Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Audio: Missouri’s Governor weighs in on 13 requests for special sessions and on FRA Issue

Missouri’s governor says the only special session he plans to call this year AT THIS POINT involves congressional redistricting, which is required because of the new U.S. Census data. Governor Mike Parson tells Capitol reporters that he currently has 13 requests for special sessions, on his desk:     The requests for special sessions include […]

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Missouri State Treasurer joins coalition to oppose Biden Administration’s attacks on fossil fuel industry

Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick announced he has joined a coalition of 15 State Treasurers to speak out against apparent attempts by the Biden Administration to pressure banks and other large financial institutions to divest from coal, oil, and natural gas companies. “While the pursuit of more renewable sources of energy is a noble cause, […]

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Lawmakers urge Biden to stand with Israel and not to provide Iran with sanctions relief

Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and 43 of his Republican colleagues sent a letter urging President Joe Biden to stand with Israel. While Israel remains under attack from Iranian-backed terrorists, the Biden Administration is negotiating and potentially offering sanctions relief to Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. The Senators called on President Biden to immediately end negotiations […]

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Audio: Missouri draws billions in federal contracts, 8th in nation, boosting growth

A new report by the University of Missouri Extension shows Missouri-based firms received $15.1 billion in prime federal contracts in the federal fiscal year 2019. Researcher Mark White led the study.     The NGA construction project in St Louis City is another large contract for Missouri and White says federal money boosts smaller firms […]

Lawsuit

Attorney generals from 13 states file suit against Biden administration for ban on future oil and gas leasing, drilling on federal land

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt joined a coalition of thirteen states in filing suit against the Biden Administration for imposing a moratorium on future oil and gas leasing and drilling permits on federal land. The lawsuit contends that the moratorium on leasing through the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) and the Mineral Leasing Act […]

Gas Tax

Audio: Missouri’s Senate President Pro Tem praises Senate passage of gasoline tax legislation

Missouri’s Senate leader is praising senators in both parties for approving his legislation to increase the state’s gasoline tax by 12 cents per gallon, by 2025. Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz (pronounced like shots) says the state transportation system has billions of dollars in maintenance needs.     The bill now heads to the […]

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States question whether new federal stimulus law rules out tax cuts

(Missouri Independent) – President Joe Biden’s massive pandemic stimulus law pumps a welcome infusion of federal aid into state and local government coffers — but one brief section is raising questions about whether states are barred from cutting their own taxes if they accept the federal help. The Senate added language to the COVID-19 relief package […]

Lawsuit

Missouri leads 12 state coalition in filing suit against the Biden administration over massive expansion of federal regulations

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt led a coalition of 12 states in filing suit against President Joe Biden’s administration over a massive expansion of federal regulations through executive order, potentially impacting nearly every aspect of the economy and Missouri household. “Manufacturing, agriculture, and energy production are essential to Missouri’s economy and employ thousands of hard-working […]

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Missouri Attorney joins multistate lawsuit seeking to end Facebook’s illegal monopoly

Attorney General Eric Schmitt joined a bipartisan coalition of 48 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit against Facebook Inc., alleging that the company illegally stifles competition to protect its monopoly power. The filing can be found here. The lawsuit alleges that, over the last decade, the social networking giant illegally acquired competitors in a predatory manner […]

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway

State Auditor Nicole Galloway: “We need a reset on our coronavirus strategy”

State Auditor Nicole Galloway has spent the week touring Missouri as part of her bid for governor. She has visited Hannibal, Cape Girardeau, Joplin, and Sedalia. Galloway is the Democratic nominee and faces Republican Governor Mike Parson in November’s General Election. Much of Galloway’s focus during her visits have been critical of Parson’s approach to […]

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Kirksville Regional Airport receives $3.3 million to rehabilitate runway and taxiway

Sam Graves has announced the Kirksville Regional Airport will receive federal money through the Airport Improvement Program. Graves received notification from the U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao that the Kirksville airport will be receiving $3.3 million through the program to rehabilitate both a runway and a taxiway. “Rural airports are incredibly important […]

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Volunteers needed for Missouri Senior Medicare Patrol

The Missouri Senior Medicare Patrol is seeking volunteers in the northwest Missouri area to help seniors protect their Medicare benefits. The SMP needs more volunteers for its team. The statewide SMP has a mission to empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report healthcare fraud, errors, and abuse through […]

Robocalls

Audio: Attorney General announces partnership aimed at stopping illegal robocalls in Missouri

The Attorney General has announced a partnership aimed at stopping illegal robocalls in Missouri.     Missouri Attorney General Schmitt is teaming up with other state and federal agencies, along with the Federal Trade Commission to put an end to illegal robocalls in what they’ve dubbed “Operation Call it Quits.” Schmitt urges Missourians to report […]

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Missouri Congressman Cleaver warns against tariffs

A Kansas City congressman who also represents parts of west-central Missouri warns tariffs are having a “devastating impact” on some industries in the Show-Me State. Fifth District Congressman Emanuel Cleaver hosted a meeting between farmers and the Canadian Consul General last week in Higginsville.     Cleaver tells Missourinet China is targeting states President Trump […]