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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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New REAL ID being issued for air travelers in Missouri

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Time is running out for those who wish to fly without the new REAL ID. Missouri driver licenses and other forms of the new ID are now being offered in the state ...

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Legislator hopes to increase biblical literacy among students

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Is biblical literacy important in society? Last March, the Wall Street Journal’s (WSJ) Timothy Puko wrongly reported that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke of Moses bringing “water from Iraq.”  In reality, Netanyahu ...

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Pro-Life Action Day at State Capitol Tuesday

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Individuals who value the life of the unborn, adoption and foster care, the elderly, and special needs individuals, will gather in the Missouri State Capitol Tuesday, March 12. It’s the “Show Me ...

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Gas tax hike redux as lawmakers consider ways to fix roads

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Missouri lawmakers are in a race to fix the state’s roads before its too late. An effort to hike Missouri’s gas tax by 10 cents over four years to help fix roads ...

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‘Sliced bread’ to be debated by lawmakers

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Some Missouri legislators hope it will be the greatest thing since sliced bread. That is, they hope to designate July 7 of each year as “Missouri Sliced Bread Day.” State Rep. Rusty ...

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Missouri vehicle inspections step closer to going away

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Missouri is catching up to many other states when it comes to vehicle inspections. The Missouri House of Representatives has given preliminary approval for doing away with mandatory vehicle inspections. Current state ...

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Rep. Hartlzer updates state lawmakers on pressing national issues

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U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler, who represents Missouri’s 4th Congressional District, met with state lawmakers this week to discuss pressing federal issues. Hartzler, a popular Republican whose district encompasses a large rural swath plus ...

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New York legalizes abortion up until birth

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a measure that allows mothers to abort their unborn child up until birth. He then celebrated the signing by directing the spire of ...

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Liberal and conservative lawmakers: the unlikely group ‘holding hands in prayer’ each week in DC

In this deeply partisan political climate, it may come as a surprise to many that a group of Senate Democrats and Republicans come together each week to pray. “It is literally the ...

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Prayer walk to be held at state capitol

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The annual Prayer on the Hill prayer walk will be held January 14 this year, according to Donna Lippoldt, Executive Director of Culture Shield Network, and State Director of the Kansas Legislative ...

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Left on red light OK under new Missouri bill

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Sometimes drivers are not sure if turning right on red is permissible. Now, a bill in the state legislature would allow motor vehicles to turn left on a red light when turning ...

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Missouri Republican legislators keep supermajorities

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Perhaps the biggest story of Tuesday’s election in Missouri politics, apart from Republican Josh Hawley’s defeat of incumbent Claire McCaskill, was the strong showing by Missouri House Republicans. Democrats expected a blue ...

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George Soros racks up two victories in Missouri

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The influence of George Soros was just too strong for Air Force Veteran Saundra McDowell, a political newcomer and first time candidate. The Republican mom and Christian mounted a very strong grassroots ...

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Deaf Democrat candidate loses party support

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Kansas Democrats have pulled their support from a deaf State House candidate poised to make history. Chis Haulmark – running for a state House seat in Kansas’ 15th congressional district – would ...

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Christians in Kurdistan hope democracy will prevail

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The Christian minority in Iraqi Kurdistan is hoping for its “real” representatives to be voted into the Kurdish regional parliament September 30, reports Kurdish news service Rudaw. The presidential and parliamentary elections ...

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Top 10 Missouri bills becoming law today

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Today will see 144 bills go into affect that were passed by the Republican-controlled Missouri Legislature. Over the last 100 years, Aug. 28 is traditionally the day that happens and this year ...

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KC area State Rep. to resign Sunday

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The Missouri House Minority Leader will resign her seat in the State Legislature, effective Sunday. State Rep. Gail McCann Beatty, D-Kansas City, who’s in her eighth and final year in the House ...

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New governor to speak to rare joint session of legislature

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In a rare joint session of the Legislature, Missouri’s new governor is expected to speak today in Jeff City. Governor Mike Parson (R) will speak around 5:05 p.m State Rep. Travis Fitzwater, ...

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FL Reaps Better Educational Achievement than KS for Less Money

Florida spends significantly less per pupil on education, but that didn’t stop its students from outperforming students in Kansas schools on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in 2017. Of the ...

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Kansas Legislature passes Adoption Protection Act

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It was another late night last night with the Kansas House passing the Adoption Protection Act around midnight, and then the Senate also passing the bill around 2:00 a.m. It was hard ...

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KS Legislature finally comes to an ugly compromise on school funding

The Kansas House and Senate worked past midnight on Saturday to finally pass a school funding measure. The House mostly got their way, as the amount remained at the $500 million that ...

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Legislators hold up Kansas school funding plan; offer Constitutional Amendment to end cycle of lawsuits

For years now, legislators in the State of Kansas have been paying nervous tribute to the Kansas Supreme Court. As reported by the Kansas Policy Institute, the Kansas House developed a school funding plan ...

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After assassination comments, senator seeks redemption

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Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal seeks President Trump’s forgiveness and hopes to work with him By Dwight Widaman | Metrovoicenews.com On Thursday morning, August 17, Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D-St. Louis County) awoke ...

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