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Posted Monday, November 30, 2015 - 15:18

Today, the Missouri House Budget and Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee held a joint hearing stunt to discuss the state's policies regarding refugees. Democrats released a plan that included an emphasis on public safety, while standing with people fleeing persecution.

Posted Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 16:24

Even the most joyful Thanksgiving dinners can descend into chaos under the strain of political arguments. Now take that joyful table, put it in Missouri, and you have a whole new ballgame. When it comes to political rancor, no one does it quite like the Show-Me State.

Posted Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 11:53

Rep. Mike Moon (R-Ash Grove) sent a letter to Speaker Todd Richardson (R-Poplar Bluff) sharing his fears about Syrian refugees, and calling on Gov. Nixon to put “a stop to the potential Islamization of Missouri,”… yes, you read that correctly.

Posted Monday, November 16, 2015 - 16:30

Politicizing the atrocities in Paris is sheer gamesmanship at best, fear-mongering at worst. And on top of that, the decision to accept or reject refugees is federal— state governments don't have the authority.

Posted Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 12:02

Posted Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 12:07

In light of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality, it can be easy to forget that there are still many areas in which LGBT individuals and couples are denied equal treatment. Sadly, in the past few weeks we learned of more real life stories of sanctioned-discrimination in Missouri.

Posted Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 13:43

Through ALEC, corporations hand Missouri legislators wish lists in the form of "model" legislation that often directly benefit their bottom line at the expense of Missouri families. Behind closed doors, corporations craft numerous ALEC model bills. Elected officials who are members of ALEC bring ALEC legislation back to Missouri, where they claim them as their own ideas and spin them as important public policy innovations without disclosing that corporations crafted and pre-voted on the bills at closed-door meetings with legislators who are part of ALEC.


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