Tag: Rep. Brandon Ellington

Kansas City man says he’s wrongly imprisoned for murder, Ellington pleads with Attorney General to issue statement

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Missouri state representative is pleading with the Attorney General’s Office to at the very least issue some sort of statement in the case of a man who was convicted and sentenced for murder. Ricky Kidd claims he was wrongly imprisoned for a 1996 double murder and […]

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 […]

‘Medicaid 23’ split verdict sparks anger

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A split decision in a trial against clergy and faith leaders who protested for Medicaid expansion in the Senate Gallery in 2014 has left supporters of the group fuming. The “Medicaid 23″ were arrested by Capitol Police for singing hymns and praying in the gallery during debate […]

‘Medicaid 23’ headed to court over 2014 Senate arrests

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A group of faith leaders from around the state dubbing themselves the “Medicaid 23” protested charges levied against them Monday morning outside the Cole County Courthouse. In May 2014, hundreds of clergy members and faith-based leaders rallied inside the Missouri Capitol Rotunda to show their support for Medicaid […]

Ellington calls out Koster, DNR over response to gas leak

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster and the Department of Natural Resources have failed Kansas Citians by refusing to meet with them about a gas leak in a neighborhood in the eastern part of the city, Rep. Brandon Ellington said Friday. Across from a gas station that Ellington […]

Final piece of photo voter ID puzzle passes the House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Tony Dugger, R-Hartville, received a standing ovation from his caucus as the House gave final approval Thursday night to HJR 53, the final piece of the photo voter ID package passed this session. The resolution would amend the constitution, if approved by voters, to enact […]

NAACP rallies opposition to photo voter ID

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Members and allies of the NAACP rallied against photo voter ID laws Tuesday morning in the Capitol rotunda for the group’s legislative lobby day, the day after voter ID was brought up in the Senate for a second time in two weeks. State and local leaders, […]

Medical marijuana legislation continues to make inroads

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In a historic vote last week, the House Emerging Issues Committee passed a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in Missouri by an 11-1 vote, the largest margin any measure regarding the topic has ever received in the Missouri House of Representatives. That vote serves as […]

Voter ID discussed in House, HJR moves to to Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two pieces of voter identification legislation, HJR 53 from Rep. Tony Dugger, R-Hartville, and HB 1631 from Rep. Justin Alferman, R-Hermann, made progress in the House on Wednesday, which Dugger’s HJR on the way to the Senate and Alferman’s bill perfected. Dugger argued that his resolution would make the election […]