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Posted Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 14:38

Public Policy Polling released new data today showing Jason Kander gaining ground on the increasingly unpopular Roy Blunt.

Roy Blunt is one of the least popular Senators in the country, with only 30% of voters approving of the job he's doing to 47% who disapprove. Blunt has become increasingly unpopular over the course of his first term in the Senate.

Posted Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 12:52

Senator and Attorney General hopeful, Kurt Schaefer (R-Columbia) is upset about Kansas City's decision to raise minimum wage. He has decided the only way to fix this wrong is for the Missouri Legislature to strike down Kansas City's 1% earnings tax, coincidentally a pet issue of multimillionaire Missouri political donor, Rex Sinquefield.

Posted Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 10:55

"Missouri’s GOP lawmakers have an uncomfortable habit of trying to squash local initiatives."

The Kansas City Star editorial board wrote a scathing take down of threats levied against the city by the Missouri Legislature to ban KC's earnings tax.

After a session of intern-related scandals and continued inaction on issues like highway funding, the Missouri General Assembly hardly seems qualified to micromanage the affairs of the state’s largest city.

Posted Monday, August 10, 2015 - 13:50

Ethics reform brought up at GOP caucus

At last week’s Missouri House Republican caucus in St. Louis, members convened to discuss the upcoming veto session and next year’s legislative agenda.

Of great priority, according to Rep. Bill Reiboldt, is ethics reform legislation.

Posted Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 15:47

Federal appeals court struck down voter ID law in Texas this week

A federal appeals panel ruled that Texas actively tried to undermine voting rights for some of its citizens, and that their voter ID law violated the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

Posted Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 11:02

New polls released this week show Americans are more concerned with racial inequalities than they were a year ago

A year after Ferguson, 6 in 10 Americans say changes are needed to assure black and white people equal rights.

Posted Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 10:04

Communications, Research and Graphic Design Interns work directly with the Progress Missouri team to develop and execute proactive communication campaigns to reach Missourians in print, television and online channels. 

Posted Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 17:44

Here's a full list of all the Republican Missouri legislators who voted against ALEC's so-called 'right to work' legislation (HB 116) last session. Attacks on Missouri workers are opposed by a large bipartisan coalition is the General Assembly.

Posted Monday, August 3, 2015 - 17:17

The Missouri Ethics Commission released lobbyist gift data for June 2015 today. Here are you updated rankings of gift takers in the House and Senate, January 2015-June 2015. Rep. Tom Flanigan of Carthage tops all takers for the year. 

Posted Monday, August 3, 2015 - 13:00

Rep. Caleb Rowden's stance on lobbyist gifts is as unclear as it's ever been. As a freshman lawmaker he led the way in gift taking, but as his 2014 re-election race approached, Rowden back-tracked, promising to be better and support a ban on gifts. Low and behold this year he's back to his old ways.

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