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Circuit breaker credit up for debate

The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City.

April 10, 2019

By Tom Coulter Columbia Missourian JEFFERSON CITY — Low-income seniors who pay rent in Missouri could soon be disqualified from receiving a property tax credit if a bill up for perfection this week is approved. Senate Bill 208 would limit the Senior Citizens Property Tax Credit to Missouri home...

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

The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City.

March 6, 2019

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 s...

Legislator faces lawsuit for blocking member of public on Twitter

The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City.

February 15, 2019

By Yue Yu Columbia Missourian A judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought against state Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch for blocking someone on Twitter. The representative now faces a trial March 29 in Kansas City, according to a news release. Columbia lawyer Mike Campbell, who filed the lawsuit,...

Sunshine Law change is a ‘crisis to access’

The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City.

February 13, 2019

By Ian Nickens, Gaelle Fournier and Kelsey Wu of the Columbia Missourian and Erin Achenbach of the Call Missouri House members approved changes in the state Sunshine Law last week that would make communications between public officials at all levels of government and their constituents largely immune...

Koenig bill one of two proposing new online state sales tax, income tax cuts

Sen. Andrew Koenig speaks at the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in summer 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

February 6, 2019

Sen. Andrew Koenig speaks at the Tesson Ferry Republican Club last summer. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Kathryn Palmer Columbia Missourian JEFFERSON CITY — A proposed sales tax for out-of-state online purchases could lead to more income tax breaks for Missourians. That’s the crux of a pair of Senate bills h...

Minimum wage would ‘raise up’ to $12 an hour if voters approve hike

Photo by Erin Achenbach

October 18, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com with Stephanie Sandoval, Columbia Missourian At the end of an expensive and contentious Democratic primary contest, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger said in his Aug. 7 victory speech that with their battles against each other behi...

Clean Missouri amendment calls for open records, lobbying limits, new districts

Clean Missouri amendment calls for open records, lobbying limits, new districts

September 5, 2018

By BRENDAN CROWLEY and ANNIKA MERRILEES Columbia Missourian Volunteers and organizers from Clean Missouri stacked boxes filled with signatures at the Missouri secretary of state’s office last spring to place a constitutional amendment on the Nov. 6 ballot they say will clean up Missouri politics....

Greitens resigns, Parson takes oath as Missouri’s 57th governor

Gov. Eric Greitens, left, talks to south county resident and former Rep. Earlene Judd in St. Louis County the day before he was inaugurated earlier this year. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

June 7, 2018

Here's a recap of the events of last week in Jefferson City. See this article for more information on new Gov. Mike Parson. By Katherine Palmer Columbia Missourian Gov. Eric Greitens’ once-meteoric political rise crashed last week as he resigned from office after months of pressure in a deal in ex...

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