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The Legislature is attempting to fix problems with Schaefer's Amendment 5... but it's not going too well

Last year, Sen. Kurt Schaefer (R-Columbia)'s poorly-drafted and misguided Amendment 5 put some of Missouri's most common-sense gun laws at risk. Unfortunately, the NRA-endorsed legislative "fixes" aren't much better.

Koch brothers send Americans for Prosperity CEO to MO to push national anti-worker agenda

Luke Hilgemann, CEO of the Koch-funded national organization Americans for Prosperity, is visiting Jefferson City lawmakers today.

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.

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