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

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

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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

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Hill joins list of legislators filing law enforcement protection bills

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Justin Hill has pre-filed legislation that adds to a growing number of law enforcement protection bills filed in the House this session. HB 302 will add stricter punishments to criminals who target law enforcement officers, including an automatic rating of the crime as a class A felony and a revocation

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Haefner re-files bill to make assault on law enforcement a hate crime

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – When you think of the word “hate crime,” one usually thinks of crimes against race, gender, sexuality or creed. But one bill filed this December looks to change the definition of a hate crime to include offenses against first responders and law enforcement. It’s the same bill that Rep. Marsha Haefner, R-St.

Next governor will have to address transportation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Amid all the talk of “corrupt” politicians, gun rights and television ads, there hasn’t been much discussion during the governor’s race of a subject that directly affects most Missourians every day and will likely be a crucial element of the next governor’s tenure: transportation infrastructure. The state ranks 7th in the

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Fitzpatrick named new budget chair

Haefner named chair of Fiscal review JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Speaker Todd Richardson, R-Poplar Bluff, named Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick chair of the House Budget Committee and Rep. Marsha Haefner chair of the House Fiscal Review Committee Tuesday afternoon. Fitzpatrick, R-Shell Knob, had served as vice chair of the committee. That included being pressed into

Gas tax gets its hearing in the House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, called a gas tax increase necessary to help Missouri’s highways and bridges when he presented his bill to the House Transportation Committee Tuesday afternoon. During the hearing, the tax saw little opposition and was supported by groups including the Missouri Department of Transportation, Missouri’s truckers and

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