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Missouri's state employees will start seeing raises of 5.5% and K-12 schools will receive an influx of federal funding after both the House and Senate passed a $4.5 billion midyear spending bill and sent it to Gov. Mike Parson. Within hours, Parson signed the bill into law. "This bill not only...
In light of the unfolding Russian invasion in Ukraine, Missouri lawmakers took to Twitter and other platforms to call for harsh sanctions against Russia. In a tweet sent Thursday, Gov. Mike Parson sympathized with the people of Ukraine and rebuked Russia's threat to democracy. "The free world...
Anyone from the school janitor to the lunch monitor could become a school protection officer under a proposed Missouri House bill. A law passed in 2018 allows for teachers or administrators to become designated school protection officers and carry a concealed firearm in schools. In order to be...
Earlier this month, Senator Karla Eslinger (Wasola) and Representative Curtis Trent (Springfield) filed legislation to allow family members and employees who work at a business to use reasonable force in self-defense under Missouri's Castle Doctrine. The joint proposal comes as a response to "...
As I sit here, watching our nation being destroyed by what looks to be our president, vice president, congress, senate, political appointees, senior military generals, admirals, our FBI, DOJ, CDC, NIH, and judges, one thing strikes me as something they all have in common. They are, for the most...
Fascism was useful for setting up Trump as a boogy-man. In effect, anything Trump is bad, and anything not Trump good. Biden started his anti-Trump agenda by sabotaging America's energy independence by shutting down pipelines, and a lot of drilling. Who did this benefit? Russia made East Europe...
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This past week, the first bill to cross the legislative finish line during the 2022 session reached the governor's desk. House Bill 3014 authorizes supplemental appropriations to the current fiscal year budget. Unlike the relatively modest supplemental budgets of past years, HB 3014 contains...
If someone had told me a week ago that I would be in Jefferson City listening to Senate floor debate on a Saturday morning, I wouldn't have believed it. And yet, there I was this past weekend, the first time the Senate has met on a Saturday in the past 25 years. Normally, the Senate adjourns on...
The last couple of weeks at the Missouri Capitol have been very busy in the House. Instead of going into depth in this report on any one thing, I'll try to give you a recap of several bills and issues that I've been working on and support. I'd appreciate your thoughts on each. GREATER PROTECTIONS...
by Wicker Perlis Missouri News Network   A new Missouri law that has stopped some state and local law enforcement from working with federal officials on certain gun crimes was challenged before the Missouri Supreme Court on Monday. The city of St. Louis, and St. Louis and Jackson counties...

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