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Audio: Northeast Missouri legislator says alternatives to incarceration are important

There’s bipartisan support in the state legislature to focus on shifting the criminal justice system away from mass incarceration. Freshman Republican Representative Louis Riggs of northeast Missouri’s Hannibal says he’s looking forward to GOP Governor Parson’s leadership on the issue.     Riggs of Hannibal says alternatives to incarceration are important.     Riggs sits […]

Advocates to MO Legislature: Leave Amendment 1 Alone

Advocates to Missouri Legislature: Leave Amendment 1 Alone

Hands off Amendment 1. That’s the message from supporters of the “Clean Missouri’ ballot initiative to state lawmakers, who begin the 100th General Assembly next week.  The anti-gerrymandering measure passed by 62 percent of the vote in November, but Gov. Mike Parson and several legislators are already calling for major changes.  Joan VonDras with the Sierra Club’s […]

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Audio: Missouri legislator pre-files bill again in response to 2017 education chief shakeup

A Republican legislator from southeast Missouri’s Farmington has pre-filed a bill again in response to last year’s state education commissioner shakeup. Alisa Nelson reports.     State Senator Gary Romine is proposing to clarify the Senate’s confirmation process of gubernatorial appointments when his chamber is not in session. Former Governor Eric Greitens, a Republican, fired […]

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North Central Missouri College to host Legislative forum on December 17th

North Central Missouri College will host a Legislative Forum in the Cross Hall Lobby on Monday, December 17.  Legislators and officials will be in attendance representing area counties, regions, the state of Missouri, and federal representation. There will be a meet and greet from 10:00-10:30 a.m., followed by a semi-structured forum from 10:30-11:30 a.m. with […]

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Senator Dan Hegeman receives Missouri Community College Association Distinguished Legislator Award

Senator Dan Hegeman was recently recognized by the Missouri Community College Association for his service to North Central Missouri College and community colleges across the state. Senator Hegeman received the 2018 Distinguished Legislator Award at the statewide MCCA convention held in Branson, Missouri. The award is given annually to legislators that persistently support Missouri community […]

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Sam Graves announces intention to pursue “Ranking Member” position of House Transportation Committee

United States Representative Sam Graves of Missouri has officially announced his intention to pursue the Ranking Member position of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Graves says he feels he is qualified for the position and calls himself “an accomplished legislator with a strong conservative record”. Graves is also a professional pilot and user of […]

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Saint Luke’s Health System no longer to accept Ambetter Insurance beginning in 2019

Saint Luke’s Health System has announced it will no longer accept Ambetter Insurance beginning in 2019. Saint Luke’s Health System includes Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton and Hedrick Medical Center of Chillicothe. Ambetter was the only option for health insurance in the area for 2018 on the Health Insurance Marketplace for residents who did not […]