The Missouri House passed a controversial education bill to thunderous applause Thursday after a Republican representative flipped his vote.
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Although she has been removed from the House Republican Caucus, Rep. Tricia Derges implored her fellow GOP members to shepherd her bills through the legislature.
"For far too long, students have been trapped in failing schools. 2021 will be the year we finally give parents more options by putting students first.”
The lawmakers said they were called into the speaker’s office who said the future of their bills are jeopardized if they did not support charter expansion legislation and other education reform proposals.
Missouri is joining states across the country in considering legislative measures to prevent social media companies from censoring users.
Gov. Mike Parson outlined his agriculture policy goals for the year Thursday, focusing on technology and increasing energy demands.
"Rush was one of the most consequential voices in modern conservatism."
“We are extremely appreciative of all the hard work, sacrifices, and rapid adjustments that are being made by our state and local partners to quickly get the vaccine into arms across our state.”
As winter storms grip the Midwest — and Texas faces millions of power outages — Missouri is trying to stay on top of the demand for energy.
Ford is canceling operations at its Kansas City Assembly Plant for the week as winter storms bolster the need for natural gas in the area.