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Senate committee sunshine law appeal heard

KANSAS CITY – The Missouri Western District Court of Appeals heard arguments today in a case asking whether Progress Missouri had a right to record Senate committee hearings. Progress Missouri and its attorney, Christopher Grant, argued that under Missouri’s sunshine law, the Senate could not exempt themselves from being recorded by the public. “The Senate

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Photo voter ID on Nov. 8 ballot

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon announced late Monday that a controversial photo voter ID measure passed by the General Assembly will go on the Nov. 8, 2016 ballot. HJR 53, sponsored by Rep. Tony Dugger, R-Hartville, will amend the Missouri constitution to require voters to verify their identity with a government-issued photo identification. It passed through

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Senate committee sunshine law appeal heard

KANSAS CITY – The Missouri Western District Court of Appeals heard arguments today in a case asking whether Progress Missouri had a right to record Senate committee hearings. Progress Missouri and its attorney, Christopher Grant, argued that under Missouri’s sunshine law, the Senate could not exempt themselves from being recorded by the public. “The Senate

Executive Branch

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Nixon to travel to Cuba on trade mission

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon will not be spending most of Memorial Day weekend at barbecues like most Americans. Instead, Nixon will be leading a delegation of Missouri business leaders and government officials on a trade mission to Cuba from May 29 to June 1. With Cuba and the United States normalizing relations

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MNEA announces opposition to early childhood education petition

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The bumpy road for a ballot measure to fund early childhood educations programs just got a little bumpier. The Missouri chapter of the National Education Association (MNEA) announced Wednesday that their members oppose the measure, sponsored by the Raise Your Hands for Kids (RYH4K) organization. The proposed constitutional amendment would raise taxes on cigarettes

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MNEA announces opposition to early childhood education petition

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The bumpy road for a ballot measure to fund early childhood educations programs just got a little bumpier. The Missouri chapter of the National Education Association (MNEA) announced Wednesday that their members oppose the measure, sponsored by the Raise Your Hands for Kids (RYH4K) organization. The proposed constitutional amendment would raise taxes on cigarettes

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