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Department of Corrections hearing leaves questions unanswered, irks legislators

Department of Corrections hearing leaves questions unanswered, irks legislators

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Frustration from lawmakers filled the latest hearing of the committee designed to investigate a glut of harassment allegations in the Missouri Department of Corrections. House members on the Subcommittee on Corrections Workforce Environment and Conduct heard testimony Thursday morning from two officials within the department that oversee both workforce and criminal

Rep. Holly Rehder watches debate on her right-to-work bill Jan. 18, 2017 (Courtesy of Tim Bommel)

Right-to-work passed by House on inevitable journey to Greitens’ desk

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Debate alternated between heartfelt to contentious to passionate to sobering between members of the House as the body perfected Holly Rehder’s right-to-work bill 100-58 Wednesday, passing it Thursday 100-59. The issue has divided Missourians and that divide was on full display Wednesday over the course of nearly three hours of debate.

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McCaherty praises final passage of ports bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. John McCaherty, R-Murphy, praised the House’s passage of SB 861, encouraging investment in Missouri’s ports. The Senate passed the measure, sponsored by Sen. Paul Wieland, R-Imperial, earlier this week. “Our ports are such a vital part of our state’s transportation infrastructure and represent such an essential component to our efforts


‘Beer bill’ passes General Assembly

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The “beer bill” gained final approval in the House today, after the House committee substitute was stripped in the face of a possible filibuster in the Senate. SB 919 originally passed the Senate in March, and the House committee substitute was added in early April. Then the bill waited while the


In vitro fertilization bill would define embryos as human life

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Jasha McQueen created four embryos with her then-husband through in vitro fertilization (IVF) in 2007. Two of those embryos became her twin sons, but the other two have become the subject of a lengthy and grueling court battle when McQueen and her husband started divorce proceedings in 2010. McQueen claimed possession of those embryos


Tip Sheet: 2016 State House Seats

In 2014, the Republicans elected 118 members to the House, which was not only a majority, but a supermajority with nine votes to spare. Few state parties across the country have suffered more at the statehouse level under the Obama administration than Missouri Democrats. While resignations have cost the Republicans two seats and the Democrats

McCaherty calls on Nixon to reconsider stadium funding plan

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. John McCaherty, R-Murphy, joined the growing number of state lawmakers Friday asking for a public vote on stadium financing, calling on Gov. Jay Nixon to reconsider his plans due to state budget and credit concerns. In his letter, McCaherty wrote, “As I know you are aware, the plan calls for approximately