Missouri House

Audio: Missouri House set to vote on $30 billion state budget on Wednesday

The full Missouri House is set to vote tomorrow (Wednesday) on a proposed 30-billion dollar state operating budget, which includes about 13-million dollars in federal funding for coronavirus response. House Budget Committee Chairman Cody Smith voted for a bipartisan amendment in committee, to accept that federal funding.     That money would be used for […]

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Drag queens and supporters rally against proposed drag queen story hour ban

State Representative Ben Baker, R-Neosho, wants to ban drag queen storytime at public libraries. About 300 people, including queens dressed in full drag and LGBT supporters, rallied Saturday at the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City against Baker’s bill. Missouri Capitol Police provided security and crowd control. The event included many holding signs like “Knowledge is […]

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Audio: Missouri State Representative wants to put a cap on school superintendent salaries as part of a new bill

A state representative wants to put a cap on school superintendent salaries as part of his new bill. Representative Jered Taylor from southwest Missouri’s Republic has introduced legislation that would limit the pay of a school district’s superintendent to a maximum of three-and-a-half times an average teacher’s salary. The bill would also require superintendents to […]

Missouri State Capitol

Audio: Missouri Legislature asked to reduce paperwork required for federal safety net programs

A Missouri House committee has voted unanimously in favor of shrinking the amount of paperwork that Missourians must fill out to enroll or renew in federal safety net programs. The state’s paperwork to apply for things like food stamps, WIC, Medicaid or temporary assistance, can reach as many as 63 pages. Bill sponsor Mary Elizabeth […]

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Missouri House passes bill that could allow private and religious schools to cut wages of hourly workers

In 2018, Missouri voters gave their blessing to incrementally raising the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2023. The state House has passed a bill that would exempt private and religious school workers from the state’s minimum wage law. The proposal would open the door for these schools to reduce the pay of hourly […]

2020 Elections vote

Candidate from Worth files for office of State Representative District 2

A candidate from Worth filed on Thursday for State Representative District 2 for the August Primary Election. Bridget Gibson filed as a Democrat at the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office in Jefferson City. Filings Tuesday for Second District State Representative were incumbent J. Eggleston of Maysville as a Republican and Mindi Smith of Union Star as […]

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NCMC students participate in Missouri Governor’s Student Leadership Forum

NCMC students Katie Blanchard from Lucerne, MO Cash Miller from Warsaw, MO and were two of the 98 collegiate students that participated in the 33rd Annual Missouri Governor’s Student Leadership Forum on Faith and Values held February 14-16, 2020, in Jefferson City, Missouri. The forum challenges students’ character development by encouraging them to reflect on […]

Sexual Orientation and Gender

Missouri Bill to notify parents if class material, guest speakers in school mention sexual orientation or gender identity

State law could be changed to require that Missouri public school districts tell parents if class material, guest speakers, or displays in school mention sexual orientation or gender identity. The Missouri House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee is debating State Representative Chuck Basye’s bill that would let parents have their kids removed from class if […]

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NCMC Board of Trustees address busy agenda at Tuesday meeting

North Central Missouri College Vice President for Student Affairs Doctor Kristen Alley reported on recognition at the NCMC Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday evening. Jaqueline Perez of Milan was nominated for the Newman Civic Fellowship. Four A-Plus students were recognized as outstanding students: Sidney Lynch of Trenton High School, Josephine Deen of Jefferson C-124 High […]

Gas Tax

Audio: Missouri lawmaker focused on Missouri gasoline tax increase

Increasing the state’s gasoline tax is the top priority for a veteran Missouri lawmaker who’s in his eighth and final year in the House. Grandview Democratic State Representative Joe Runions tells Missourinet it’s badly needed, noting the state’s 17-cent gas tax has remained the same since 1996.     Runions says Missouri’s cities and towns […]