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Missouri House approves SB-391 that prevents counties from passing health ordinances aimed at CAFOs

The Missouri House of Representatives has given final approval to Senate Bill 391, legislation that would prevent counties from passing health ordinances aimed at large agricultural operations. The House voted 103-44 to approve the bill, which would prevent county health boards or county commissioners from passing standards stricter than state law. The Missouri House of […]

Audio: Missouri House approves CAFO health ordinance legislation

The Missouri House has given final approval to legislation that would prevent counties from passing health ordinances aimed at large agricultural operations.     The House voted 103-44 today to approve the bill from Pleasant Hill State Representative Michael Haffner, which would prevent county health boards and/or county commissioners from passing standards that are stricter […]

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Audio: Missouri corrections employees to receive pay increase under Missouri House’s budget

The Missouri House has given final approval to an eight-million-dollar retention pay plan aimed at investing in wage increases in the Missouri Department of Corrections staff. House Budget Committee Chairman Cody Smith praised the plan on the House floor during Thursday’s budget debate.     Frankford GOP State Representative Jim Hansen tells colleagues the plan […]

Audio: Missouri House expected to give final approval this week to Fentanyl and date rape drug legislation

Legislation to increase penalties for trafficking fentanyl could go before the Missouri House Monday afternoon for a final vote. The House gave initial approval to O’Fallon State Representative Nick Schroer’s bipartisan bill last week.     The Missouri Police Chiefs Association and the Missouri State Troopers Association are backing legislation to increase criminal penalties for […]

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Audio: Missouri House Approves $28 Billion Operating Budget

The Missouri House has given final approval to a 28-billion dollar state operating budget that includes what supporters say is record funding for the K-12 education foundation formula. Hermann GOP State Representative Justin Alferman notes the budget includes a 98-million dollar increase for the formula.     While Alferman emphasized several times on Wednesday that […]