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Rep. Jeanie Lauer and Rep. Corlew talk while the House debates REAL ID on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Photo by Tim Bommel, House Communications

All eyes turn to Senate as House passes REAL ID

All eyes turn to Senate as House passes REAL ID

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House managed to finally pass the highly-contested REAL ID bill Thursday afternoon. The issue of REAL ID has been a hotly-debated one in the General Assembly. The true battle has not been between Democrats and Republicans; rather, Rpublicans have fought amongst themselves. Both the arguments for and against the bill

Rep. Jon Carpenter (right) lobbies Rep. Mike Moon (left) to vote agaisnt an emergency clause on Rep. Jason Chipman's minimum wage bill March 9, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Minimum wage restriction passes through House

Emergency clause passes by the skin of its teeth JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House voted to pass a bill which would bar St. Louis, Kansas City, and other municipalities from raising their minimum wage above the state level, but not without a slight hiccup. When the House began voting for an emergency clause, several Republican

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Moon wants to create ‘History of Abortion’ exhibit in Capitol

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.  – State Rep. Mike Moon, R-Ash Grove, this week filed HB 1014, which seeks to add an exhibit on the history of abortion to the state museum. Called the “Never Again Act,” the legislation directs the created exhibit to be placed near the existing exhibit displaying the state’s history of slavery. Moon

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Moon’s ‘personhood’ amendment seeks to ban all abortions in Show-Me State

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Each year, the issue of abortion remains a hotly-contested item in the Missouri Legislature, and this year is no exception, as one lawmaker has returned a measure seeking to outlaw all abortion in Missouri. Rep. Mike Moon, R-Ash Grove, has once again filed his “personhood” legislation in the Missouri House, seeking


Debate over transgender bathroom policy heats up in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – When the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice under President Barack Obama released a statement that directed public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their preferred gender, Republicans around the country and within the state quickly denounced the decision. In the last few days, more Missouri politicians,

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Hubrecht defends rape comments

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Democratic groups are reacting with outrage to comments made by Rep. Tila Hubrecht, R-Dexter, during debate over a controversial “personhood” bill that could make abortion legal in the state. During Tuesday’s discussion on the perfection of Rep. Mike Moon’s HJR 98, which seeks to “[recognize] the right of every unborn human

Attorney General Chris Koster at the 2016 State of the State Address.


Moon wants to impeach Koster

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Rep. Mike Moon, R-Ash Grove, announced Monday that he has started the impeachment process against Democratic gubernatorial candidate and  Attorney General Chris Koster. Moon sought, but failed, to impeach Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon in 2015. Moon has drafted two resolutions to begin House investigations into Koster to determine whether he neglected the

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Abortion tissue bill passes the house

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After much discussion Thursday morning, the House of Representatives, with an overwhelming veto-proof majority passed HBs 2069 and 2371 that prevent the sale or donation of fetal remains or tissues that result from an abortion. Rep. Diane Franklin, R-Camdenton, sponsored the legislation and took pains to paint the issue as separate

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Lobbying gift ban passes in the House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – By a 147-12 vote, the House voted to pass Rep, Justin Alferman’s, R-Hermann, bill to ban lobbyist gifts. The resounding vote count on HB 2166 follows yesterday’s similar perfection vote on the bill. Those who voted against it came from both parties. Rep. Shamed Dogan, R-Ballwin, argued that the bill was


Increased abortion regulation to be a focus for Missouri General Assembly

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With the legislative session fast approaching, Republican legislators have released their agenda for 2016. While ethics reform, economic development, transportation funding and stadium financing (or lack thereof) will be a focus in the coming year, the ongoing battle over abortion rights, restrictions and regulations should also play a central role. Several