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Missouri legislative session ends with new laws on education, crime, abortion

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Another Missouri legislative session is in the books. As usual, it resulted it a mixed bag of successful and failed legislation. Missourinet recapped the bills that were passed and enacted or waiting ...

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Faith leaders want Congress to tackle religious persecution

More than 100 religious freedom advocates are encouraging the U.S. Senate to pass bipartisan resolution SR-569, which would integrate religious freedom into U.S. foreign policy and address worldwide violations of faith. The ...

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Kansas Sen. Marshall introduces bill opposing transgender foster care rule

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The Department of Health and Human Services could not force foster parents to accept gender ideology or restrict the work of faith-based foster care organizations under a bill filed this week by ...

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Missouri may expand private and home-school scholarships

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The Missouri Legislature may have good news for parents who home-school their children or send them to private schools. Several proposals under consideration could expand a scholarship program that pays more than ...

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Missouri bill requires age verification on porn sites

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Missouri lawmakers have found a bi-partisan issue: making it harder for minors to access porn sites by requiring websites to verify the age of users. Several bills have been proposed by Democrat ...

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Kansans for Life releases 2024 agenda ahead of rally

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With abortions skyrocketing in Kansas due to a court ruling and defeat of a 2022 pro-life referendum, Kansans for Life is adjusting its agenda for 2024. On Thursday, the state’s largest pro-life ...

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Missouri Right to Life-Western Region speaking for life

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Missouri Right to Life is a National Right to Life affiliate and our state’s oldest and largest grass-roots pro-life organization. Founded in 1974 as a response to the outcry over the legalization ...

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Missouri Gov. signs bill confirming definition of antisemitism

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Missouri adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism this week while at the same time recognizing September as Jewish American Heritage Month. The month was chosen to coincide with the ...

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Court upholds Kansas ban on gender changes on official documents

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A Kansas court on Friday upheld a law that blocks residents from changing the gender listed on their birth certificate. The state Department of Health and Environment said it could “no longer process gender ...

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Missouri taking steps to reduce maternal deaths

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Missouri, which has one of the highest rates of pregnancy-related deaths in the nation, is investing in a comprehensive maternal mortality prevention plan An average of 70 Missouri women died while pregnant ...

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New Missouri budget includes funds to address state’s child care problems

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The Missouri budget recently signed by Gov. Mike Parson includes significant increases to help families with child care expenses. A 2021 report from the Missouri Chamber of Commerce found that child care ...

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Missouri, Kansas join other states protecting female sports

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As schools reopen after the summer break, more states are passing laws to protect the rights of female athletes from males who want to compete in women’s sports. The issue has moved ...

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Investors must admit to ESG considerations under new Missouri rule

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Financial advisers and institutions in Missouri must have clients sign disclosure forms when an investment option could rely on environment, social and governance scores or prioritize elements that may not yield maximum ...

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Abortions in Kansas skyrocket as court hears challenge to state’s remaining pro-life laws

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A Kansas District Court on Aug. 8 will hear arguments challenging abortion laws that require women to be informed. On Aug. 8 a district court in Kansas will consider what information abortion ...

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National Religious Broadcasters fighting for AM radio and values

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Automakers are considering removing AM radio from new cars and media observers say it could eventually spell doom for AM broadcasts as a whole. Automakers removing it include Ford, Mazda, Volkswagen, BMW, ...

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Republicans want unborn included in child tax credit

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Congressional Republicans are launching an initiative to expand the child tax credit, which includes applying the credit to unborn children. The act consists of nine parts that seek to empower parents in ...

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New state tax credits target film productions, concerts

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The film and music industries have long bypassed major investments in Missouri for states that offer tax incentives. That may change now that Gov. Mike Parson has signed legislation to provide tax ...

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Missouri rule on ESG could be model for other states

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A new rule in Missouri regarding controversial environmental, social and governance investing could serve as a model for other Republican-led states. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft issued a rule on June 1 ...

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Summit and legislation tackles artificial intelligence, nukes and globalism

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The United Nations and Swiss government, concerned by the spread of artificial intelligence, held a summit this week to address how to control and benefit from it. More than 3,000 experts from ...

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Work to widen I-70 from Kansas City to St. Louis set to begin this summer

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Relief is on the way for drivers tired of the heavy traffic on Interstate 70 between Kansas City and St. Louis. Work on the long-awaited widening of the 200-mile stretch will begin ...

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Missouri emergency ban on transgender treatments lifted in wake of legislation

An emergency rule that protected children from transgender surgeries and hormone treatments has been lifted. The termination of the rule was posted on the Missouri Secretary of State’s website, with a message ...

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Missouri bill would require bullet-resistant school doors

The Missouri House has approved a public safety bill that would provide bullet-resistant doors and windows for all school buildings in the state. If it becomes law, it would apply to first- ...

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Missouri fails to enact presidential primary while Kansas moves ahead

The Missouri House voted down a bill Monday that would reinstate the primary while in Kansas, Gov. Laura Kelly signed a bill to reinstate the primary in the Sunflower State. The Missouri ...

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Republican senators seek to protect rights of religious groups on college campuses

Senate Republicans have introduced legislation that would stop the Biden administration from removing protection for religious groups on college campuses. The Trump administration introduced the Religious Liberty and Free Inquiry Rule to ensure that ...

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Proposed Missouri law would expand right to carry in church

A Missouri House committee is considering a bill that would override existing law that restricts the possession of a concealed carry firearm in places of worship without consent or knowledge of persons ...

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