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Yes, we CAN help economically disadvantaged students in Missouri

Yes, we CAN help economically disadvantaged students in Missouri

By Representative Elaine Gannon Instead of lamenting the students who fail to graduate from High School in Missouri, we can help to make sure that when they realize they made a destructive choice they know there is a solution. My bill, HB 469, would make the HI-SET, which is the high school equivalency exam, free for first-time

Stand up for our veterans by protecting prevailing wage

By Al Bond, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Carpenters Regional Council and Brian Murphy, President of BAM Construction In the construction industry, we get to work with many remarkable veterans who come home to Missouri and literally build up their communities.  People like Danny Burlison and Eric Phillippe, who are veterans, construction workers, and fathers. Danny served our

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft discusses his office's budget with the House Budget Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Tim Bommel, Missouri House Communications)

Missourians Overwhelmingly Passed Photo Voter ID, Now What?

By Jay Ashcroft, Missouri Secretary of State Last November, Missourians voted to pass constitutional amendment six, paving the way for common sense voter ID, by a margin of 63 percent – 37 percent. The Missouri Secretary of State’s office is responsible for the implementation of the new photo ID law, set to take effect June

Missourians Should Be Able to Choose a Driver’s License that Complies with REAL ID

By Kevin Corlew, State Representative for District 14  The Missouri General Assembly is considering legislation that would give Missourians the ability to choose a state-issued driver’s license that complies with the federal REAL ID Act. In 2005, the U.S. Congress unanimously passed the REAL ID Act, which was signed into law by President George W.

Letter to the Editor: Labor unions can do well in right-to-work states

By Greg Johns Missourians for Right to Work iae@murlin.com           Missouri’s new Right to Work law does only one thing.  A company with a union contract cannot have a forced-unionism clause in the contract.  That’s it.  Everything else in the contract stays the same.  Wages, benefits, working conditions and etc.  The

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Letter to the Editor: Monopoly electric utilities are at it again

Over 40 high paid lobbyists employed by Ameren, KCP&L and other electric providers have once again descended upon the capitol building. Their mission is to convince legislators to force the Public Service Commission (PSC) to change their rate making authority and oversight of these money hungry monopolies with passage of Senate Bill 190. Widely known

ACLU of Missouri Supports Password Protection Bill

 SB316 protects the right to privacy, free speech for students, employees and tenants across Missouri   The ACLU of Missouri supports Senate Bill 316, which protects the constitutional right to privacy by ensuring that schools, employers and landlords are not forcing Missourians to reveal their social media passwords. “This bill is vital to Missouri’s ability to

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Transcript of Gov. Eric Greitens’ 2017 State of the State Address

Thank you, Lieutenant Governor Parson; Speaker Richardson and the members of the Missouri House; President Pro Tem Richard and members of the Missouri Senate; Chief Justice Breckenridge and the judges of the Supreme Court of Missouri; State officials; and our honored guests. Thank you. And thank you to Sheena, my beautiful wife, and Missouri’s First

Missouri Rising announces 2017 plans

Will Lead Effort To Help Pass Right-to-Work Legislation & Other Pro-Growth Reforms, Partnering With Missouri Public Affairs Professional Mark Rhoads JEFFERSON CITY – Following a successful 2016 that saw Missourians embrace new conservative leadership up and down the ballot, Missouri Rising today announced plans to expand its efforts in 2017 to advance freedom and pro-growth

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Missouri Chamber announces legislative priorities for 2017

Missouri can make significant gains in economic standing and opportunities for workers in 2017 By Karen Buschmann, Missouri Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Communications JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s business community has unfinished business to resolve in the 2017 Legislative Session. After nearly a decade of vetoes of labor, civil justice, unemployment insurance and workers’

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