Bible Bullets and Handgun (Concealed Carry)

Audio: Missouri House gives initial approval to letting guns in churches and on public transportation

The Missouri House of Representatives has given initial approval to a wide-ranging gun bill.     The plan would allow concealed guns in places of worship. Current law requires churchgoers to first get the okay from church leaders before they bring them on site. The legislation would also let people bring guns on public transportation, […]

Audio: White House report gives Missouri a “C minus” for the condition of its infrastructure

A White House report gives Missouri a C minus for the condition of its infrastructure. The Biden Administration has rolled out the state-by-state report to go along with the president’s push for a two-point-three trillion-dollar infrastructure funding package.       The report says Missouri has a “systemic lack of investment in its roads and […]

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State of Missouri establishes weekly COVID-19 testing event schedule

Testing has been a pillar of the State’s response to COVID-19 for the past year. The increasingly widespread availability of testing resources and available laboratories made it possible for the State of Missouri to host intermittent testing events in communities throughout the state to provide greater accessibility to testing options and to learn more about […]

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USDA announces funding available to assist socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency announces the availability of $2 million to establish partnerships with organizations to provide outreach and technical assistance to socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. The funding was made possible by USDA’s new Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative, an effort to distribute resources more broadly and to put greater […]

Medicaid

Audio: Will the Missouri Senate back the House’s attempt to defund Medicaid expansion? Senate President Dave Schatz weighs in

The Missouri House has passed the next state operating budget – without funding voter-approved Medicaid expansion. The $34.1 billion budget plan is now in the hands of the Republican-controlled Senate. Missouri Senate President Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, gives his thoughts to Missourinet affiliate KTUI in Sullivan about whether he expects the upper chamber to fund the expansion.   […]

Domestic Violence

Audio: Missouri House gives initial approval to letting domestic violence victims get lifetime orders of protection

Current Missouri law allows orders of protection for one year – potentially forcing domestic violence victims to repeatedly return to court and face their abuser. The Missouri House has given initial approval to a bill that would allow the victims to get a lifetime order of protection.     Representative Tracy McCreery, a Democrat from […]

Drugs

Audio: Missouri Senate gives preliminary approval to requiring a prescription drug monitoring program

Missouri is another step closer to getting a statewide prescription drug monitoring program. The state Senate has given initial approval to Senator Holly Rehder’s nine-year quest to require a centralized database to help the medical community look for cases of suspected misuse of painkillers.     Lake St. Louis Senator Bob Onder, a fellow Republican, […]

Vaccine Distribution or Covid-19 or Coronavirus

Audio: Missouri launches statewide retail pharmacy vaccination program

Missouri has rolled out its own retail pharmacy coronavirus vaccination program. Robert Knodell (no-DELL), the governor’s deputy chief of staff, says the new program is distributing vaccine to pharmacies statewide.     The federal government has its own retail pharmacy vaccination program with companies such as Walgreens, CVS, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Hy-Vee, and Health Mart. […]

Driver's License

Audio: Missouri House gives final approval to large election legislation; bill includes photo ID requirement

Legislation that requires a photo ID and the use of a paper ballot was given final approval by the Missouri House in Jefferson City on Thursday. The vote, primarily along party lines, was 109-48. House Bill 738 is sponsored by veteran State Rep. Don Rone (R-Portageville), who represents the Bootheel. Rone was unable to make it to the […]

Sex Offender

Audio: Missouri Senate gives final approval to legislation keeping sex offenders away from Missouri conservation areas

Legislation aimed at keeping registered sex offenders away from state Conservation areas has been given final approval today (Thursday) by the Missouri Senate. Riddle notes current Missouri law bans sex offenders from being 500 feet of public parks with playground equipment, public swimming pools, and children’s museums.     The only exception would be a […]