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Rep. Alferman presents HB60 on Lobbyist Expenditures before the House Committee on General Laws.  (Tim Bommel/Missouri House Photojournalist)

Lobbyist gift ban clears second hurdle

Lobbyist gift ban clears second hurdle

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House continues to push ethics reform forward in the early days of the legislative session. House Bill 60, sponsored by Rep. Justin Alferman, R-Hermann, was the first bill to reach committee, as the House Committee on General Laws held its first hearing on Monday, hours before the inauguration ceremony. HB

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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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Nixon orders flags to half-staff to honor Teitelman

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon announced late Tuesday that he would order all flags at Missouri courts to half-staff in remembrance of Supreme Court Judge Richard Teitelman who died Tuesday at the age of 69. Teitelman was the first Jewish and legally blind judge to serve on Missouri’s highest court. A cause has

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St. Louis Regional Chamber awards anti-SJR 39 and pro-business legislators

ST. LOUIS – Last week, the St. Louis Regional Chamber awarded six legislators the title of “Chamber Champion” for their work in defeating SJR 39. Reps. Mike Colona, Jim Hansen, Jeremy LaFaver, Sharon Pace, Caleb Rowden and Anne Zerr were the six representatives who voted against the controversial “religious liberties” measure in the Emerging Issues Committee in April. The

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St. Louis Chamber hands out ‘Champion’ awards including ‘SJR Six’

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce named the six legislators who voted to kill SJR 39 as Champion Award Winners on Wednesday afternoon. Reps. Mike Colona, Jim Hansen, Jeremy LaFaver, Sharon Pace, Caleb Rowden and Anne Zerr were named as recipients of the award. All six serve on the House

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Attorney General report on racial profiling in traffic stop spawns calls for action

by Tim Curtis and Scott Moyers JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – When Attorney General Chris Koster released the annual traffic stop disparity report Wednesday, he included for the first time a call for the legislature to fix a racial bias. The report showed that in 2015, a black Missourians was 1.69 times more likely to be pulled

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Final piece of photo voter ID puzzle passes the House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Tony Dugger, R-Hartville, received a standing ovation from his caucus as the House gave final approval Thursday night to HJR 53, the final piece of the photo voter ID package passed this session. The resolution would amend the constitution, if approved by voters, to enact photo voter ID legislation. The

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Kander releases findings on St. Louis County election fiasco

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Secretary of State Jason Kander promised an investigation into the mishandling of elections in St. Louis County that took place April 5, 2016. He released the findings of the Elections Integrity Review Wednesday afternoon. The report found that a mix-up of ballot types caused shortages in certain types of ballots at

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Medical marijuana fails again in the House as IP moves closer to the ballot

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House failed for the second time this session to move medical marijuana out of the chamber, days after an initiative petition to put the issue on the ballot submitted its signatures. Rep. Dave Hinson, R- St. Clair, attempted to amend the Compassionate Care Act to SB 831, a bill regulating

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Photo voter ID law passes General Assembly

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — By a 112-38 vote, the House truly agreed to and finally passed HB 1631, which would provide the framework to implement photo voter ID. The Senate amended the legislation earlier this week as part of a compromise to allow it to come to a vote after several attempts to pass the

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