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Association profile: KidsFirst fights for appropriations, criminal code revision

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – The goal of Missouri KidsFirst is to protect children from physical and sexual abuse. That’s much easier to do from...

Sales tax increase amendment passes House, to face stiffer opposition in Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – A bill with a constitutional amendment that would — with voter approval — add a 1 percent sales tax for...

PSC commissioner receives scouting honor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – Steve Stoll was barely in Boy Scouts a month and he wanted to quit. He asked for advice from his father,...

Construction yet to begin on North Side Project, Senate standing in the way

NORTH ST. LOUIS – All the principal players in the North Side project are eager to see construction begin, especially the people who live...

House Utilities Committee struggling with tracker legislation, amendment possibly forthcoming

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – On the heels of the overearnings announcement by one investor-owned utility, the House Utilities Committee is currently struggling with legislation...

72nd District challenger switches parties

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A black Democrat who ran against Rep. Mary Nichols, D-Maryland Heights, in 2012 has decided to run again as a...

District 41 shaping up to be key House race in 2014

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – There are a few factors that make the race for the 41st District House seat interesting. The district has historically...

Senate passes tax cut, Governor vows to veto

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Senate passed a tax cut bill, SB 509, on Tuesday morning, 23-9, despite statements from Gov. Jay Nixon...

$750,0000 goes to Jeff Co Port Authority, Weiland gains election-time talking point

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – Democrat and Republican Representatives from Jefferson County praised the effort to allocate $750,000 in the House approved budget to the...

Hobby Lobby lawyer announces association aimed at protecting constitutional rights

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – This week, attorney Josh Hawley has been busy representing Hobby Lobby in its case in the U.S. Supreme Court. However,...