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TWMP: The Final Week, RTW, and more

Saint Louis, Mo. — Ahead of the final legislative week, House Speaker John Diehl and a panel of opinion makers gathered on This Week In Missouri Politics to discuss the year’s budget, court reform, sweeping school reform bill, and much more. Diehl joined host Scott Faughn to tout the legislature’s […]

Major highway bridge closes, leaders call for expedited fix

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A bridge which carries over 11,000 vehicles daily in Jackson County via a major highway has been closed. Governor Jay Nixon and transportation leaders are calling for the legislature to act within the remaining days of session in order to cease the transportation funding crisis via a […]

Missouri nurses make final push for APRN prescribing authority

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Nurses Association (MONA) is actively lobbying for the passage of legislation that would allow Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) to have prescriptive authority with Schedule II medications. Currently, APRNs can prescribe Schedule III-V. Vicodin, the most commonly prescribed painkiller, was recently reclassified by the […]

Republicans override Nixon, enact new welfare standards

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Calling the reform much needed, Republicans in Jefferson City successfully overrode a veto from Democrat Gov. Jay Nixon on a bill reducing welfare benefits for Missourians. SB24 is aimed at reducing lifetime Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits to 45 months down from 60 and […]

Parson announces bid for Governor

BOLIVAR, Mo. — Confirming weeks of speculation, Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar, formally announced his bid for the governor’s mansion in 2016 to a packed high school auditorium of hundreds of supporters. Parson’s kick-off event was in Bolivar High School in Parson’s hometown, where Parson has worked as a farmer and […]