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House lawmakers seek to improve public opinion of law enforcement with transparency bills

House lawmakers seek to improve public opinion of law enforcement with transparency bills

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri lawmakers have made a point of standing behind the members of law enforcement, with the House recently passing several bills regarding police protection. But the debate has also brought up concerns over the perceived lack of action by the General Assembly to address the issues highlighted by the 2014 shooting

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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,

House Committee on General Laws hears eight bills on ethics reform on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017

House Democrats look to hold Greitens accountable with ethics bills

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Democrats are looking to hold Gov. Eric Greitens accountable on his repeated promises to “drain the swamp” and rid Missouri of “politics as usual.” The minority party filed six bills that appeared before the House General Laws Committee Tuesday night, aimed at addressing issues of corruption in the state government.

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

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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