Tag: Gail McCann Beatty

Governor’s Office, House Democrats spar over board appointment removal

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Governor’s Office responded Thursday to a Wednesday statement from House Democrats saying the Governor’s removal of an unconfirmed Board of Education appointment was a violation of state law. “The House Democrats are flat wrong,” Parker Briden, governor’s press secretary said in a statement to the […]

Missouri Community Colleges Association awards six legislators

BRANSON, Mo. – The Missouri Community Colleges Association (MCCA)’s convention and trade show, four legislators were awarded on Thursday evening for their support of Missouri Community Colleges. Rep. Jean Evans, Rep. John Weimann, Rep. Sandy Crawford, Rep. David Wood, and Sen. John Rizzo were recognized for their work in the […]

Special Session: Does it need to happen?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rumblings of a special session in the Capitol have grown louder as the end of session has neared, and especially since the Senate dramatics have dominated most policy discussions in the last month. Contention between the House and the Senate on if and or how to […]

House Democrats offer ‘plan to keep Missourians safe’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri House Democrats released a statement today promoting a plan regarding refugee programs, which they say offers real action in contrast with Republicans’ “do-nothing approach.” The release was issued one hour ahead of a House committee hearing scheduled to address refugee concerns.  Democrats hope to see […]

Ethics commission orders HDCC to pay $10,000 for inaccurate reporting

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Ethics Commission ordered the Missouri House Democratic Campaign Committee to pay $10,0000 today, having found the facts of a December 5, 2013 complaint to be true. The complaint, filed by Butler County Republican Party Chairman Eddy Justice, cited an accounting discrepancy regarding several bad […]

Lawmakers turn out for annual MLBCF Conference

Saint Louis, Mo. — Lawmakers from both sides of the state are at the Renaissance Airport Hotel in Saint Louis for the second annual Missouri Legislative Black Caucus Foundation Conference. Event organizers say turnout exceeds last year’s numbers. The MLBCF is a non-profit organization focused on raising money for scholarship […]

Press Release: GOP budget shoves schools to back of the line, shuts out new jobs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Republican-controlled Missouri House of Representatives today passed a proposed state operating budget for the 2015 fiscal year that puts local public schools at the back of the line for state funding and outright rejects $1.7 billion in federal funding that would create at least 24,000 […]

Kansas City Public Schools face possible state intervention, education reformers eye ballot initiative

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — When a stripped-down version of an education reform bill, Senate Bill 125, passed through both chambers of the General Assembly near the end of the 2013 legislative session, everybody knew what part of the state would be most impacted. The bill — which deals primarily with […]