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

Five Questions with… Rep. Nick Schroer

Five Questions with… Rep. Nick Schroer

With the legislative session takes a week-long hiatus for spring break, we sat down with five of the new freshmen legislators to discuss their perspectives after working in the Capitol for the first half of session. The third piece in this Q&A series features five questions with Rep. Nick Schroer, R-O’Fallon. The Missouri Times: We’ve

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Five Questions with… Rep. Crystal Quade

With the legislative session takes a week-long hiatus for spring break, we sat down with five of the new freshmen legislators to discuss their perspectives after working in the Capitol for the first half of session. The second piece in this Q&A series features five questions with Rep. Crystal Quade, D-Springfield. The Missouri Times: You

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Five Questions with…Rep. Bruce DeGroot

With the legislative session takes a week-long hiatus for spring break, we sat down with five of the new freshmen legislators to discuss their perspectives after working in the Capitol for the first half of session. The first piece in this Q&A series features five questions with Rep. Bruce DeGroot, R-Chesterfield. The Missouri Times: As

Rep. Shawn Rhoads

House perfects ticket resale legislation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Should Missourians have the option freely transfer or sell tickets they have purchased if they are unable to attend? A proposal moving through the House says yes. Under the legislation, sponsored Rep. Shawn Rhoads, R-West Plains, concert-goers and sports fans who purchase tickets to live events would be considered the owner of

Rory Rowland

House passes Rowland’s resolution supporting sheltered workshops

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Missouri House resolution could provide some much-needed support for sheltered workshops in Missouri while changing the federal guidelines that surround them. More than 6,300 people living with developmental disabilities work at such sheltered workshops across the Show-Me State, but the federal laws present a major issue. Workplaces employing individuals living

House Committee on Children and Family

House committee passes 20-week abortion ban

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Republicans continue pushing forward legislation challenging abortion laws in Missouri, with the latest act aiming to place a ban on all abortions in the second trimester of the pregnancy. Reps. Donna Lichtenegger and Phil Christofanelli’s Pain-Capable Unborn Protection Act was voted out of the Children and Families Committee with a final vote

Speaker Todd Richardson speaking on the House floor March 8, 2017 (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Minimum wage bill gets speedy approval from House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The house perfected a bill aimed at stopping a minimum wage increase in St. Louis from going into effect. Rep. Jason Chipman’s legislation would prevent any city, town, or other municipality from raising their local minimum wage above the state’s own minimum hourly rate. Previous statutes passed by the legislature in

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House committee passes alcohol advertising bill, despite protests

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Just a week after stirring the proverbial pot in a House committee hearing, the controversial HB 433 passed through the committee despite a continued verbal battle Tuesday evening. The bill sponsored by Rep. Robert Cornejo, R-St. Peters, the chairman of the House Committee, would allow alcohol retailers to offer  “any coupon, premium,

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Republicans continue fight against STL minimum wage hike

Bills fast-tracked after last week’s MO Supreme Court decision JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two bills aimed at restricting minimum wage increases by the state’s political subdivisions filed last Wednesday by two House Republicans will have hearings Monday afternoon in the House Rules – Administrative Oversight Committee. Reps. Jason Chipman and Dan Shaul filed the legislation

Missourians Should Be Able to Choose a Driver’s License that Complies with REAL ID

By Kevin Corlew, State Representative for District 14  The Missouri General Assembly is considering legislation that would give Missourians the ability to choose a state-issued driver’s license that complies with the federal REAL ID Act. In 2005, the U.S. Congress unanimously passed the REAL ID Act, which was signed into law by President George W.

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