Audio: Pre-filed bill in Missouri legislature would be among the most restrictive abortion measures in the nation

Missouri lawmakers could be considering a far-reaching abortion restriction in the upcoming legislative session.     Republican state Representative Nick Schroer of O’Fallon pre-filed a bill this week that would prohibit doctors from performing abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. The measure, which allows for exceptions in medical emergencies, would ban most abortions after […]

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Audio: Missouri agriculture director says technology is crucial to attracting young farmers

The Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) director says technology is important in attracting young farmers.  Brian Hauswirth with Missourinet has the story.   The state Department of Agriculture says the average age of a Missouri farmer is 58. MDA Director Chris Chinn notes Governor Mike Parson’s two top priorities are workforce development and infrastructure, adding […]

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Missouri House holds historic special session

History was made Friday night in Jefferson City when Missouri lawmakers called themselves into a special session for the first time. The House, which is considering disciplinary actions against Governor Eric Greitens, met Friday night for about five minutes in the special session, then adjourned. House Speaker Todd Richardson tells Capitol reporters it’s unclear when […]

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Audio: More lawmaker reaction to legislative committee examining Missouri Department of Agriculture’s funding

The Missouri House Budget Committee’s ranking Democrat supports Portageville GOP State Representative Don Rone’s call for additional funding for the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA). House Minority Whip Kip Kendrick of Columbia tells Missourinet that MDA’s Division of Plant Industries is underfunded.     Missouri lawmakers decided in 2010 to fund that division with fees. […]