Audio: Missouri Senate moves to give initial approval to controversial cattle operation bill

After working overnight for about 12 hours, the state Senate has given initial approval to a bill that would restrict Missouri counties from enforcing regulations tougher than the state for large cattle operations. Creve Coeur Democrat Jill Schupp and Lee’s Summit Republican Mike Cierpiot say the measure would bar counties from limiting where CAFOs can […]

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Audio: House passes measure that would roll back redistricting changes in Clean Missouri amendment

The state House has passed a measure that would ask Missourians to roll back legislative redistricting changes approved by voters last November. Dean Plocher, a Republican of Des Peres, says his legislation is better than the Clean Missouri amendment.     St. Louis Democrat Peter Merideth, who opposes the measure, says voters don’t trust partisan […]

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Audio: Missouri farm and environmental groups clash over Trump administration’s rollback of clean water protections

The Trump administration announced plans Tuesday to roll back Obama-era rules which placed federal regulations on creek beds and ponds that aren’t directly connected to larger bodies of water. Eric Bohl (Bowl) with the Missouri Farm Bureau says the rules are a legal overreach because creek beds and ponds aren’t navigable.     Eric Bohl […]