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Union advocates organize to repeal 2017 labor bills

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Before the Labor day weekend, union advocacy groups are organizing in an effort to repeal the labor reform bills passed in 2017 – like right-to-work, prevailing wage repeal efforts, the St. Louis minimum wage cap, and the employment discrimination bill better known as SB 43. Among […]

Welfare reform bill could force 30,000 off food stamps

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Empower Missouri, a health and welfare public advocacy group, believes that nearly 30,000 Missourians will lose their on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits on April 1. SB 24, a bill passed via veto override in Sept. 2015 and sponsored by Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, is […]

Groups sue state over lethal injection

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Opponents of lethal injection are suing the state through taxpayer standing for the first time in recent memory and seeking a temporary restraining order against any further lethal injections, Empower Missouri announced today. The case, Bray, et al. v Missouri Department of Corrections, et al, has […]

“Strengthening Missouri Families Act” vetoed, legislature plans to override

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The “Strengthening Missouri Families Act,” which seeks to modify provisions of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), was vetoed by Governor Jay Nixon today at Operation Breakthrough in Kansas City. “Children already suffer lifelong consequences from poverty; penalizing […]

TANF and SNAP reform on the way to approval by General Assembly

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Republican members of the General Assembly gathered today to hold a press conference on SB 24, a bill reforms the welfare programs Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The bill is known as the Strengthening Missouri Families Act by Senate leaders. Speaker John […]