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Rep. Mark Ellebracht reads his letter asking Gov. Eric Greitens to veto SB 43 May 10, 2017. (Travis ZImpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Democrats ask Greitens to veto discrimination bill

Democrats ask Greitens to veto discrimination bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Democrats made one final, desperate attempt to defeat SB 43 Wednesday morning by gathering outside of Gov. Eric Greitens’ office to deliver letters urging him to veto the bill. Each representative wrote their own letters stating their opposition to the legislation. Rep. Mark Ellebracht read from his own letter, elucidating

Attorney General Josh Hawley at the Federalist Society's Capitol Forum Jan. 23, 2017

Hawley releases details on new fight against human trafficking

ST. LOUIS – Attorney General Joshua Hawley will take the fight to human trafficking in Missouri with a series of new initiatives he announced Monday from a safehouse for victims of trafficking in St. Louis. In an editorial published by CNN titled “Slavery still exists in the land of the free – we must confront

Sen. Ed Emery testifies on his bill SB 98 Feb. 21, 2017.

‘Bathroom bill,’ SB98, brings out crowd in committee

Legislation would require transgender students to use restroom of sex on birth certificate JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Last year, a Senate bill purporting to support religious liberty to prevent vendors from providing services for same-sex weddings became arguably the most infamous piece of legislation in the state after a 39-hour filibuster and a contentious House

House Committee on Children and Family

Moon’s ‘personhood’ amendment seeks to ban all abortions in Show-Me State

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Each year, the issue of abortion remains a hotly-contested item in the Missouri Legislature, and this year is no exception, as one lawmaker has returned a measure seeking to outlaw all abortion in Missouri. Rep. Mike Moon, R-Ash Grove, has once again filed his “personhood” legislation in the Missouri House, seeking

Women's Foundation, women business

Women’s Foundation releases new study on economic equality

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Women’s Foundation, in concert with the University of Missouri Institute of Public Policy, released a new study on the status of women in Missouri Thursday morning. The study serves as an update to a 2014 study which explored mostly the same datasets, and the findings reveal progress for Missouri’s women

Sen. Bob Onder speaks at the Emerging Issues Hearing on SJR 39. (Tim Curtis/The Missouri Times)

Senate hears anti-abortion legislation; Onder urges more regulation on clinics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee heard testimony from abortion-choice advocates and anti-abortion groups on Wednesday regarding five bills aimed at restricting the practice in the state. The slate of anti-abortion legislation offered by Republican lawmakers would, among other things, prohibit abortions performed on basis of sex, race or Down

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