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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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New Missouri budget includes funds to address state’s childcare problems

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

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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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Several key issues still being considered as Missouri Legislature session winds down

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The Missouri Legislature has some unfinished business to take care of before the session ends this week, including restrictions on initiative ballot petitions and transgenderism. Gov. Mike Parson already has said that ...

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Missouri officials criticize drag show attended by Columbia middle schoolers

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A drag show seen by middle-school students in Columbia is drawing criticism from parents and state officials. At the annual Columbia Values Diversity Breakfast, timed to be near the Martin Luther King ...

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Widening Interstate 70 near Kansas City is part of Gov. Parson’s agenda for 2023

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson laid out his 2023 agenda in his State of the State address to the General Assembly. His legislative priorities include widening and rebuilding the I-70 corridor; providing an ...

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Gov. Mike Parson signs tax cut for Missouri families and farmers

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Missouri families battling record inflation will find some financial relief at tax time. Gov. Mike Parson signed legislation to cut personal income taxes in the state. He also signed HB 3 into ...

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Gov. Parson will not give blanket pardon to marijuana offenders

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson will not pardon people convicted on minor marijuana offenses as President Joe Biden recommended. Last week, Biden announced plans to pardon federal convictions and urged governors to do the ...

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Governor calls special session to work on major tax cut for Missourians

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Missouri Governor Mike Parson says he’ll bring the General Assembly back to Jefferson City on September 6 to work on his proposed tax cut. Parson earlier vetoed HB 2090, a bill that ...

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Missouri Governor signs bill increasing Kansas City police funding

Attempts to reduce the budget of the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department have backfired. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Monday signed Senate Bill 678 into law, increasing the department’s budget from at ...

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Amtrak derailment leaves 3 dead 100 miles from Kansas City

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Authorities have now confirmed three people died in an Amtrak train derailment 100 miles northeast of Kansas City, Missouri. Dozens are injured and many remain in regional hospitals as of Tuesday. Eight ...

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Missouri ends most abortions moments after Supreme Court overturns Roe

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Missouri became the latest state on Friday to end the killing of an unborn child with the activation of the state’s “trigger law.” Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, a Republican, signed an opinion ...

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UPDATE: Hundreds rally against Missouri DHSS Director Kauerauf at confirmation hearing

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On Monday more than 250 people from across the state rallied inside the Missouri State Capitol Rotunda to oppose the confirmation of the DHSS Donald Kauerauf. “No Vote. No Vote,” echoed through ...

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Missouri bill would protect unborn after heart activity is detected

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Abortions after doctors have determined an unborn child has cardiac activity would be banned under a bill filed in the Missouri Legislature. Under the bill, private citizens could sue doctors or others ...

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Missouri officials anticipate record revenues in coming year

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Despite the pandemic, Missouri revenues have never been higher. Gov. Mike Parson and legislative budget leaders released estimates for revenue in the year that begins July 1, 2022, showing revenues are expected ...

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New MOScholars program will provide tuition assistance for low-income Missouri families

School choice remains a hot topic in the Missouri Legislature, with the new session starting in early January. Republican state Rep. Phil Christofanelli of St. Peters recently wrote an opinion piece for ...

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Gov. Parson headed to Israel, Greece to strengthen business with Missouri

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson will travel in the footsteps of the Apostle Paul in early December, although he will be evangelizing for trade instead of souls. He will visit Israel and Greece ...

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Gov. Parson bans Biden federal vaccine mandate in Missouri

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has signed an executive order to prohibit the Biden administration’s vaccination mandate in the state. “As the governor of the state of Missouri, I stand with concerned Missourians ...

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Democrats spar with Missouri Governor over removal of homosexual history exhibit

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The war of words over a homosexual exhibit at the Missouri Capitol is heating up. Gov. Mike Parson said it was taken down after he received complaints and because it wasn’t approved ...

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Missouri judge dismisses challenge to state’s Second Amendment Preservation Act

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An attempt by the Biden administration to block Missouri’s Second Amendment Preservation Act has failed. A Cole County judge sided with the state last week, the day before the new law was ...

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Missouri added 15,000 jobs in July after ending extra unemployment

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s decision earlier this summer to end additional federal unemployment benefits has had a positive effect on the state’s jobs and economy. Missouri payrolls added exactly 15,000 non-farm jobs ...

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Trump praises Parson for pardoning McCloskeys on gun charges

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Gov. Mike Parson’s pardon of Mark and Patricia McCloskey on gun charges last month has received the approval of former President Donald Trump. “Congratulations to Gov. Mike Parson of Missouri for having ...

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Former governor, senator Kit Bond participates in Missouri bicentennial celebration

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Kit Bond looked back on his days of service to Missouri while in Jefferson City this week for the state’s bicentennial celebration. Bond, 82, held the positions of auditor, governor and U.S. ...

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Missouri celebrating 200th birthday in Jefferson City today

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Missouri is celebrating its bicentennial in Jefferson City today. The formal ceremony on the Capitol’s south lawn will be livestreamed on Missouri2021.org. Governor Mike Parson, Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul C. Wilson, ...

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Parson joins with other governors, Pence in calling for Roe v. Wade to be overturned

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has joined former Vice President Mike Pence in calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the 1973 landmark decision of Roe v. Wade. Mississippi Attorney General Lynn ...

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