Category: Washington

As net neutrality debate continues, Blunt pushes for rural expansion of broadband

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The efforts to progress the expansion of high-speed internet to rural areas continues to be a topic of discussion in Missouri while the nation’s lawmakers continue debating net neutrality regulations. The issue of broadband expansion has been one that has been increasingly discussed more and more […]

Kinder appointed as new Alternate Federal Co-Chairperson of the Delta Regional Authority

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Former Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder has been appointed to a federal position by President Donald Trump. It was announced Thursday that the longtime Missouri Republican had been named the Alternate Federal Co-Chairperson of the Delta Regional Authority (DRA). Former DRA Chair Chris Masingill was relieved from […]

Kraus to step down as state senator, will join State Tax Commission

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It seems that some of the rumors are true: Sen. Will Kraus will be stepping down as a state senator. Gossip had spread that the Republican senator would be leaving his District 8 seat to take an appointment, several of the rumors going as far as […]

Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity & Missouri: What you need to know

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – What changes would you make to election laws to ensure the integrity of the elections? That’s the question put to Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft and the other election officials across the nation this month. President Donald Trump in May announced a commission he proposed would […]

Missouri Health Partnership warns against tax cuts to Medicaid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the U.S. Senate draws closer to session, the Missouri Health Partnership held a media conference in response to upcoming changes in legislation pertaining to healthcare. The conference was held to emphasis the need for healthcare for families and the elderly and how tax cuts to […]

CEO of River Region Credit Union to testify for Congress on Regulatory Relief

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rick Nichols, president/CEO of River Region Credit Union will testify in front of the U.S. House Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee on Wednesday, July 12 at 2 p.m. U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO District 3) chairs the committee. The Heartland Credit Union Association worked with […]

Missouri Hospital Association identifies harmful inequities in U.S. Senate’s Health Care bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It seems that Missouri’s decision not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act will continue to put the state at a disadvantage. According to a review of the U.S. Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), the 19 states that did not expand Medicaid under the […]

Wagner’s decision remakes Republicans’ 2018 plans 

After weeks of speculation, Congresswoman Ann Wagner made her decision to forego a run for US Senate and seek re-election to Congress. The very deep bench of ambitious Missouri Republicans spent their 4th of July holiday calculating their moves around the changed 2018 political landscape. U.S. Senate Prospects Governor Eric […]

New poll suggests Missourians favor legal immigration reductions

WASHINGTON – A poll Missouri voters indicates the state that voted for President Donald Trump by a larger margin than any presidential candidate since World War II favors less legal immigration. The findings from NumbersUSA indicated that 63 percent of Missourians favor reducing the number of immigrants into the country […]

U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of church in Trinity Lutheran case

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court voted by a 7-2 margin to rule in favor of the Columbia, Missouri’s Trinity Lutheran Church in a case that had serious implications for religious liberty and expenditures by the state. In 2012, the church applied to be a part of the Scrap […]