100th General Assembly

Local lawmakers honor test success by Mehlville School District, Gaines

Pictured above: Rep. Michael O’Donnell, Rep. Jim Murphy and Rep. David Gregory present Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines with a Missouri House resolution praising Mehlville’s APR of 99.6. The Mehlville School District is receiving high praise from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. DESE awarded the Mehlville School District an APR score of 99.6

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Missouri House passes the ‘strongest pro-life bill’ in United States

By Blythe Nebeker and Abigail Shaw  Columbia Missourian The “strongest pro-life bill” in the country, as many Republicans are calling it, received final approval from the Missouri House last week after hours of emotional and personal testimony from lawmakers. Democrats and Republicans told stories about miscarriages, sexual assault and their experiences with the births of

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Preventing abusive teachers from getting new jobs is goal of proposed law

Pictured above: Legislative candidate Mary Elizabeth Coleman during her 2018 campaign. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Christina Mascarenas Columbia Missourian JEFFERSON CITY — School districts and charter schools would be required under proposed legislation to disclose information on former employees’ abusive behavior toward students to any school that contacts them regarding an employee. Rep. Rocky

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Legislation adding money to foundation formula takes it away from south county

Pictured above: Mehlville’s John Cary Early Childhood students Emma Kitchell and Yaneli Juarez-Carrillo check out their playground the first week at school in August 2018. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Legislation that would add money to Missouri’s foundation formula for public schools is being considered by the Legislature, but even with extra money spent

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Legislators exempt themselves from Sunshine Law

Pictured above: Rep. David Gregory addresses the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in July 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  The first official vote of the 100th General Assembly was for legislators to nullify part of a new Missouri Constitutional amendment passed by voters in November, Clean Missouri. Legislators govern the

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