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Greitens dark money group set to attack Libla despite long record on law enforcement

Greitens dark money group set to attack Libla despite long record on law enforcement

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Springfield News-Leader reported Thursday morning that A New Missouri, Inc., a dark money nonprofit designed to further Gov. Eric Greitens agenda, would release more social media advertisements directed at senators, specifically for standing in the way of a blue alert measure meant to support law enforcement. A New Missouri has

Release: Auditor Galloway issues compilation of law enforcement federal forfeiture reports

Missouri law enforcement agencies reported receiving and spending $9 million in federal forfeited funds JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (May 1, 2017) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released her office’s compilation of 2016 federal forfeiture reports. Law enforcement agencies that participate in a federal asset forfeiture program must file an annual report with both the Department

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Hailey’s Law passes Missouri House, heads to Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House passed legislation this week seeking to streamline the process for Amber Alerts, enabling law enforcement to issue alerts with more haste. HB 697, filed by Rep. Curtis Trent, R-Springfield, is called ‘’Hailey’s Law” after 10-year-old Hailey Owens of Springfield. She was kidnapped and murdered in February 2014. Craig

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House lawmakers seek to improve public opinion of law enforcement with transparency bills

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri lawmakers have made a point of standing behind the members of law enforcement, with the House recently passing several bills regarding police protection. But the debate has also brought up concerns over the perceived lack of action by the General Assembly to address the issues highlighted by the 2014 shooting

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House passes police protection bills: ‘We have your backs’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House has reaffirmed their intent to support law enforcement officers this week, passing two bills seeking to place protections on the men and women serving as police officers. Just two days after perfecting HB 57, the bill filed by Rep. Marsha Haefner, R-St. Louis, and HB 302 and 228,

Rep. Marsha Haefner speaks on her proposed bill, HB 57, on the House floor.

House perfects police protection bills from Haefner, Hill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s effort to protect the state’s law enforcement officers is one step closer to reaching fruition. The Missouri House took up a number of bills for perfection Tuesday morning, with the first bill being perhaps the most contentious one. Rep. Marsha Haefner’s bill, HB 57, began as an attempt to include

Just one day before the House passed a paycheck protection bill which would affect law enforcement and firefighter unions, Gov. Eric Greitens spent the day training with members of the St. Louis Fire Department. (From Eric Greitens' Facebook page)

House hits police, firefighters with paycheck protection bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tempers flared on the House floor Thursday morning as another labor reform issue was debated. HB 251, sponsored by Rep. Jered Taylor, R-Nixa, seeks to require authorization for certain labor unions to use their dues and fees to make political contributions. It also requires written consent for withholding earnings from paychecks,

From left to right: Rep. Steve Helms, Stacey Barfield, Jim Wood, Genie Wood, Jeff Barfield, and Rep. Curtis Trent

‘Hailey’s Law’ seeks to speed up Amber Alert process

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A new bill has been introduced this week, seeking to get Amber Alerts out quicker. Rep. Curtis Trent, R-Springfield, is the sponsor of the bill, HB 697, or as it’s being called, ‘Hailey’s Law’. Trent introduced the bill after meeting with the family of Hailey Owens, a 10-year-old Springfield, Mo. girl

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House committee takes on Blue Alert and hate crimes against police

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Protecting law enforcement officers and first responders has become a top political priority in Missouri, following several events in which members of both groups have been attacked or harassed. In 2016, more than 60 officers were killed in firearm-related deaths in the U.S. Gov. Eric Greitens has continuously called for legislation

The security entrance — including a metal detector — at the Biggs building. (Photos by Collin Reischman)

Capitol security will beef up after inauguration

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri State Capitol will see an increased security system beginning January 10. According to a release from the Capitol Police, starting that day, visitors will be searched. Officers and security personnel will be at the entrances along with X-ray conveyors and walk-through magnetometers. The release says it is an effort

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