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Politics playing a role in UM policy for employees running for state office

Politics playing a role in UM policy for employees running for state office

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The University of Missouri’s opposition to two bills filed by Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, may be playing a role in the debate as to whether or not employees of the state funded university can seek state political office. Currently, most state employees must completely leave their jobs when they begin to campaign


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

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Onder, Emery speak out against gay marriage, government overreach

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri State Senators Bob Onder (R – St. Charles) and Ed Emery (R – Lamar) published statements Friday criticizing multiple aspects of the recent Supreme Court ruling that effectively legalized marriage between same-sex couples. The conservatives decried what they saw as judicial activism on the part of the Supreme Court in redefining marriage

Senator Bob Onder Releases Statement on Governor Jay Nixon’s Executive Order

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Lake Saint Louis, July 10, 2015   Missouri State Senator Bob Onder released the following statement:   Governor Jay Nixon’s recent remarks and Executive Order 15-04 on same-sex “marriage” constitute an attack by the Governor on the freedom of religion and conscience rights of Missourians.   The Governor quotes approvingly Justice

PRESS RELEASE: Schaefer scores major victory in fight to stop common core

From the office of Sen. Kurt Schaefer: SCHAEFER WINS FIGHT TO STOP COMMON CORE IN MISSOURI Under strict orders from legislative language crafted by Kurt Schaefer and other conservative leaders in the Missouri General Assembly, yesterday the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) informed its Common Core testing vendor that the state would

Court Agrees Missouri Senate Followed the Constitution – Dismisses Lawsuit

  “We are pleased with the judge’s decision to dismiss the case. Missouri’s Constitution establishes three coequal branches of government, the legislative, executive and judicial. The Constitution also allows the Senate to adopt its own rules relating to its internal proceedings. The judge’s decision appropriately recognizes the authority of the Senate. All Senate meetings are


Missouri legislators continue autism successes with bill signature

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The Missouri legislature has notched another win in their fight to support those with disabilities and their families with the Governor’s signature on SB 174, the “Missouri Achieving a Better Life Experience Program (ABLE)” program. “Helping children with disabilities is not a partisan issue, it’s a human issue. It is about the