Category: Senate

Schaefer demands answers on latest MU Planned Parenthood pact

COLUMBIA, Mo. – A new front appears to have opened up in the fight between Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, and the University of Missouri over the university’s involvement with Planned Parenthood. Schaefer, chair of the Interim Sanctity of Life Committee, wrote an open letter to MU Chancellor Bowen Loftin Wednesday […]

Senator Parson Selected for Missouri State University’s Government Excellence Award

  JEFFERSON CITY — Senator Mike Parson, R-Bolivar, was recently selected by Missouri State University to receive the very first Governmental Excellence Award for his consistent and long-lasting support for the university. Most notably, he championed the bonding package that appropriated nearly $19 million to renovate Ellis Hall, Hill Hall […]

St. Louis judge strikes down city’s minimum wage increase

ST. LOUIS – A judge struck down an ordinance to increase the City of St. Louis’ minimum wage to $11 an hour in the eleventh hour Wednesday night. The minimum wage increase was struck down 22nd Circuit Judge Steven Ohmer, who sided with the plaintiffs in the case, a group of […]

Missouri Right to Life defends Schaefer

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Right to Life (MRL), one of the largest and oldest grassroots networks in Missouri, was quick to defend Sen. Kurt Schaefer, chairman of the Sanctity of Life committee, after hundreds of of Planned Parenthood supporters gathered at the University of Missouri, shaming the university for […]

Mizzou drops refer and follow privileges for Planned Parenthood doctor

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Kansas City Star’s Barb Shelley reported on Twitter that the University of Missouri has eliminated refer and follow privileges for physicians.   Email inbox: U. of Missouri is revoking physician referal privileges needed for Planned Parenthood to operate Columbia clinic. — barb shelly (@bshelly) September 24, […]

‘Bag Bill’ to eliminate minimum wage hikes by municipalities

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – While labor unions across the state celebrated the failure of the “Right-to-Work” bill to make it out of the House of Representatives during Wednesday’s veto session, government officials, community activists and business owners in St. Louis and Kansas City kept their eyes trained on the progress […]