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Rep. Diane Franklin speaks to anti-abortion activists outside the Columbia Planned Parenthood Dec. 12, 2016. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Franklin throws her name into competitive 2018 Senate District 16 race

Franklin throws her name into competitive 2018 Senate District 16 race

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Diane Franklin, R-Camdenton, announced she will run to represent Senate District 16 in what is quickly becoming a large field to replace the term-limited Sen. Dan Brown. In a Facebook post-Tuesday afternoon, Franklin said she would officially announce a campaign kickoff in May or June after session ends for the year.

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

House Democrats provide crucial votes for Rehder’s PDMP bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – For the third year in a row, Rep. Holly Rehder’s Narcotics Control Act was passed out of the House Monday evening 102-54. Rehder’s bill notably needed Democratic support. Only two Democrats voted against the measure, but 52 Republicans, almost half of the caucus, voted against the measure. Fifty-eight Republicans voted for the

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Dillon to run for Senate in SD 16

ROLLA, Mo. – Ryan Dillon, a former aide to former Missouri Congressman Ike Skelton, has solidified his intention to run for Senate in Missouri’s 16th District, which includes several prominent Mid-Missouri towns and areas like Rolla, Camdenton, Waynesville, Salem, St. James, Fort Leonard Wood and the southern half of the Lake of the Ozarks. Dillon

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‘Beer Bill’ makes it through the House as an amendment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The “Beer Bill” moved through the House on Thursday afternoon, as an amendment on a wine bill, after some contentious debate. While opponents argued that the bill would hurt small businesses, many of the bill’s supporters argued that through the vetting process, the bill had changed and evolved to the point

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Rehder gathers coalition, gets PDMP perfected

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After weeks of politicking and gathering votes, Rep. Holly Rehder, R-Sikeston, finally introduced HB 1892, better known as the Narcotics Control Act, to the House floor with a bit of surprise for a vote to institute a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) in the state of Missouri. The bill was perfected

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House handles bills to stop opiate addiction

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On the House calendar this week, the chamber entertained two bills aimed at mitigating opioid use in Missouri. One was overwhelmingly popular, but the other has stalled due to growing opposition. The former was sponsored by Rep. Steve Lynch, R-Waynesville, and it would allow physicians to prescribe naloxone, also known as

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