Tag: police

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of October 21, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The week of October 21-27, 2017 for Governor Eric Greitens was dominated by his speculation for national office, his use of campaign funds to bring a potential school board member to Missouri, and an unanswered call for a special session to find a solution to fund […]

Highway Patrol wins award for customer service

OAK BROOK, Ill. – The Missouri State Highway Patrol won the Customer Convenience Award for Troop as Motor Vehicle Team Exceeding Exceptions by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) at the 2017 Region III Information Exchange, held in Oak Brook, Illinois. The Patrol was praised for their Troop […]

Ferguson vs. Stockley protests: How are Greitens’ campaign promises holding up?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – When Governor Eric Greitens was still on the campaign trail in 2016, Missourians wanted to know from the gubernatorial candidates just how they would handle a situation like that of Ferguson, one that dominated the news cycle in 2014. And speaking on the issue, then-Republican candidate […]

House lawmakers seek to improve public opinion of law enforcement with transparency bills

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri lawmakers have made a point of standing behind the members of law enforcement, with the House recently passing several bills regarding police protection. But the debate has also brought up concerns over the perceived lack of action by the General Assembly to address the issues […]

House passes police protection bills: ‘We have your backs’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House has reaffirmed their intent to support law enforcement officers this week, passing two bills seeking to place protections on the men and women serving as police officers. Just two days after perfecting HB 57, the bill filed by Rep. Marsha Haefner, R-St. Louis, […]

House perfects police protection bills from Haefner, Hill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s effort to protect the state’s law enforcement officers is one step closer to reaching fruition. The Missouri House took up a number of bills for perfection Tuesday morning, with the first bill being perhaps the most contentious one. Rep. Marsha Haefner’s bill, HB 57, began […]

House hits police, firefighters with paycheck protection bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tempers flared on the House floor Thursday morning as another labor reform issue was debated. HB 251, sponsored by Rep. Jered Taylor, R-Nixa, seeks to require authorization for certain labor unions to use their dues and fees to make political contributions. It also requires written consent […]

House committee takes on Blue Alert and hate crimes against police

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Protecting law enforcement officers and first responders has become a top political priority in Missouri, following several events in which members of both groups have been attacked or harassed. In 2016, more than 60 officers were killed in firearm-related deaths in the U.S. Gov. Eric Greitens […]

Hill joins list of legislators filing law enforcement protection bills

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Justin Hill has pre-filed legislation that adds to a growing number of law enforcement protection bills filed in the House this session. HB 302 will add stricter punishments to criminals who target law enforcement officers, including an automatic rating of the crime as a class […]

Rep.-elect Schroer looks to take on crime in first session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Members of the state government are taking a stand this year in an effort to protect the law enforcement officers and first responders of Missouri. Rep.-elect Nick Schroer, R-O’Fallon, is one such legislator. The new representative’s first four bills pre-filed all center around the issues of […]