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Sex Ed Policy Advances for First Time in More Than a Decade

Governor Nixon signed the first bill advancing sexual health education in over a decade for Missouri. The bill, HB 501, was sponsored by Rep. Genise Montecillo (D-St. Louis) and requires information about internet safety and the dangers of sexting to be added to sex education law.

Dent County Drops Offensive Flag Plans

The Dent County Commission, Darrell Skiles, Gary Larson and Dennis Purcell, unanimously voted to observe a year of mourning in light of the SCOTUS marriage equality ruling.

Burlison Flip-Flops on How RTW Impacts Wages

Rep. Eric Burlison says people in 'right to work' states have more money, yet even he's admitted wages go down.

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.

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.

 

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.”

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