Tag: discrimination

Ahead of not guilty verdict in Stockley case, Black Caucus roots for peace

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri politicians and statewide officials are calling for peace following the verdict in the trial of a former St. Louis police officer who had been accused of murder. Jason Stockley, a white police officer, had been charged with killing Anthony Smith, a black suspect who was […]

St. Louis County NAACP switches stance on travel advisory, now agrees with national conference

ST. LOUIS – Just days after calling on the NAACP to rescind a travel advisory in Missouri, the St. Louis County NAACP chapter is backing down and stepping back in line with the national organization’s stance. “After additional study and consultation with our state conference, the St. Louis County NAACP […]

NAACP issues travel advisory for Missouri, saying civil rights could be in danger

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The NAACP has issued a travel advisory for those traveling in the Show-Me State due to the recent passage of Sen. Gary Romine’s SB 43 by the Missouri General Assembly this past session. The NAACP says that “each individual should pay special attention while in the […]

This Week in Missouri Politics: Lots of trust in Steelman; Richardson makes it clear who runs the house

The new year rang in with every shrieking cries of alarm over a budget deficit that some of the more dramatic put at over $500 million. This led to a great deal of weeping and gnashing of teeth about the apocalyptic budget shortfalls. However, in the end, it came down […]

SJR 39 once again keeps Capitol busy into the night

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – If the Senate Democrats’ objective in filibustering SJR 39, the “religious liberty” bill authored by Sen. Bob Onder, R-O’Fallon, was to draw attention to the issue, then it is fair to say the filibuster was a rousing success. The Emerging Issues Committee hearing on SJR 39 […]

Missouri Chamber voices opposition to SJR 39

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The single largest business association in Missouri has announced their opposition to SJR 39. Business leaders and organizations from around the state have spoken out against the resolution, and Thursday at noon, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce released the reasons they would oppose the legislation. “The Missouri Chamber […]

5 Questions: Senator Dr. Bob Onder on SJR39

Sen. Dr. Bob Onder, R-O’Fallon, is sponsoring SJR39, which was filibustered for a record-setting 39 hours this past week. The filibuster came to a halt with the rare motion of PQ being used to halt the debate, and the senate passed the measure. If and when the House passes the […]

Schaefer defends religious liberty bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A controversial Senate bill offered by Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, faced its first hearing Tuesday in a room divided on the issue with little overt controversy. SB 916, a piece of legislation that modifies certain definitions in the Missouri Human Rights Act, has garnered strong support […]