Food Stamps or SNAP

Audio: Some Missouri charities stepping in to help food stamp recipients during shutdown

Some charities across Missouri are helping food stamp recipients during the government shutdown. Tom Faulkner with Crosslines food pantry in Springfield says it’s what will happen with food stamp distribution in March.     Crosslines’ Tom Faulkner says the change could put a strain on its operation.     February food stamps are being issued […]

Democratic Party

Audio: Outnumbered Democrats in Missouri legislature to defend progressive ballot victories, seek bipartisan criminal justice changes

Minority leaders in the Missouri legislature believe they’re taking a realistic approach to the upcoming session. New House Democratic Leader Crystal Quade of Springfield says her party will focus on defending progressive ballot measures passed by voters, noting the new laws are already under threat.     Senate Democratic Leader Gina Walsh of Bellefontaine Neighbors […]

Pond surrounded by trees

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 […]

Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education approves school audit

The Laredo R-7 Board of Education approved the 2017-2018 school audit Monday evening. The candidate filing period was set for the board election. Candidates may file for the April 2nd Municipal Election today (December 11th) through January 15th from 8 o’clock in the morning to 4 o’clock in the afternoon. The school office will be […]

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Audio: Missouri State Representative Holly Rehder to Pre-file Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Legislation

A southeast Missouri lawmaker who has championed prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) legislation for years thinks it will “make it over the finish line” in 2019. Sikeston State Representative Holly Rehder tells Missourinet that she and State Senator-Elect Tony Luetkemeyer of Parkville will pre-file the same bill today (Monday).     Rehder notes Missouri is […]