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Conservative states are home to greater income equality, better education, census data show

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The more conservative the state, the greater the income equality, according to “The Daily Wire’s” analysis of new census data. New York, Connecticut and California have the biggest gulf between rich and poor, while ...

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Missouri partners with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to provide books to children

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The state of Missouri is teaming up with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to promote childhood literacy. A new state law designates at least $5 million in state funding annually toward the effort. ...

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Plurality of Kansas voters support pro-life Value Them Both amendment

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Forty-seven percent of likely Kansas voters plan to vote in favor of the Value Them Both amendment on the August 2 ballot, a new poll found. Forty-three percent said they intend to ...

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Why we must pass the Value Them Both Amendment on August 2

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In 2019, the Kansas Supreme Court radically changed our state constitution, making it impossible to regulate the abortion industry in even the simplest of ways. As a result of this decision, over ...

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Kansas Supreme Court upholds GOP drawn Congressional map

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In a rebuke to Democrats and Gov. Laura Kelly (D-KS), the Kansas Supreme Court is backing a new congressional map drawn by Republicans. The ruling reverses a lower court decision that tossed ...

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Increased charter school funding goes to Missouri House

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The Missouri Legislature is moving closer to providing increased funding for charter schools. The Senate passed a bill by a vote of 29 to five, and it now will go back to the ...

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Lawsuit against Kansas redistricting represented by Clinton election lawyer

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Kansas Democrats are suing to strike down the new 2022 redistricting plan just passed by the Republican-controlled Kansas legislature. The lawsuit has a connection to Hillary Clinton. The complaint was filed on ...

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Missouri House begins debate on parents’ bill of rights

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The Missouri Legislature wasted little time in tackling the numerous education bills that have been filed in the new session. The House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee on Tuesday began discussion on ...

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Freshman Kansas lawmaker Aaron Coleman under pressure to resign over abuse

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A freshman Democrat Kansas legislator must undergo mental evaluation after he was arrested for domestic violence. Rep. Aaron Coleman of Kansas City, Kan. was charged with domestic battery in a disturbance involving ...

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Michigan Gov. Whitmer vetoes election security reform

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Democrat Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is fighting against election reform. On Friday the she vetoed numerous bills aimed at tightening election security in the state. She alleges, without evidence, that the legislation ...

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NY Governor Andrew Cuomo resigns

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As New York’s legislature begins impeachment proceedings, Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo, announced this afternoon his resignation effective in 14 days. The odd delay in his departure comes after over a dozen allegations ...

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Parson signs remaining bills passed by state legislature in 2021

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Governor Mike Parson has signed the 13 remaining pieces of legislation passed by the state legislature. This brings to an end the bill singings for the 2021 legislative session. Below are the ...

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Legislators want special session to stop critical race theory in Missouri schools

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Two Missouri lawmakers have sent a letter to Gov Mike Parson to request a special legislative session to address the teaching of critical race theory in state schools. In the letter, Sen. ...

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Missouri becomes one of last states to tax online purchases

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For over a decade, brick-and-mortar retailers have called foul on the fact that Amazon purchases were not subject to sales tax. Economists say that policy allowed Amazon, and other online retailers, to ...

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Missouri Legislature passes first gas tax increase in quarter-century

Missourians may finally see some much-needed road infrastructure improvements. The Legislature has passed the first gas and diesel tax increase in over 25 years.  The state currently has one of the lowest ...

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Montana passes laws protecting free speech on campus

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Montana has joined other speech-friendly states in passing its own laws abolishing speech codes and zones on public college campuses within its borders. HB 218 prohibits speech zones, requires school policies that ...

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Lee’s Summit legislator resigns from Missouri House amid abuse allegations

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Rep. Rick Roeber, who represents Lee’s Summit, has resigned from the Missouri House over abuse allegations. Roeber had been barred from joining the House Republican Caucus before the 2021 legislative session began, ...

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Kansas votes to end mask mandate imposed by Gov. Kelly

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Lawmakers in Kansas have voted to end a short-lived statewide coronavirus mask mandate extension put in place by Gov. Laura Kelly. She extended the order last week but a new law allows ...

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Missouri Senate passes amendment to prevent vaccine passports

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The Missouri Legislature is working to ban so-called vaccine passports for travel. An amendment attached to a transportation bill from Sen. Lincoln Hough prohibits Missouri organizations from requiring COVID-19 vaccine documentation to ...

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Kansas House will hear testimony on restricting sexually oriented businesses

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A Kansas House committee is scheduled to hear testimony on a bill that would place restrictions on sexually oriented businesses (SOBs). Republican Representative John Barker of Abilene has agreed to hear Bill ...

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Missouri consolidates programs in new Office of Childhood

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More details are emerging about the new Office of Childhood that Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced last week. “Missouri families deserve the best early childhood system our state can provide,” Parson said. ...

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Missouri House censures member for first time in its history

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The Missouri House on Wednesday censured a member for the first time in state history. Representatives voted 140-3 to take action against Rep. Wiley Price, a St. Louis Democrat who allegedly had ...

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Illinois Democrats push through statewide ‘defund the police’ bill in middle of night

Illinois‘ law enforcement community is warning Illinois citizens about a bill they say would effectively defund the police in the state. HB 163 could be passed the Illinois General Assembly‘s “lame duck” ...

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New Missouri House speaker prioritizes education, adoption

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Newly elected Missouri House Speaker Rob Vescovo, a Republican from Arnold, made education a top priority in his address to members on Wednesday. “As a student who struggled, I believe I do ...

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Missouri Legislature takes Covid precautions for 2021 session

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The 2021 Missouri legislative session resumes this week, several protocols are in place to address the ongoing pandemic, said Senate President Dave Schatz, “We have people checking temperatures, asking COVID-related questions as ...

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