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womens foundation

Women’s Foundation celebrates 25th anniversary; Richardson promises paid family leave

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – More than 1,500 people convened in Kansas City on Friday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Women’s Foundation, an organization that advocates for economic equality for women in Missouri and Kansas. Among the featured speakers were former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, ABC News’ White House Correspondent Ann Compton (both pictured

womens foundation

Women’s Foundation celebrates 25th anniversary; Richardson promises paid family leave

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – More than 1,500 people convened in Kansas City on Friday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Women’s Foundation, an organization that advocates for economic equality for women in Missouri and Kansas. Among the featured speakers were former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, ABC News’ White House Correspondent Ann Compton (both pictured

Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, presents his gas tax increase bill to the Senate Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee Jan. 13, 2016. TRAVIS ZIMPFER/THE MISSOURI TIMES

Libla to file bill increasing punishment for those who attack law enforcement

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Today, Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, announced he will file legislation on December 1st enhancing penalties for those who are convicted of attacking law enforcement officers and first responders. “Our law enforcement officers need to know that members of the Missouri General Assembly have their back,” Libla said. “As Chairman of the Senate

Executive Branch

construction housing

MHDC re-approves $9 million in funding for 2017

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The top priority in the final regular meeting of the Missouri Housing Development Commission for the 2016 year was approving – or denying – funds to several programs in the upcoming year. Dozens of people sat in attendance at the meeting, held at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center on Friday

Capitol Culture

Outgoing Rep. Stephen Webber has been elected as the new chair of the Missouri Democratic Party. (Benjamin Peters/Missouri Times)

Democrats select Webber as new chairman

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Democratic Party is turning to younger leadership in hopes of rebuilding the party after a dismal showing in the November election. “The defeats we suffered last November will only be permanent if we let them, and we cannot let them,” Roy Temple, the outgoing chairman of the party said.

Campaigns

Release: Schupp prioritizes families, seniors, children in 2017 legislative session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, today pre-filed 10 bills for the 2017 legislative session. The 10 bill package serves to enhance protections for the safety, health, well-being, and economic success of Missourians, with an emphasis on families, seniors, and children. “Elected officials have the ability and moral obligation to help create

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