Missouri House

Audio: Missouri House set to vote on $30 billion state budget on Wednesday

The full Missouri House is set to vote tomorrow (Wednesday) on a proposed 30-billion dollar state operating budget, which includes about 13-million dollars in federal funding for coronavirus response. House Budget Committee Chairman Cody Smith voted for a bipartisan amendment in committee, to accept that federal funding.     That money would be used for […]

CAFO

Audio: Missouri Supreme Court hears case involving Grundy County CAFO

The state Supreme Court has heard oral arguments this week in Jefferson City involving a proposed concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) in northwest Missouri’s Grundy County. Trenton Farms wants to build a swine operation, which is opposed by a group called “Hickory Neighbors United.” Hickory attorney Stephen Jeffery tells the court that a 2016 state […]

KCP&L announces purchase of power from Missouri wind farms

Audio: Buchanan County commissioners consider controversial wind farm regulations

Buchanan County commissioners don’t want to wait until a wind farm proposes locating in the county before adopting regulations on wind energy, they want to approve regulations before that would happen. Presiding Commissioner Lee Sawyer says, at present, there are no rules on the books.     Sawyer says the Kansas City engineering firm of […]

Audio: Missouri Senate moves to give initial approval to controversial cattle operation bill

After working overnight for about 12 hours, the state Senate has given initial approval to a bill that would restrict Missouri counties from enforcing regulations tougher than the state for large cattle operations. Creve Coeur Democrat Jill Schupp and Lee’s Summit Republican Mike Cierpiot say the measure would bar counties from limiting where CAFOs can […]

CAFO

Audio: Controversial agriculture bill could resurface today in Missouri Senate

A controversial agriculture bill could resurface today in the Missouri Senate.     The state Senate could debate today whether to ban Missouri counties from enforcing rules stricter than state regulations required for large animal feeding operations. Jefferson City Republican Mike Bernskoetter’s bill would bar counties from limiting where the farming operations, known as CAFOs, […]

Title IX

Audio: Controversial Title IX bill hung up in Missouri Senate

A contentious bill has stalled in the Missouri Senate that would significantly change the way Missouri colleges and universities handle sexual assault and harassment complaints. During a six-hour filibuster into Wednesday morning, Farmington Republican Gary Romine, says he wants to require an administrative commission to hear such cases, students involved could have an attorney and […]

Farm Bill

Audio: Missouri House delegation to Washington “all in with farm bill”

Almost the entire Missouri delegation to the U.S. House voted in favor of the farm bill that passed the chamber with resounding bipartisan support. Democrat Emanuel Cleaver is happy it’ll go to President Trump without the increased work requirement for SNAP recipients his Republican colleagues in the House tried to include.     Republican Vicky […]

Tarana Burke

Northwest Missouri State University lecture to feature ‘me too’ movement founder Tarana Burke

Tarana Burke, a social justice activist and the founder of the “me too” movement, will appear at Northwest Missouri State University as part of its Distinguished Lecture Series and deliver the University’s 2017-18 James H. Lemon Lecture. Burke shares the story behind the genesis of last year’s viral and Time magazine Person of the Year-winning […]

Austin Peterson

Audio: Missouri candidate gets anticipated publicity for controversial giveaway

A candidate in next month’s primary election is getting anticipated publicity for holding another controversial giveaway.     Missouri Republican U.S. Senate candidate Austin Petersen is giving away a Ghost Gunner 2 – a device that can make parts for a firearm, including semi-automatic rifles. Petersen says ghost guns are untraceable by the federal government […]