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Missouri senators call to arm National Guardsmen

Missouri senators call to arm National Guardsmen

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Members of the Republican Caucus asked Gov. Jay Nixon to sign an executive order that would allow Missouri National Guardsmen to carry weapons Saturday. The request comes after a gunman shot and killed five people at a U.S. Marine Corps recruiting station in Chattanooga, Tennessee last week. The gunman is being investigated for any

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Missouri Daughters of the American Revolution honor patriot in Capitol

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution added the name of Jonathon Elston to a plaque in the Capitol that recognizes Revolutionary War patriots buried in Missouri Friday afternoon. The group, which says it is committed to historic preservation, education and patriotism, held the unveiling of the

Koenig, Franklin announce Planned Parenthood investigation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two Missouri House committees will begin investigations against Planned Parenthood based on viral video footage alleging that the reproductive health care organization illegally traffics the body parts of aborted fetuses. Reps. Andrew Koenig (R-Ballwin), chair of the House Ways and Means Committee and a candidate for state senate in 2016, and


Greitens makes campaign stop in Jefferson City

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Dozens of people flocked to see Republican gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens speak Thursday at the Downtown Diner in Jefferson City. Conservative people of the community, members of the press, and political staffers filled the room to standing room only capacity to listen to Greitens as he kicks off his gubernatorial campaign

Nixon signs bill to eliminate free speech zones on campuses

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri became just the second state in the nation making designated free speech zones on state college campuses obsolete. Gov. Jay Nixon signed S.B. 93, the “Campus Free Expression Act,” Tuesday, effectively banning state universities from instituting specific free speech zones on their campus. In turn, these zones conversely made it against university rules to hold


Greitens uses FOX News editorial to explain party switch, goes on listening tour

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Presumptive gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens published an editorial on Fox News’s website Monday promoting his run for governor. The piece highlighted why he decided to change political parties from Democrat to Republican and what he would do once elected. Greitens, a former Navy SEAL with four tours of duty, said the revelation


Keaveny reflects on tumultuous 2015 session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Minority Floor Leader Joe Keaveny (D – St. Louis) released his 2015 Legislative Report last week to summarize highs and lows of the 2015 session from the Democratic point of view. Keaveny emphasized in the report that a large portion of the Senate Dems’ victories came by stifling the Republican supermajority’s

Nixon sweet on ‘Honey Bill’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The “Honey Bill” has buzzed its way into Missouri law. Last week, Gov. Jay Nixon signed Senate Bill 500, dubbed the “Honey Bill,” which redefined certain state statutes in regards to honey. Under old Missouri law, honey was held to the same regulatory standards as jams and jellies and if yearly sales

Kander awards grants to Daniel Boone library, Columbia schools

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Secretary of State Jason Kander announced Monday that the Columbia Public Schools and Daniel Boone Regional Library system would receive nearly $33,000 in grants. Columbia Public Schools will receive $9,957 to expand upon a personalized digital reading program for families with pre-kindergarten students. “This grant will help Columbia Public Schools encourage childhood literacy for

Greitens to tour Missouri in build-up to governor candidacy

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Although Missouri businessman and former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens has yet to formally announced his candidacy for Governor, he appears to be doing everything but formally leap into the race as he prepares to embark on a three-month tour across Missouri Tuesday to hear concerns from the state’s citizens. Greitens, a prospective