Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City

Missouri Senate approves FRA, rejects push to ban Planned Parenthood from Medicaid

(Missouri Independent) – A bipartisan coalition handed anti-abortion activists a rare defeat in the Missouri Senate Friday night, rejecting a push to ban Planned Parenthood as a Medicaid provider as it passed a bill to secure billions for the state’s Medicaid program. And only a restatement of the state’s already existing ban on using public funds to […]

Grain Belt Express Route Map

Audio: Missouri’s House votes to ban the use of eminent domain to build the Grain Belt Express power line

The House moved to ban the use of eminent domain for a large wind-energy power line planned to span from Kansas to Indiana.     In a voice vote on Tuesday, lawmakers approved legislation that would prevent the use of private land for the Grain Belt Express power line without property owners’ permission. The high-voltage […]

Immigrants waving US Flags

Biden immigration overhaul would open a door to citizenship for 11 million people

(Missouri Independent) – President Joe Biden is poised to send a sweeping immigration reform bill to Congress Thursday that would lay out a path for nearly 11 million undocumented people to obtain citizenship within eight years. Immigration has been one of the toughest issues for Congress to tackle, and the legislation’s fate is unclear in […]

Missouri Cattlemen's Association Website

Audio: Missouri Cattlemen’s Association legislative agenda includes banning companies from taking private land

The Missouri Cattlemen’s Association says one of its key legislative priorities this year is to prevent private companies from using eminent domain to get private land. Ag Policy Chairman Jimmie Long says the organization’s legislative progress was halted last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.     Many Missouri farmers and virtually all commodity groups […]

Hy-Vee Logo

Hy-Vee partners with Kellogg’s and Keurig Dr Pepper to help feed hungry kids this summer

Hy-Vee, Inc., in partnership with Kellogg’s and Keurig Dr. Pepper, announced its End Summer Hunger campaign to provide food for children and families in need. During the month of July, for every qualifying purchase at a Hy-Vee grocery store, one meal will be donated to Feeding America food banks in Hy-Vee’s eight-state region. The program […]

Governor Mike Parson

Missouri to receive $66M for child care assistance under federal CARES Act

Missouri will receive $66 million for child care assistance and $1.5 million for food banks under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Governor Parson was joined by the Missouri Department of Social Services Acting Director Jennifer Tidball and Adjutant General of the Missouri National Guard Brigadier General Levon Cumpton.  Child Care […]

Budget Graphic

Missouri House approves $34.9 billion budget, following heated debate on Medicaid expansion

The Missouri House voted Wednesday afternoon to give final approval to a $34.9 billion state operating budget. GOP leaders say it’s a budget that’s about $146 million less than the current budget. Most House members wore masks during the debate, which got heated during a discussion about Medicaid expansion. Due to COVID-19 concerns, there were just three […]

Samaritan Purse website

You can help locally with Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child

Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child hopes to collect 11 million gift-filled shoe boxes worldwide in November. Shoe boxes can be dropped off at about 5,000 locations, which include the Activity Center of the First Baptist Church of Trenton and the Cornerstone Church of Chillicothe, November 12th through 19th. Operation Christmas Child spokesperson Belinda Hogan says […]