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Grocer's Priorities Pushed Through Committee Following Breakfast Event

Nothing to see here, just business as usual in Jeff City.

Greitens Supports 479,000 Missourians Losing Health Insurance

Governor Eric Greitens signed a letter, along with other extreme governors including Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, in praise of Speaker Paul Ryan's and President Trump's repeal of Obamacare. Their legislation, titled the "American Health Care Act" stands to lose 24 million Americans – including 479,000 Missourians – their health insurance.

How Missouri Republicans Have Celebrated Black History Month

A lot of our political outrage has been, rightfully, directed towards Washington, D.C. as of late, but these past few days Jefferson City, dare we say, takes the cake?

In an outrageous turn of events, Monday night Rep. Bill Lant (R-Pineville) cut off the mic of Missouri NAACP President Rod Chapel at a public hearing on discrimination protections. As Rep. Gina Mitten (D-St. Louis) said, “Jim Crow is alive and well in Missouri.”

New Study Reveals Economic Impact in Missouri of ACA Repeal

In January George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health released The Economic and Employment Consequences of Repealing Federal Health Reform: A 50 State Analysis, which breaks down the cost state by state of repealing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

That Country Club Tax Break We Were All Waiting For

​Rep. Lyndall Fraker really likes Country Clubs. He likes to hold public hearings at them, and he also likes to give them tax breaks.

Rep. Lyndall Fraker, R-Marshfield, wants to offer a sales tax exemption on initiation fees or dues on private country clubs.

“It’s just really hitting some of these clubs really hard,” Fraker said.

ALEC Model Legislation Debated While ALEC Reception Held One Block Away

It would be a real shame if Senator Ed Emery and every other Missouri legislator in the pocket of out-of-state corporations couldn't make it to their ALEC Membership Reception tonight.

"Right to Work" Fast Tracked Through House

Today the Missouri House passed HB 91, a so-called “Right to Work” bill, written by ALEC championed by millionaires and billionaires at the expense of Missouri workers. We will continue to fight the types of legislation, like “Right to Work” that hurt working Missourians.

How Not to be an Ally: the Caleb Rowden Story

Recently, State Senator Ed Emery (R-Lamar) appeared as keynote speaker for a Boone Co. Republican event full of supporters and other elected leaders including Representatives Caleb Rowden and Chuck Basye. In addition to stumping for local candidates, Emery made time to share his bigoted views about Missouri's LGBT community -- going so far as to compare homosexuality to mental illness(!).

"We Will Continue to Get in the Way"

 

Executive Director of Missouri Faith Voices, Dr. Cassandra Gould, "We will continue to get in the way. Get in the way of politics over people."

UPDATE: Cole County Courthouse Flag Lowered Following Public Outrage

From the Jefferson City News Tribune:

City, state and federal offices around Jefferson City lowered flags to half-staff after President Barack Obama put out a proclamation Sunday following the killing of 50 people in a mass shooting in Orlando.

Cole County, meanwhile, has opted against lowering its flags.

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