Latest Missouri State General Assembly News

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Jul. 20, 2021 07:11 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. July 18, 2021. Editorial: Missouri lawmakers, cancel culture warriors against critical race theory Missouri lawmakers plan to hold a meeting on Monday to “hear invited testimony regarding Critical Race Theory and the 1619...

No Black voices during Missouri hearing on racism teachings

Jul. 19, 2021 22:08 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri legislative committee on Monday held a hearing on how educators teach K-12 students about race and racism without hearing from any Black Missourians. No Black parents, teachers or scholars testified to the Joint Committee on...

Schmitt No. 1 fundraiser for Missouri Senate seat

Jul. 19, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Campaign finance records show Missouri’s disgraced former governor, Eric Greitens, has raised roughly $350,000 for his run for U.S. Senate. That means Republican Attorney General Eric Schmitt raised the most out of any Missouri Senate...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Jul. 12, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. July 8, 2021. Editorial: MO Gov. Mike Parson pretends we should run for our lives — from one CDC epidemiologist With Missouri ranking dead last in keeping its people safe from COVID-19 and one of the Springfield hospitals...

Top Republicans campaign for Greitens' Missouri Senate bid

Jul. 11, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

ROBERTSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Several high-profile conservatives joined former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens at a rally for his U.S. Senate campaign. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former New York City Police Commissioner Bernie Kerik joined Greitens at...

Democrats pan handling of Missouri unemployment overpayments

Jul. 07, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday decried the Missouri Labor Department's decision to offer clemency for some federal unemployment overpayments as too little too late. Democratic St. Louis Rep. LaKeySha Bosley said the state should have acted...

Missouri lawmaker vying for 4th District congressional seat

Jul. 07, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri state Rep. Sara Walsh on Wednesday announced her candidacy for U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler's 4th congressional district seat. Voters first elected Walsh, a 42-year-old Ashland Republican, to the state House in 2017. She serves on the...

Critics worry Missouri measure reduces police accountability

Jul. 01, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

More than half of all U.S. states have enacted police reforms in the 13 months since George Floyd's death, but critics contend a Missouri measure would go the other way by reducing police accountability while increasing criminal penalties for some protest activities. ...

Missouri lawmakers pass critical Medicaid funding bill

Jun. 30, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers on Wednesday passed a bill to renew a critical Medicaid funding tax hours before the deadline set out by Republican Gov. Mike Parson. The House voted 140-13 in favor of extending the tax on hospitals, nursing homes and other...

Missouri Republicans face heat over Planned Parenthood money

Jun. 29, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri anti-abortion advocates on Tuesday continued to push Republican lawmakers to use a special legislative session on a Medicaid funding tax to also block Planned Parenthood funding. But with only days left before GOP Gov. Mike Parson's...