Category: Featured

Lawmakers raise eyebrows at UM System spending amid tax increase request

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Financial decisions of the University of Missouri System are in the spotlight as news has broken that the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) paid $65,000 to book an hour visit from Chelsea Clinton, just a week after confusion that the University of Missouri – St. Louis […]

Grain Belt application denied at PSC agenda

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) met today for their regularly scheduled agenda meeting to address a handful of tariffs and new orders, including Grain Belt Express (GBE) Clean Line’s application for a certificate of convenience and necessity to construct, own, operate and maintain a high […]

Randles announces LTG candidacy, pledges two terms

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Bev Randles, former chairman of the Missouri Club for Growth, has announced her official candidacy for lieutenant governor after months of an active exploratory committee. Randles, a Sikeston native who now resides in Kansas City with her family, has pledged to only serve two terms, if elected, despite […]

Supreme Court upholds ‘Right to Farm’ ballot language

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Supreme Court of Missouri has held the election results on the 2014 “Right to Farm” amendment as valid, calling the ballot title “sufficient and fair, and so there was no election irregularity.” SC94516, Wes Shoemyer, Darvin Bentlage and Richard Oswald v. Missouri Secretary of State Jason […]

Galloway to audit Missouri General Assembly

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s new Auditor Nicole Galloway announced today that her office would begin regularly scheduled audits of the Missouri General Assembly. Galloway said in a release that the audit would include the Missouri House of Representatives and the Missouri Senate, as well as their supporting functions. The […]

Missouri legislators continue autism successes with bill signature

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The Missouri legislature has notched another win in their fight to support those with disabilities and their families with the Governor’s signature on SB 174, the “Missouri Achieving a Better Life Experience Program (ABLE)” program. “Helping children with disabilities is not a partisan issue, it’s a human […]

SCOTUS rulings on lethal injection, EPA have Missouri impact

Saint Louis, Mo. — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on two cases today that will have a direct impact on Missouri. Missouri joined 22 states in the Michigan v. EPA case, arguing that the Environmental Protection Agency did not properly consider the costs to utilities and others in the power […]

What’s next for Medicaid expansion?

Saint Louis, Mo. — A group of healthcare advocates were attending an annual conference in Columbia, Missouri when the Supreme Court announced its decision on a legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act that conservatives said was the best legal chance at dismantling the law. The Court rejected a challenge […]