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Lack of oversight in podunk >> Government gena
Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway met with citizens in Marionville, just southwest of Springfield, to discuss the results of an audit of the Buck Prairie Special Road District, located in rural ...more

Boost for generic drug development is sought >> Government jgrimald
WASHINGTON, DC - A newly proposed bill would make it easier for generic drug makers to produce affordable, lifesaving pharmaceuticals. And, the Association of Mature American Citizens is urging ...more

Score another for Monsanto >> Government staff
Thirteen days ago Bernie Sanders issued a plea for citizens to contact their senators to oppose federal legislation that he claimed Monsanto supported. The bill sponsored by Senators Pat Roberts ...more

Why Missouri governor needs to be a Democrat >> Government mariwinn
by Mari Winn Taylor Democrats gather at a local labor union hall in Springfield for good bar-b-cue, comraderie and to become acquainted with Democratic candidates on the August 2, 2016 ...more

Circuit clerk's office and court gets new website >> Government ehedlun
The Greene County circuit clerk announced today a completely redesigned web site for the circuit clerk’s Office and Missouri’s 31st Judicial Circuit. The new website features many enhancements, ...more

Hubby Bill stumps for wife >> Government mariwinn
by Mari Winn Taylor Hello, Mr. President. A crowd, including members of the Greene County Democrats, overflowed the rather modest meeting room of the Teamster's Local No. 245 on East Division ...more

Missouri bill labeled union buster >> Government staff
JEFFERSON CITY- The Missouri State Senate approved a bill that puts union employees in control of their own paychecks. The "paycheck protection" measure was approved by a veto-proof majority (23-7) ...more

Internet access to remain tax-free >> Government bhart
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, released the following statement after the Senate passed legislation he cosponsored to permanently ban state and ...more

Farr resigns Nixa Council >> Government jfinney
Jay Farr, pictured at right, who was elected to the Nixa City Council from District 1 in April 2015, has submitted his resignation effective December 31, 2015. Far became ineligible to fulfill his ...more

Missouri Senators say, no refugees in Missouri >> Government staff
After the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, France over the weekend, 18 of the 34 Missouri Senators, including Senate Majority Leader Ron Richard are urging Democratic Governor Jay Nixon to ...more

New life for a needed river crossing bridge >> Government staff
WASHINGTON, DC –U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $10 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Grant to ...more

Blunt asked to support safe rental car act >> Government jbray
ST. LOUIS, Mo – The Consumers Council of Missouri announced yesterday that it is calling upon Sen. Roy Blunt, R-MO, to co-sponsor legislation to bar rental car companies from renting or selling ...more

Senate Bill 5 is signed by Gov. Nixon >> Government f-fite
Missouri Bar President Reuben Shelton of St. Louis commended Gov. Jay Nixon’s signing today (July 9, 2015) of legislation aimed at improving citizens’ experiences within Missouri’s municipal courts. ...more

Republican version of welfare reform goes to House >> Government staff
JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation today (Feb. 23, 2015) sponsored by Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, that reforms Missouri’s welfare system, creates stronger ...more

Medicare coverage comes under fire >> Government s-little
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) introduced legislation recently to block a rationing tool known as "comparative effectiveness research" (CER) from denying or delaying coverage of ...more

Senator Richard's legislative news >> Government rrichard
Legislative NewsSenator Ron Richard (R-MO 32)Majority Floor Leader During the sixth week of session, we saw significant movement on a number of important pieces of legislation. On Wednesday ...more

Blunt supports Texans' policy on immigration >> Government royblunt
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) praised a move by a federal judge in Texas who issued a preliminary injunction against President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. In ...more

Marijuana proponents to circulate petition >> Government sfleming
MOST SOUGHT AFTER PLANT Jefferson City — Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander today (Feb. 9, 2015) announced that an initiative petition relating to legalizing marijuana met state standards ...more

Holder reforms violation of due process >> Government kgommel
WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder announced recently a limit on local and state police use of federal law to render forfeitable money, cars, and other legal property without evidence that a ...more

Blunt gains control of purse strings >> Government royblunt
WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) was chosen today to serve as Chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related ...more

Shell companies violate Clean Air Act >> Government milbourn
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a settlement with three companies affiliated with Shell Oil Company to resolve Clean Air Act violations, including selling ...more

Senators request delay in USPS consolidation >> Government staff
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (MO) and Claire McCaskill (MO) joined a bipartisan group of their colleagues on December 1, 2014, to demand a delay in the planned consolidation of up to 82 ...more

Senate majority caucus selects leaders >> Government staff
JEFFERSON CITY — The majority caucus today endorsed once again Sen. Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, to serve a second session as President Pro Tem of the Missouri Senate for the 98th General Assembly. ...more

SSI benefits to increase 1.7% in 2015 >> Government llavelle
Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 64 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2015, the Social Security Administration announced today. The ...more

Blunt questions firearm application revision >> Government staff
Missouri Senator Roy Blunt (R), who co-chairs the Senate Law Enforcement Caucus, sent a letter recently demanding answers from the Obama Administration surrounding reports that the Bureau of Alcohol, ...more

Kander warns of annuities fraud >> Government staff
Jefferson City — Secretary of State Jason Kander today (Aug. 20, 2014) issued an Investor Alert urging Missourians to contact his office if they’ve been approached with questionable ads relating to ...more

Governor's veto riles deer industry official >> Government jmeng
The North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA) has expressed profound disappointment in the actions of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, who vetoed legislation — SB 506 and HB 1326 — that would have ...more

New process mandated for contesting No Fly Listing >> Government jbell
PORTLAND, OR – In a landmark ruling, a federal judge struck down as unconstitutional the government’s procedures for people on the No Fly List to challenge their inclusion. The decision came in an ...more

Actions are labeled, "beyond outrageous" >> Government s-little
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, a member of the Senate Committee on Finance which is currently investigating the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) targeting of conservative groups, released ...more

EPA's new proposal generates partisanship >> Government mariwinn
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its Clean Power Plan proposal that as expected has created quite a furor, especially amongst Republican ranks. While the agency hopes the plan ...more

STL VA healthcare system falls short, say Senators >> Government staff
WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) sent a letter to Veterans Administration Secretary Eric Shinseki and the VA St. Louis Health Care System this week to ...more

Nixon's tax-cut veto is overridden >> Government staff
The Missouri House today voted 109 to 46 to override Governor Jay Nixon's veto of SB 509, a tax cut bill that in order to pay for it will force cuts in public education, cause higher tuition at state ...more

Missouri law proposed limiting e-cigarette sales >> Government jwasson
Commentary by Missouri State Senator Jay Wasson (R-20/Nixa)Majority Caucus Chairman E-cigarettes and nicotine vaporizers are battery-powered devices that heat liquid nicotine to create a vapor ...more

Senators consider bologna restrictions baloney >> Government s-little
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), joined by Patrick Toomey (R-PA), Rob Portman (R-OH) and others, today fought attempts by the European Union (EU) to impair ...more

Bring child killers to justice quickly says Wasson >> Government jwasson
Commentary by Missouri State Senator Jay Wasson (R-20/Nixa)Majority Caucus Chairman On Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2014, hundreds of citizens in Springfield gathered outside the funeral of Hailey Owen, a ...more

Farm Bill passage: Compromise is criticized >> Government staff
The Missouri Association for Social Welfare (MASW) headquartered in Jefferson City has expressed concern for the estimated 850,000 U.S. households who will have an average of $90 less per month for ...more

Kansas Senator supports Obamacare challenges >> Government s-little
WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) has signed an amicus brief in support of the challenges by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties against Obamacare’s contraception mandate. ...more

Blunt/Carper bill adds to consumer protection >> Government staff
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the wake of recent reports regarding several major data security breaches, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (MO) and Tom Carper (DE) introduced the “Data Security Act of 2014” on January ...more

Changing school transfer law gets top priority >> Government lhieger
JEFFERSON CITY—The Second Regular Session of the 97th General Assembly commenced at noon today (Jan. 8, 2014) with the school transfer issue and tax reform ranking high on the Senate Leader’s list of ...more

Cities want Internet sales tax law passed >> Government staff
Missouri cities will face several critical challenges in the New Year that need attention from citizens and legislators for communities to grow and offer a stronger quality of life. The National ...more

ACLU reports on Obama's commutation record >> Government mgroob
WASHINGTON – President Obama recently commuted the sentences of at least four people who were serving life without parole for nonviolent offenses. Prior to his announcement, Obama had only pardoned ...more

Lower income taxpayers are encouraged to save >> Government staff
ST LOUIS – The Internal Revenue Service wants you to know that saving for retirement for some people may make them eligible for a tax credit that can reduce the tax they owe. For 2013 this credit ...more

Kansas Senator questions security of Obamacare >> Government s-little
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan) renewed his warning that the Obamacare exchanges are leaving applicants vulnerable by failing to safeguard private patient health and financial ...more

Gov. Nixon supports food stamp program >> Government joxford
Jefferson City – Members of Missouri Association for Social Welfare (MASW) and other anti-hunger advocates throughout Missouri today (Oct. 24, 2013) celebrated the announced reversal of a rule ...more

Sen. Roberts blasts Sebelious >> Government s-little
WASHINGTON, DC -- Eleven days after the disastrous launch of the Obamacare exchanges, U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) yesterday, October 11, 2013, called on the Secretary of Health and Human ...more

Beware of pesticide scam >> Government vbryan
(JEFFERSON CITY) – Missourians planning to purchase chemicals, such as herbicides and insecticides, should be aware of a new scam. The Department of Agriculture has received several reports from ...more

EPA justifies climate control role >> Government staff
Commentary by Gina McCarthy In June, the President reaffirmed his commitment to reducing carbon pollution when he directed many federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency, to ...more

Blunt fights to save coal from EPA requirements >> Government senblunt
Affordable energy is threatened WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), pictured, blasted the Obama Administration’s announcement today that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ...more

Cellphone nos. will be added to No Call List >> Government staff
JEFFERSON CITY – Legislation was signed into law this week by Gov. Jay Nixon that will allow cell phone users to block unwanted telemarketing calls and text messages. Co-sponsored by 154 ...more






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