Inside the Senate’s FRA reauthorization battle

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As it came time to reauthorize the state’s federal reimbursement allowance (FRA) program last week, the process ran into a...

Senate committee hears pair of bills modifying death penalty guidelines

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Two bills that would further curtail just when the death penalty could be handed down were considered before a Senate...

Senate hears proposal changing minimum wage requirements for private schools

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Senate Government Reform Committee heard legislation this week that would exempt private schools from a minimum wage increase. HB...

Lawmakers push for close to domestic violence gun ‘loophole’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Rep. Tracy McCreery believes she’s found a loophole for domestic abusers to still obtain firearms, and she’s set on rectifying...

Bill updating Missouri’s HIV laws moves out of committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Two months after a public hearing, legislation updating Missouri’s HIV statutes is working its way through the House. This week,...

House perfects sweeping criminal justice reform bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri House perfected a sweeping criminal justice reform bill Wednesday afternoon with a variety of provisions, from modifying sentencing...

Initiative petition changes move forward in House, stall in Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Both chambers of the General Assembly tackled reforms to initiative petitions Wednesday morning — although only one was able to...

Senate stalls on Title IX reform after overnight filibuster

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — After what became the second overnight filibuster in a week for the Missouri Senate, Title IX reform legislation failed to...

Crowd backs private property rights

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A fired-up crowd cheered as political heavy weights vowed to protect private property rights and vowed to protect Missouri farms. “I...

Missouri lawmaker files resolution calling for removal of UMKC chancellor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As the fallout over the response to an on-campus assault at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) last week continues,...

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