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Tim Remole

Remole’s bill seeks to bring accountability to foster care system

Remole’s bill seeks to bring accountability to foster care system

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It’s not often that a House committee hearing leaves members fighting back tears. It does happen, but only a certain number of issues. One topic that is most likely to do so is anything involving children. That was the case during last week’s hearing in the Children and Families’ committee when

House Budget Committee (Photo courtesy of Tim Bommel, Missouri House Communications)

House committee puts final touches on budget

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House Budget Committee took the next step in moving the state’s budget forward on Tuesday night. In a crowded room, lawmakers managed to advance all of the operating bills to the House after more than six hours of putting the final touches on Missouri’s more than $27 billion budget.

Greitens Executive order

Greitens restores some funding to K-12 transportation, home services programs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After receiving $60 million in two recent settlements, Gov. Eric Greitens announced Thursday he would refund $52 million of that money into home-based service programs for the mentally and physically disabled and the elderly and school transportation, two areas he cut in his proposed budget. The governor will not release withheld funds into the budget but rather