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Monday 06/27/2016
Gov. Nixon Vetoes Gun Bill
Posted: June 27, 2016

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon today vetoed Senate Bill 656, which would have eliminated the current requirements that individuals must obtain training, education, a background check and a permit in order to carry a concealed firearm in Missouri.

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Wednesday 06/22/2016
Baker Says Brinker Ineligible to Run
Updated: June 24, 2016 - 6:50 am

In what was expected to be a contentious race for First District commissioner of Franklin County, the first shot has been fired by challenger Tim Baker, R-Robertsville, accusing incumbent Tim Brinker, R-Washington, of having unpaid taxes at the time of filing for re-election, thus making him ineligible to run.

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Thursday 06/09/2016
Lifetime Conceal Carry Included In New Gun Bill — Originally Proposed By State Sen. Schatz
Posted: June 09, 2016

A bill originally proposed by State Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, that would allow Missourians to renew their concealed firearm permits for life has now been overshadowed by a more controversial bill that Gov. Jay Nixon may not sign.

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Saturday 06/04/2016
Legislature Approves Cost-Share Funding
Updated: June 15, 2016 - 9:49 pm

Missouri lawmakers took one step forward and two steps back on statewide transportation funding during the latest legislative session.

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Friday 05/27/2016
Dixon Resigns as Osage County Sheriff
Updated: May 31, 2016 - 6:40 am

The Associated Press reported Friday that Michael Dixon, the embattled sheriff of Osage County, has resigned.

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Wednesday 05/18/2016
The Electoral College
Updated: May 18, 2016 - 10:57 am

As I look upon the 2016 election for president and vice president, I realize how little the American public knows about the process of electing our nation’s chief executives.

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Saturday 05/14/2016
Sen. Blunt’s Flag Act On President’s Desk
Posted: May 14, 2016

A bill originally proposed by U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt providing flags flown over the Capitol to the families of fallen first responders passed the House on Tuesday and now awaits President Obama’s signature.

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State Sen. Schatz Proposes Limit on Lobbyist Spendingn Supports Transparency in Reporting Gifts
Posted: May 14, 2016

Sate Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, has proposed a $40 limit on what lobbyists can pay per day for lawmakers’ meals.

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Thursday 05/12/2016
Local Lawmakers Had Productive Session
Posted: May 12, 2016

With the 2016 second legislative session wrapping up, lawmakers across the state are reviewing their failures and success of bills and legislation they proposed.

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Saturday 05/07/2016
Legislature Adopts Voter ID Measure
Posted: May 07, 2016

A bill originally sponsored by State Rep. Justin Alferman, R-Hermann, has cleared two hurdles in the General Assembly and is now headed to Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk.

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Sunday 05/01/2016
Religious Freedom Bill Dies in Committee 6-6
Posted: May 01, 2016

After weeks of media attention and emotional debate, SJR 39, otherwise known as the Missouri religious freedom bill, is dead after the House Emerging Issues Committee vote ended in a tie, preventing the bill from moving on.

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Nixon Gives No Hints to Life After Governor
Posted: May 01, 2016

Gov. Jay Nixon said he won’t distance himself from the state once his second term ends in January.

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Sunday 04/24/2016
“Doggie Discrimination” Debate Moves to Senate — Opens Restrictions on Breeds
Posted: April 24, 2016

A bill currently being considered in the Missouri Senate would prohibit individual municipalities from banning specific dog breeds.

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Thursday 04/07/2016
Voters May Get to Decide Fate of Fuel Tax Increase
Posted: April 07, 2016

A proposed hike in the Missouri fuel tax may end up on the November ballot, but it still has a long way to go through the Senate and House.

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Sunday 04/03/2016
Senator Favors Charter Schools, Opposes Tuition Vouchers
Posted: April 03, 2016

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill told The Missourian this week that while she favors the choice charter schools provide, she does not favor tuition vouchers for students.

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