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Missouri Rural Broadband Legislation Heading to Governor’s Desk

Legislation declaring that the expansion of broadband service is in the best interest of Missourians is heading to Governor Eric Greitens’ desk. State Representative Curtis Trent’s bill encourages the development of fiber optic infrastructure by Missouri’s rural electric cooperatives. The Springfield Republican tells House colleagues the uses of this are “immeasurable”:     Trent says […]

Industrial Hemp

Audio: Missouri Senate Ag Committee Chair optimistic about industrial hemp legislation

The Missouri House Agriculture Policy Committee has approved Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Brian Munzlinger’s legislation that would create an industrial hemp pilot program in Missouri. Tuesday’s bipartisan vote was 11-2, and the Williamstown Republican tells Missourinet he’s optimistic.     Munzlinger is referring to World War II. Both chambers have already approved industrial hemp bills, […]

Abortion Law

Missouri House gives initial approval to ban most abortions after 20 weeks

The Missouri House has given initial approval to a proposal to ban most abortions after a fetus is 20-weeks-old.      The legislation creates the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” in which abortions are prohibited unless necessary to avoid a woman’s death or serious risk of loss of a major bodily function. A doctor who violated […]

Concealed handgun

House member proposes to ban government, Missouri colleges from restricting guns

State Rep. Jered Taylor is proposing to expand the number of locations, particularly private businesses like day care centers, amusement parks, and bars, where guns can be carried without a permit. A Missouri House committee will consider today Taylor’s legislation that would also bar state, local governments and public colleges and universities from restricting the […]

Missouri could play pivotal role in advancing the Equal Rights Amendment

A proposal before Missouri lawmakers would place the country on the threshold of incorporating the Equal Right Amendment into the U.S. Constitution. Democratic state Senator Jill Schupp of Creve Coeur is sponsoring the plan to ratify the legislation on the state level. She says passing the amendment into law is important because its language provides […]

Rhonda Vincent

Legislation introduced to designate portion of Highway 63 as “Bluegrass Queen Rhonda Vincent Highway”

State Representative Nate Walker has introduced legislation that would designate a portion of U. S. Highway 63 as the “Bluegrass Queen Rhonda Vincent Highway”. The “Bluegrass Queen Rhonda Vincent Highway” would go from March Road in Adair County north to State Highway Y in Schuyler County. Walker explains he introduced the legislation to honor and […]

Legislation

Missouri State Representative Nick Schroer Files “Raise the Age” Legislation

Legislation requiring children under the age of 18 to be prosecuted for most criminal offenses in juvenile court has been filed by a Missouri lawmaker. Brian Hauswirth has the story.     State Representative Nick Schroer has filed the bill, which is called “Raise the Age.” The O’Fallon Republican tells the Capitol Press Corps that […]