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JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Senate is likely to vote this session on bills impacting transgender athletes, Senate Pro Tempore Caleb Rowden said Thursday. A Senate Education Committee … more
A bill that would modify the duration of unemployment benefits in the state got a hearing Wednesday with the Senate General Laws Committee. Currently, the maximum duration a Missouri resident can … more
The third iteration of Rep. Brad Pollitt’s open enrollment bill was discussed Wednesday in the House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee. Pollitt, R-Sedalia, fielded questions … more
A proposed House bill would create a new office within the Department of Economic Development that aims to help innovators. The House Economic Development Committee heard testimony Wednesday … more
A House committee Wednesday discussed a bill growing out of the COVID-19 pandemic that seeks to expand existing law to further prevent government officials from interfering with religious … more
JEFFERSON CITY — The Senate Education and Workforce Development Committee voted along party lines at a Tuesday hearing to pass bills that would give parents greater involvement in their … more
JEFFERSON CITY — The House Committee on General Laws spent hours hearing testimony Tuesday evening on eight anti-LGBTQ bills, which opponents complained were scheduled with less than 25 … more
Both the Missouri House and Senate are considering bills that aim at the same objective: restricting the ability of foreign entities to acquire real estate in Missouri. There are important … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Resolutions that would further limit access to the ballot for initiatives and constitutional amendments were discussed for more than four hours in a House hearing … more
The Missouri Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday discussed the Judicial Privacy Act, which would make it a class D felony to post private information about judges online. Two Missouri judges … more
JEFFERSON CITY — With new reports on the urgent condition of mental health care across Missouri, the Health and Mental Health Policy Committee is trying to tackle a crisis. At its first … more
The House Judiciary Committee heard testimony Monday about a bill that would create a fund for federal grants, private donations and other funds meant to go to public defenders. The committee also … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri has one of the lowest corporate income tax rates in the country, but a bill proposed by Sen. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg, would phase out the 4% tax by 2027. A law … more
JEFFERSON CITY — A bill that would implement steps to purge inactive voters from the rolls evoked strong comments at a Senate hearing Monday. The legislation would require local election … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Senate leaders on both sides of the aisle expressed their support Thursday for Gov. Mike Parson’s proposed increase of funding for infrastructure, education and … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Arguments over prohibiting Critical Race Theory and increasing parental rights in schools were heard by the Education and Workforce Development committee at the Capitol on … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Witnesses from nearly 30 organizations testified in support of extending Medicaid benefits for women for one year after pregnancy at a Senate committee hearing … more
JEFFERSON CITY — A bill that would hold the line on personal property tax increases prompted strong comments from backers and opponents at a Senate hearing Tuesday. “All Senate … more
JEFFERSON CITY — In his fourth State of the State address Wednesday, Gov. Mike Parson emphasized the importance of planning for the future as he unveiled a $51.6 billion budget plan. His … more
GERALD — Linda Trest describes how a group of about a dozen volunteers spent a Saturday morning in early July clearing debris from the former railroad corridor in her hometown of … more
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