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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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Governor, attorney general urge passage of anti-trafficking bills by end of session

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Missouri has the fourth-highest human trafficking rate in the nation, and legislators hope to address the issue before the current legislative session ends. “People’s lives, especially the lives of children, are being ...

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MO bill names Branson ‘Live Entertainment Capital’ of Missouri

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The Missouri House last week voted to name Branson the Live Entertainment Capital of Missouri. The city has more than 100 live entertainment venues, according to Branson.com and sees almost 8 million ...

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Pro-Gaza protesters disrupt Missouri legislature

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Shouting “Cease-fire now,” protesters disrupted a joint session of the Missouri legislature while Israel Consul General-Miami Maor Elbaz-Starinsky spoke Tuesday. At least 30 people in the upper galleries continued to scream as ...

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Compassion and care for women, babies top Kansas legislative agenda

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The pro-life movement in Kansas is promoting a legislative agenda this year that encompasses true compassion and life-affirming care for women and their children. We understand the difficult circumstances many pregnant women ...

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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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Jackson County voters again to decide whether to remove Andrew Jackson statues from courthouses

Although Jackson County voters in 2020 defeated a proposal to remove two statues of Andrew Jackson from in front of the Kansas City and Independence courthouses, county legislators refuse to take no ...

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Some lost Medicaid coverage after federal guidelines changed July 1

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Some of the 1.5 million Missourians covered by Medicaid may have lost coverage on July 1, according to the Missouri Department of Social Services. Federal guidelines that ensured continued coverage during the ...

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Missouri Gov. Parson determined to enact transgender legislation during this legislative session

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has made it clear that passing transgender legislation is a priority this year, even if it means calling a special session. “We have to realize that we have ...

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Black Republican legislator on equity movement: “They look for words to divide us”

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Missouri Republican Representative Justin Hicks, who is Black, continues to speak out after a Black Democrat legislator asked him to state his ethnicity. Hicks, who represents St. Charles County, became the target ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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