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Greitens’ executive order on paid parental leave for state employees expected to cost about $1 million annually

Greitens’ executive order on paid parental leave for state employees expected to cost about $1 million annually

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Eric Greitens announced a new executive order Monday, instituting a paid parental leave policy for state employees in the executive branch’s agencies. The governor announced the decision in a Facebook video Monday afternoon, accompanied by his wife, First Lady Sheena Greitens, and their son, Jacob. “We need to do everything in

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TWMP: Wendy Doyle and the Missouri Plan

On a special episode of This Week in Missouri Politics celebrating Women’s History Month, host Scott Faughn welcomes Wendy Doyle, the president and CEO of the Women’s Foundation, to discuss the role of the foundation and how their work is advancing progress for women in the state. “Everything we focus on is economic development, not only looking

Missouri's state auditor Nicole Galloway addresses members of the media during a press conference over the findings of her team's audit of Sunshine Law compliance in local government. BEN PETERS/MISSOURI TIMES

Galloway announces new policy to cover domestic violence-related leave for employees

State Auditor calls on all state elected officials and government leaders to guarantee personnel policies cover domestic violence-related incidents JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway is looking to protect employees in domestic violence situations. This week, the top-ranking Democrat in statewide office put in place new policies in her office that ensure domestic

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Haahr’s professional licensing bill regulates government instead of businesses

On his second day in office, Gov. Eric Greitens stood behind the governor’s desk in his office on the second floor with a mountain of boxes filled with paper stacked around him. His staff live streamed the proceedings over Facebook. “Folks, this isn’t a stunt,” he said. “These are the actual rules and regulations people

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Women’s Foundation releases new study on economic equality

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Women’s Foundation, in concert with the University of Missouri Institute of Public Policy, released a new study on the status of women in Missouri Thursday morning. The study serves as an update to a 2014 study which explored mostly the same datasets, and the findings reveal progress for Missouri’s women

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Women’s Foundation testifies in favor of sick leave rule changes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Women’s Foundation testified Tuesday in favor of rule changes proposed to the Personnel Advisory Board that would make family leave policies for state workers more accessible. The proposed rules changes would change the definition of sick leave to include the care for children within 12 months of their birth. Wendy Doyle, the

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Women’s Foundation celebrates 25th anniversary; Richardson promises paid family leave

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – More than 1,500 people convened in Kansas City on Friday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Women’s Foundation, an organization that advocates for economic equality for women in Missouri and Kansas. Among the featured speakers were former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, ABC News’ White House Correspondent Ann Compton (both pictured

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Women’s Foundation releases “Best Practices” guidelines for equal pay

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Women’s Foundation released the findings from a University of Missouri school regarding best practices guidelines for businesses to ensure equal pay for women. The University of Missouri Truman School of Public Affairs Institute of Public Policy was contracted by the Women’s Foundation to research how to address the gender pay

Webber hopes to build on wage gap momentum

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Stephen Webber, D-Columbia, introduced a bill Tuesday to narrow the gender pay gap. Both the University of Missouri and the Women’s Foundation showed women in Missouri are paid 71 cents to each dollar made by men in research studies. The bill, HB 2370, prohibits employers from discriminating in providing compensation based

Appointments Project expands statewide, sees state appointments

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Women’s Foundation announced Tuesday that their Appointments Project has expanded statewide, helping to place two Missouri women onto gubernatorial-appointed statewide commissions. Gov. Jay Nixon recently announced the appointments of Dr. Sarah M. Martin-Anderson to the Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts and Jane E. Walton to the

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