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Sen. Gary Romine (foreground) listens to testimony from the Missouri NEA's Otto Fajen on his CTE bill Jan. 24, 2017.

House hearing held on Romine’s discrimination bill

House hearing held on Romine’s discrimination bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House Special Committee on Litigation Reform held an extended hearing on Sen. Gary Romine’s SB 43 after testimony ran over the two hours allotted Monday afternoon. The bill is similar in nature to a bill heard earlier in the session by the committee sponsored by Rep. Kevin Austin. However, the

Missouri NAACP President Rod Chapel (center) speaks regarding Rep. Bill Lant's attempt to silence his testimony on a discrimination bill Feb. 14, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Beatty, MO NAACP president call for Lant to step down as chair of Litigation Reform Committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following the silencing of Missouri NAACP President Rod Chapel at Monday evening’s Special Committee on Litigation Reform, House Democrats and left-leaning organizations and advocacy groups called for Rep. Bill Lant, R-Pineville, to be removed from his position as chair of the committee. Chapel said Lant should apologize to the members of the state


Right-to-work hearing marks first step of new labor reform reality

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Former Rep. Shannon Cooper, reprentative for the Carpenters District Council may have put it best Tuesday afternoon when he said he felt like Mel Gibson’s portrayal of William Wallace at the end of Braveheart. “We fought a good fight, but we know where we’re heading,” the union representative said during the

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Nixon vetoes omnibus bill for dispute over fees

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a bill Thursday that had a wide range of provisions relating to everything from sheltered workshops, fire protection, property managers, and the consolidation of road districts to nuisance abatement ordinances, the taxation of bed and breakfasts, museum district petitions. His official reason for the veto? SB 867 would allow

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Child abuse bill gets Nixon’s signature

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Child abuse reporting requirements were strengthened with Gov. Jay Nixon’s signature on HB 1877, one of three bills signed Wednesday. The bill, sponsored by Rep. David Wood, R-Versailles, adds more crimes to the list for which individuals can be added to the Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry if convicted. Those

House members to push union pension transparency, labor regulations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Three state representatives met with union representatives to discuss a bill that would allow union members who pay into union pension funds to have access to the financial standing of those funds. Reps. Bill Lant, Holly Rehder and Rob Vescovo believe HB 1540, filed by Vescovo, will allow greater transparency for union

Child Abuse and Neglect Committee meets to discuss new statewide standards recommendations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Joint Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect met Tuesday to discuss the final version of the Missouri Juvenile Standards as written and presented by members of the Juvenile Officer’s Association. The standards will create a statewide system of rules and guidelines instead of allowing individual court circuits to set their

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Updated: KC and STL Mayors speak out against Second Amendment Preservation Act

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Mayors Sly James of Kansas City and Francis Slay came together to speak against the Second Amendment Preservation Act, a bill likely to pass the Missouri legislature that nullifies some federal gun regulations and criminalizes enforcement of them.  Mayor James called the act “absurd” in relation to the crime problems facing


Young Bankers Day at the Capitol

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – The Missouri Bankers Young Leadership Division spent time at the capitol today to discuss issues important to the association.  Adam Trower chairman of the Young Bankers Leadership Division and Vice President of Community State Bank in Bowling Green and three other members of the leadership division sat down with The Missouri