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Veterans appeal to Greitens to legalize medical cannabis

Veterans appeal to Greitens to legalize medical cannabis

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Veterans advocating for the legalization and safe regulation of medicinal cannabis visited the Capitol Tuesday hoping to catch the ear of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens. The group of about 10 veterans came from various branches – Marines, Army, National Guard – and all suffered from various ailments – brain tumors, pain,

Stand up for our veterans by protecting prevailing wage

By Al Bond, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Carpenters Regional Council and Brian Murphy, President of BAM Construction In the construction industry, we get to work with many remarkable veterans who come home to Missouri and literally build up their communities.  People like Danny Burlison and Eric Phillippe, who are veterans, construction workers, and fathers. Danny served our

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Real ID makes first appearance in committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With the deadline looming, Missouri lawmakers have renewed their push to get Real ID in the Show-Me State. Legislation to seeking to comply with the federal standard for identification was heard by the Senate Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs on Thursday morning, as well as two other bills. Both Sens.


TWMP: Veto session, the gun bill and the 2016 Governor’s race

On This Week in Missouri Politics, host Scott Faughn talks with Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, to talk about the passage of the controversial “gun bill,” the agricultural disaster bill, and the photo voter ID bill during Wednesday’s veto session. They also discuss the governor’s race and his thoughts on Eric Greitens’ statements on “corruption” by


Kander releases legislative proposals

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Secretary of State Jason Kander released his 2016 legislative proposals on Tuesday, hoping to “keep elections secure, open and accurate, protect Missourians, restore public trust in government and grow Missouri business.” “These commonsense solutions will help move Missouri forward—from making it free to start a new business with my office to strengthening our

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Blunt speaks to House on mental health, transportation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt addressed the Missouri House of Representatives Thursday, hitting on various state issues being addressed in Washington. The senator opened with discussion of his tour of special needs and health facilities across the state and spoke on his continuing effort to push improved mental health policies. “One in

B-2 Spirit of Arizona taxis, April 8, 2014, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. Whiteman AFB, is the only operational base for the B-2. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Bryan Crane)

Military-friendly legislation good for Missouri

 By Sen. Will Kraus   Cultivating a military-friendly environment through legislation, both on a federal and state level, stimulates Missouri’s economy. Because of this, it is good news for Missouri that Congress passed a funding bill last week containing appropriations to expand and enhance Missouri military facilities.  A major victory for our state contained in


Initiative petitions filed to allow physicians to recommend medical marijuana

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – New Approach Missouri filed an initiative petition (IP) to Secretary of State Jason Kander’s office Thursday that would allow doctors to recommend medical marijuana as a form of treatment. The IP would give patients and their health care providers the option of using marijuana to treat illnesses like cancer, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, spinal-cord

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Kraus’ website releases new video on military service

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Sen. Will Kraus released a new video on his campaign website today in which the candidate for Missouri Secretary of State “reflects on his military service.” Kraus, who has already declared his candidacy for 2016, appears to be preparing to face Secretary of State Jason Kander — who frequently touts his