Tag: Missouri

RELEASE: Missouri Kids to ‘Kick Butts’ on March 21

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Kids in Missouri will unite against tobacco use on March 21 as they join thousands of young people nationwide to mark Kick Butts Day. More than 1,000 events are planned across the United States for this annual day of youth activism, sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. (See below for a list of local events.) On Kick Butts Day, kids encourage their peers to be tobacco-free, reject tobacco companies’ devious marketing and urge elected officials to […]

Full repeal of prevailing wage passes House with narrow margin

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. — With just seven votes to spare, legislation that would repeal Missouri’s prevailing wage laws was given approval by the House. The bill, a House Committee Substitute for HBs 1729, 1621, 1436, would eliminate the requirement that contractors and subcontractors on public projects pay employees the prevailing wage where the project is being completed. Rep. Jeff Justus’ legislation would instead require workers to be paid the state or federal minimum wage, whichever […]

Clean Missouri opponents cite concerns of gerrymandering and appointment process, supporters point to the language as the answer

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Could the proposed Clean Missouri ballot initiative hurt the political power of minority groups like African Americans or rural voters? The answer varies, simply depending on who you ask. The movement seeking to push ethics reform across the Show-Me State is moving forward, with signature gathering efforts underway, but some opponents are saying that some of the proposed ideas could shock potential supporters. Clean Missouri is seeking to bring changes to […]

RELEASE: Lieutenant Governor Parson Attended the Funeral of Clinton Police Officer Christopher Ryan Morton

(Clinton, MO) – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson attended the funeral of Clinton Police Officer Christopher Ryan Morton on March 12, 2018. Officer Morton, 30, lost his life in the line of duty on March 6, 2018. Lieutenant Governor Parson said, “I am deeply saddened by the death of Officer Morton. I served in law enforcement over 22 years and 12 of those years as Sheriff of Polk County. During that time, I put to rest one of […]

St. Peters getting an Amazon Fulfillment Center but it may not boost overall employment in the area

PHOTO: Amazon Fulfillment Center, Shakopee, Minnesota by Tony Webster Amazon announced on Wednesday that they’re planning for the first Missouri fulfillment center to be located in St. Peters but past studies have suggested that it may not directly result in more jobs in the area. According to the online retail giant, the new fulfillment center would create more than 1,500 full-time jobs with benefits and opportunities to engage with Amazon Robotics in a tech-driven workplace. […]

Cancerous label in California for common herbicide halted in Missouri-led lawsuit

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Agricultural groups, including several from Missouri, suing the state of California had a partial win in court this week as a U.S. District Court judge temporarily blocked labeling products with glyphosate as cancerous but declined to remove the herbicide from the state’s cancer list. The preliminary injunction issued by U.S District Court Judge William Shubb, Eastern District of California, leaves glyphosate on the state’s Proposition 65 list as a “chemical known to […]

Candidate for Senate District 14 hopes to add accountability to Jefferson City

A challenger for the Missouri Senate District 14 kicked off his campaign Friday at an event in University City. Brian Williams, a former staffer of U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay, filed earlier this week to run for the Senate seat with a campaign focused on education, accountability and attracting and retaining local talent to the district. During the kick off event, Williams told a story about a young man that he met and how it inspired […]

St. Louis student one of two Missourians selected for United States Senate Youth Program

The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) has selected a local student to represent the state of Missouri at the nation’s capital during the 56th annual USSYP Washington Week starting Saturday. The extremely competitive national merit-based program brings only 104 of the most outstanding high school students within the country. Two students are chosen from each state and travel to Washington, D.C. for an intensive week-long study of the federal government and the people who […]

RELEASE: State Releases February 2018 General Revenue Report

JEFFERSON CITY – State Budget Director Dan Haug announced today that 2018 fiscal year-to-date net general revenue collections increased 4.4 percent compared to 2017, from $5.71 billion last year to $5.97 billion this year. Net general revenue collections for February 2018 decreased 21.5 percent compared to those for February 2017, from $606.3 million last year to $475.7 million this year. GROSS COLLECTIONS BY TAX TYPE Individual income tax collections Increased 6.1 percent for the year, […]

Judge Roy Moore endorses Courtland Sykes for U.S Senate

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – One of Missouri’s conservative candidates for the 2018 U.S. Senate race has picked up an endorsement over the weekend from another former U.S. Senate candidate. On Friday, Republican Judge Roy Moore, the man who fell short in his 2017 special election bid to represent Alabama in the U.S. Senate, has now endorsed Courtland Sykes in his bid to win the Republican nomination in the Show-Me State. Courtland Sykes In a letter […]