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Gov. Eric Greitens announces his pick for the new COO. PHOTO/THE MISSOURI TIMES - BEN PETERS

As other states reconsider Medicaid expansion, Missouri Republicans stand firmly opposed

As other states reconsider Medicaid expansion, Missouri Republicans stand firmly opposed

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – While several red states have decided to review whether or not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) following the failure of Congress last week to repeal and replace the controversial law, Republican leaders in Missouri have made it known Medicaid expansion will not take place in the Show-Me

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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

An episode of the Heads Up! Missouri podcast being taped (Photo by Alex Townsend)

Progressive legislators turn to podcasts to spread message

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Democratic legislators in both chambers have decided to take the airwaves in what has recently become a much more conventional method of communication: podcasting. Kansas City Democrats Rep. Lauren Arthur and Jon Carpenter launched their podcast, Podgressive, releasing the first episode on Soundcloud Sunday. Arthur and Carpenter discussed the national, state

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Missouri Nondiscrimination Act is introduced in the House & Senate for the 19th year in a row

Jefferson City — For the 19th year in a row the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA) has been filed in the Missouri House and Senate. This legislation was first introduced by Steve McLuckie in 1998. MONA would add sexual orientation and gender identity to Missouri’s Human Rights Act, which currently prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, and

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

With right-to-work done, Rehder moves on to PDMP legislation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Right-to-work has preoccupied Rep. Holly Rehder, R-Sikeston, for the first month of session, but now that Gov. Eric Greitens has signed the monumental piece of legislation, she will move onto her next major legislative priority: initiating a prescription drug monitoring program in Missouri. For the third year in a row, Rehder

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110 legislators join Amendment 3 opposition

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Operators Association announced a coalition of 110 legislators opposing Amendment 3, the Early Childhood Health and Education Amendment. With a Supreme Court decision to leave the amendment on the ballot Tuesday afternoon, the coalition could help opponents prevent it from getting approval when voters

An activist dressed as a kangaroo in judge's robes was escorted from the room before the conference took place. Opponents to the investigation have called it a "kangaroo court."

A Kangaroo at the Capitol: Liberals reject Sanctity of Life investigation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Before the start of Tuesday’s press conference regarding the findings of a yearlong investigation by the Republican members of the Senate Sanctity of Life Committee, everyone could not help but notice the elephant in the room. But in this case, the elephant was a kangaroo. An unidentified person affiliated with Progress

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Hicks’ CPR bill faces uphill struggle

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – One of the most innocuous bills in the Capitol this year may become one of the most contentious in the final week of the legislative session. Rep. Ron Hicks, R-St. Peters, authored a bill to make CPR instruction a mandatory high school requirement. Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, has a similar bill.

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Fetal tissue regulation bills heard in the Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee heard testimony on Rep. Diane Franklin and Rep. Andrew Koenig’s legislation that prohibits the sale of fetal tissue from abortions in Missouri and regulates procedures for proper disposal of the fetal tissue. The bills, HBs 2069 and 2371 were combined in the House, and

Schaefer speaks on the Senate floor, April 7, 2016

Senate passes budget despite disagreements on health care, Mizzou, and Planned Parenthood funding

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It took the Missouri Senate just one long Thursday session to pass along most of the FY 2017 state budget with few changes after the Senate Appropriations Committee process. Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, said the process was fairly painless. “It went relatively well. People have their own ideas

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