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Release: State employee donations exceed $1 million in annual charitable campaign; over $30 million raised in campaign history

“Building a Brighter Future” campaign will benefit nearly 800 Missouri charities JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Office of Administration today announced that this year’s Missouri State Employee Charitable Campaign (MSECC) exceeded donations of $1 million for the 14th consecutive year, with more than $1,060,388.00 donated to 796 Missouri charities. During the past 33 years, […]

Hummel, Mitten file legislation to fix damage caused by last year’s discriminatory Senate Bill 43

Senate Bill 620 and House Bill 1317 undo parts of last year’s awful legislation that protects discrimination and has put $500,000 of taxpayer dollars in jeopardy JEFFERSON CITY, MO – State Sen. Jake Hummel (D-St. Louis) and Rep. Gina Mitten (D-St. Louis) have filed Senate Bill 620 and House Bill […]

Auditor Galloway announces legislation to require schools to notify parents in case of cyber security breach

SB 582 sponsored by Sen. Walsh continues initiative to protect students’ personal information JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (December 4, 2017) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today announced that a bill to safeguard students’ sensitive information is among the first to be filed for the 2018 legislative session. State Sen. Gina Walsh […]

Hawley renews fight to end California’s restrictive farming regulations

Defending Missouri’s farm communities from aggressive over-regulation Jefferson City, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced his office will renew its efforts in the U.S. Supreme Court to challenge California’s attempt to impose agricultural regulations on the state of Missouri. Missouri is challenging a California law requiring Missouri […]

Sifton files legislation to keep heroin dealers off Missouri streets by increasing penalties and jail time

Senator Scott Sifton, Official Photo

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Senator Scott Sifton (D-Affton) has filed Senate Bill 589, legislation to keep dangerous heroin dealers off Missouri streets by upgrading the classification of heroin distribution to a class B felony, and increasing the minimum jail time for heroin dealers. “From Missouri’s most rural towns to […]

Rep. Walker files legislation to provide funding for CHIP

CHIP funding needed to provide Missouri children with health insurance JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Rep. Cora Faith Walker on Friday filed legislation in the form of House Bill 1334 that would require the General Assembly to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in the event that federal funds […]

Release: Legislation Reflects Consumers’ Call for Rate Caps, Modernizing Missouri’s Energy Grid

JEFFERSON CITY – On Dec. 1, State Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, will pre-file energy legislation for the upcoming 2018 Missouri legislative session. The bill is designed to ensure that any future increases in electric rates cannot exceed 3 percent per year on average. This legislation supports bending the cost curve […]

Release: Missouri Unclaimed Property Auction earns over $185,000 for account owners

COLUMBIA, Mo — Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt today announced his office’s Fall 2017 Unclaimed Property Auction earned over $185,000 for account owners, a 23 percent increase over the last such auction. The auction was held in Columbia at the Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center on November 29 and 30. Close […]