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New Report: Clean energy industry in Missouri set to grow at least 7%

A new report on Missouri's clean energy industry, which employs nearly 40,000 Missourians at more than 4,400 establishments, shows the industry is poised to grow an impressive 7% in 2015 and could grow even more with the right public policy.

Sean Soendker Nicholson talks Medicaid expansion on the Allman Report

Sean Soendker Nicholson, Executive Director of Progress Missouri, and Tim Jones, former ALEC Co-Chair and former House Speaker, talk Medicaid Expansion with Jamie Allman.

Guess who's coming to MO? Hint: It's Mike Pence

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, famous for recently signing a controversial anti-LGBT license to discriminate bill into law, is headlining Camden County Lincoln Days Saturday, April 11th.

MoLeg plan to restrict food assistance: That state is cray

In a segment called "That state is cray," Comedy Central's Larry Wilmore calls out Kansas and Missouri for nonsensical, illconcieved welfare reform measures.

Eric Burlison: Conceal carry permits = poll taxes

While presenting a bill, Burlison compared the requirments of a concealed weapons permit to poll taxes.

Ferguson bills stalled in Missouri legislature

Press conference led by Rep. Brandon Ellington 3/11/15

It's halfway through the 2015 legislative session and some of the most important issues our state needs to address—racially biased policing, municpal court reform, police use of deadly force—are being largely ignored.

From the Missourian:

Ferguson Follow-Up:

Champions Working to Ensure Affordable Healthcare for All Missourians

As Missourians take part in actions across the state this week, it is important to note there are passionate champions of Medicaid expansion at work in the Legislature.

KMOX: MO Senate will be taken to court over Sunshine Law violations

Progress Missouri Executive Director, Sean Nicholson was on The Mark Reardon Show Friday, March 20th to discuss with Jane Deuker how some senators think they're above the law. Missouri's Sunshine Law permits the recording of public meetings, so when senators deny permission to record committee hearings they are in fact violating the law.

Kurt Schaefer's ill-concieved Amendment 5 is already going terribly wrong

Kurt Schaefer's reckless and unwarranted Amendment 5 has just this week been used to overrule laws banning felons from owning guns.

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