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Rep. Nick Schroer testifies before a committee. (Facebook Photo/Nick Schroer for State Representative)

Schroer seeks to reform criminal justice by raising the age of juvenile jurisdiction

Schroer seeks to reform criminal justice by raising the age of juvenile jurisdiction

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In the state of Missouri, a 17-year-old cannot vote, join the army, buy cigarettes, gamble, or even serve on a jury, but they can be tried as adults in a court of law. Right now, Missouri is one of only seven states that automatically prosecutes 17-year-olds as adults. In fact, any

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

MoDOT director says department is treading water

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Department of Transportation Director Patrick McKenna says his department is facing a number of challenges in their efforts to maintain the state’s transportation infrastructure. “Essentially, right now, we’re treading water,” he said. “We’re maintaining our system, but we are not improving. We’re fixing and replacing about as many bridges each

Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, questions a witness on a budget request. (Photo courtesy of Tim Bommel, Missouri House Communications)

Galloway says her office can handle increased workload on same budget funding

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Auditor Nicole Galloway’s office has seen an increased workload over the past year, but the top-ranking Democrat in Missouri’s executive branch says her team can accomplish everything they need to with the exact same budget presented to the Legislature during the previous year. Galloway presented her office’s budget requests before

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Walsh concerned about MoDOT and highway infrastructure

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Senate Minority Leader Gina Walsh has always been a strong and vocal leader in the Missouri legislature and has plenty to say when it comes to the state’s budget. When asked about her reactions to Governor Eric Greitens’ State of the State address on this week’s #MOLEG Podcast, she said she

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MO Lottery receives clean audit, on pace for another productive year

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The past fiscal year was a very productive one for the Missouri Lottery, and it looks like it’s on path for another great year in FY 2017. The lottery transferred $26.1 million in profits Friday to the Lottery Proceeds Fund, bringing the total for the 2017 fiscal year to more than $143.7 million.

Release: State of Missouri issues $97.2 million in bonds for Fulton State Hospital construction project

State government will still have lower levels of state-issued bonding debt than when Governor Nixon first took office JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Office of Administration today announced the issuance of $97.2 million in bonds for the rebuilding of Fulton State Hospital. The $211 million project is currently underway, and today’s bond sale is the

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MHDC re-approves $9 million in funding for 2017

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The top priority in the final regular meeting of the Missouri Housing Development Commission for the 2016 year was approving – or denying – funds to several programs in the upcoming year. Dozens of people sat in attendance at the meeting, held at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center on Friday

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Release: Department of Higher Education addresses Bright Flight funding shortfall

Last month, the Missouri Department of Higher Education requested your input regarding two proposed responses to a potential Bright Flight funding shortfall in FY 2017. Thank you to those that responded. Although MDHE has requested an FY 2017 supplemental appropriation for the program, we will not know the outcome of that request until the spring

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Barrett asks legislative committee for increased funding for public defenders

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Michael Barrett, the director of the State Public Defender’s Office, met with members of the Joint Committee on the Justice System Tuesday on the eve of veto session to continue making his case for increased funds. This summer, Barrett made national headlines for an open letter he sent to Gov. Jay

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Audit shows concerns in state inspections

Building and construction audit finds state inspections lacking, Auditor Galloway says JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released an audit of the Office of Administration’s Division of Facilities, which is responsible for building and construction oversight. According to the audit, due to inadequate funding, state facility maintenance had been delayed and some

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