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Missouri lawmakers argue over funding for coronavirus response

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Missouri lawmakers are sparring over an emergency spending plan passed by the House. The plan includes $33 million in federal funds and also frees up another $7 million in state funding that ...

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Missouri bill would require schools to notify parents about sexual material in classroom

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A bill being considered in the Missouri Legislature would require public school districts to inform parents if sexually oriented material is being taught. The Missouri House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee is ...

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Missouri House committee may vote this week on transgender athlete bill

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Student athletes would have to participate in sports based on their biological sex under a proposed transgender bill in the Missouri House. The General Laws Committee could vote on the bill this ...

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Missouri considers bill allowing College of the Ozarks to hire on-campus police

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A House committee early this week will consider whether to allow College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo., to hire police officers for on-campus security. The Private College Campus Protection Act ...

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Opponents of bill restricting library ‘drag queen story hours’ to march on Missouri Capitol

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Drag queens and others in the LGBT community plan to protest a Missouri bill that would restrict so-called drag queen story hours in Missouri libraries. Their rally is scheduled for early March. ...

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Missouri Legislature will debate regulating transgender athletes

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Many people believe that transgender athletes have an unfair advantage when competing in girls’ sports. Missouri is one of five states where lawmakers are considering legislation that would regulate a biological male’s ...

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Missouri voters may decide on riverboat gambling near Lake of the Ozarks

The Lake of the Ozarks is a popular spot for boating, water skiing or just relaxing. Riverboat gambling may join that list if a state lawmaker has his way. Rep. Rocky Miller, ...

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Bipartisan effort hopes to update Missouri HIV laws

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Modernizing Missouri’s current HIV laws is a top priority for lawmakers of both parties as the 2020 legislative session gets under way in Jefferson City. Rep. Holly Rehder, R-Scott City, hopes legislative ...

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Some Missouri foster children may need mental health services, expert testifies

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Many churches in the Kansas City area have established programs to help families become foster parents. The need is great, with nearly 14,000 children in the state’s foster care system. Some of ...

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St. Louis faith leaders push for changes in Missouri juvenile sentencing guidelines

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Seventeen-year-old offenders automatically are prosecuted as adults in Missouri. A group of faith leaders is trying to change that and give prosecutors discretion in filing charges against juvenile suspects, according to KSDK-TV. ...

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Missouri legislature continues to debate sports wagering

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Companies that stand to gain the most from legal sports wagering in Missouri testified before the state legislature in Jefferson City last week. Sports betting only at land-based facilities such as casinos ...

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Legislature holds Judiciary Committee hearing on pro-life constitutional amendment

Interest was high as pro-life people packed the room during testimony before a recent joint Kansas House and Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. The legislative committee focused on a Kansas Supreme Court decision, ...

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Pro-life Democratic lawmaker shows that political labels don’t always apply

A state lawmaker from Louisiana is ignoring the official position of the Democrat Party Platform that seeks to guarantee abortions at any time, for any reason, and virtually – for any age. ...

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Court rules atheists can be banned from legislative opening prayer

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A federal appeals court has ruled that a Pennsylvania House of Representative’s policy banning atheists from offering the legislative “opening prayer” does not violate the Constitution. A number of atheists and agnostics ...

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After amazing recovery from accident, Rep. Rebecca Roeber dies unexpectedly

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After making a surprising comeback from a serious car crash, popular conservative Missouri State Rep. Rebecca Roeber, R-Lee’s Summit, died unexpectedly Tuesday at the age of 61 while on vacation in Colorado. Roeber ...

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Kansas Regents zero out tuition hikes for in-state undergrads

The Kansas Board of Regents pressured state university officials to rethink tuition hikes, and the schools did just that. In-state tuition for undergraduates at all state campuses will be flat or reduced ...

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Democrats abandon ‘So help me God’ in swearing in procedures

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Virtually all Democrat-run committees and subcommittees have abandoned the oath “So help me God” since taking control of the House. Democrat leaders of several key committees have nixed the phrase from a ...

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Area State Rep. will need to learn to walk again after head-on accident

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State Rep. Rebecca Roeber, of Lee’s Summit, will need to learn to walk again after a head-on collision at the end of March. Missouri House Speaker Elijah Haahr says Roeber continues to ...

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New state budget stops in-state tuition money for illegal aliens

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Under a new state budget passed in the early hours of Friday, May 10 by the Missouri Legislature, people living in the country illegally will be prevented from receiving in-state tuition discounts ...

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Thousands fill Times Square for live ultrasound

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The live ultrasound was seen by thousands as Focus on the Family presented what had been billed as the largest pro-life event ever held in New York City’s Times Square. As Metro Voice reported, earlier ...

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Kansas Senate overrides veto in stunning rebuke to governor

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In a what is seen as a damaging rebuke to the abortion-at-any-cost policy of Gov. Laura Kelly, the Kansas Senate has overridden her veto. She had vetoed a bill last week that ...

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Kansas legislature may override Governor’s veto of abortion reversal pill

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The Kansas legislature will take a vote Wednesday to override Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto of a bill giving women information about an abortion reversal pill. Kansans for life is encouraging residents to ...

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Popular conservation sales tax could go back to voters

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It is expected to be standing room only as citizens fill a committee hearing room Monday. Legislators will hear testimony about a  proposed constitutional amendment concerning a popular sales tax. The amendment ...

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House advances bill to undo parts of George Soros-funded Clean Missouri Act

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State Representatives have given initial approval to a proposed measure that would ask voters whether to do away with parts of the voter-approved Clean Missouri amendment passed last November. The resolution aims ...

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Merger would make St. Louis 9th largest city in nation

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A state senator from St. Louis is optimistic the Missouri Legislature will approve her proposed constitutional amendment involving a possible St. Louis City and County merger by the end of session in ...

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