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A slew of transgender bills is still awaiting action in the Missouri General Assembly, but many of the proposals have already begun to impact the LGBTQ community, lawmakers and providers said. At … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Video lottery terminals popping up in gas stations, bars and fraternal organizations across the state are part of the reason Missouri residents cannot bet on sports, even as … more
JEFFERSON CITY — A House committee considered a bill Wednesday evening that would put a constitutional amendment before voters to expand casino gambling. House Joint Resolution 23 would … more
JEFFERSON CITY — While Missouri residents are still adjusting to last year's voting changes, members of both parties are pushing for more changes this legislative session. Voting rights … more
JEFFERSON CITY — A Senate committee listened to pitches Wednesday for three firearm-related bills. The bills include allowing individuals with concealed carry licenses to carry on public … more
JEFFERSON CITY — State Democrats tied up the Senate for over five hours Tuesday afternoon, delaying action on bills restricting transgender youth rights. Bill sponsor Sen. Mike Moon, R-Ash … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Open enrollment for Missouri schools is being given another try in the Missouri legislature. An 82-67 vote in the House on Tuesday gave initial approval to HB … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Judah, Matthew, Lydia and Melody Meredith made the three-hour trek to Jefferson City Tuesday morning with their mother Melisha to testify in support of bills that would make it … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri’s laws surrounding the trafficking of minors might be changing after a bill received initial approval by legislators Tuesday. House members debated a bill … more
JEFFERSON CITY — A former U.S. Air Force cyber operations specialist reviewed digital concerns ranging from phishing attacks to TikTok for a House committee. Cybersecurity has received … more
JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Senate passed its version of postpartum Medicaid expansion Thursday, but new language in the bill threatens its implementation. SB 45&90, sponsored by Sen. … more
JEFFERSON CITY — The House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee heard testimony for, but mostly against, House Bill 634, which is titled as “The Protection of Parental Rights … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Four proposed Senate bills aim to restrict foreign ownership of Missouri land. The Senate Select Committee on the Protection of Missouri Assets from Foreign Adversaries … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Sen. Bill Eigel wants to create the Interstate 70 Improvement Fund. Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, presented SB 317 to the Senate Transportation, Infrastructure and … more
A House committee considered three bills Wednesday that seek to tamp down on catalytic converter thefts. Rep. Don Mayhew, R-Crocker, is sponsoring House Bill 555, which would make it a felony … more
JEFFERSON CITY — The Senate took the first step Wednesday toward permitting some who qualify for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, to purchase meals at … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Legislation that would ban local governments from passing any ordinance that hinders the operations of pet stores has been introduced by Rep. Ben Baker, … more
The steps of the state Capitol crowded with more people than usual Wednesday as Missourians flooded to Jefferson City to advocate for disability awareness. Disability Awareness Day came in … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Senate floor business started and immediately ground to a halt on Tuesday thanks to Sen. Mike Moon, R-Ash Grove. The reason? It depends on who you ask. Moon offered an … more
JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri House approved a bill Tuesday that would further cut the amount of Missouri agricultural land that can be foreign owned in half. Under current laws, … more
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