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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’

The PSC Should Stay the Course on the Grain Belt Express

By Leslie Holloway, Missouri Farm Bureau State regulators are holding hearings in eight Missouri counties this week and next week to hear from citizens regarding the proposed Grain Belt Express project, a high-voltage, direct current transmission line. If it seems like déjà vu, that’s because this is the second time in as many years that Clean

Gov. Nixon’s Thanksgiving message for 2016

“On this national day of Thanksgiving, the First Lady and I join millions of other Missouri families in pausing to give thanks for our many blessings. The first Thanksgiving in America brought together two very different cultures for a peaceful gathering – a sign that our nascent country was building a foundation of respect for

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