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What abortion restrictions mean for Missourians

When it comes to abortion restrictions, Missouri has the dubious distinction of being the front runner in making access to a legal medical procedure as difficult and expensive as possible.

Progress Missouri v. Missouri Senate

An up-to-date review of Progress Missouri's lawsuit against the Missouri Senate.

Report: Restricting access to care does not reduce abortions

The AP released a survey last week that found rates of abortion have declined across the US, in states without and with newer restrictions on access to abortion services.

New Report: Evidence shows restricting women's access to care does not reduce abortions

The AP released a survey last week that found rates of abortion have declined across the US, in states without and with newer restrictions on access to abortion services.

Report: Governor's office says 99.6% of messages received about ALEC's so-called 'right to work' bills are in opposition

Working Missourians have been contacting Governor Nixon since January with concerns about so-called 'right to work' legislation, and the overwhelming majority of them are adamantly against it.

The governor’s staff reported Monday that their office received 94 emails and 747 phone calls last week about right to work. All but one phone call were in opposition to the bill.

 

Report: Governor's office says 99.6% of messages received about ALEC's so-called 'right to work' bills are in opposition

Working Missourians have been contacting Governor Nixon since January with concerns about so-called 'right to work' legislation, and the overwhelming majority of them are adamantly against it.

Shout-out to two Missouri Mayors working to improve the lives of their constituents

Francis Slay and Sly James, Mayors of St. Louis and Kansas City repectively, are fighting for the working Missouri families they represent.

Mary Ellen Ponder, Slay’s chief of staff said, “Mayor Slay is committed to raising the issue with the Board of Aldermen this summer. He believes, and he thinks most residents agree, that a higher minimum wage would be a good thing.”

What we've been up to

The Progress Missouri team worked hard this session to hold politicians accountable, call out extremism, and amplify Missouri heroes’ commitment to improving our state. Here’s a sampling of extremism we’ve exposed and work we’ve accomplished so far this year.

Home care workers call on Gov Nixon to honor pay raise contract

Yesterday the voices of Missouri home health care workers filled the halls of the Capitol. Dozens of workers and consumers of home care in Missouri gathered to call on Governor Nixon to implement an already agreed upon pay raise.

We need a better legislature

What did we learn from the 2015 legislative session?

It's never been more clear that the politicians running our legislature have lost connection with their constituents -- and reality. Let's break down a few ways we've observed this:

Politics trumped people... again

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