Missouri Senate

Deb Lavender challenges Koenig in 2020 race for Senate seat representing Sunset Hills

Pictured above, from left: Rep. Deb Lavender, D-Kirkwood, addresses the Tesson Ferry Democrat Organization at its September 2019 meeting. Photo by Erin Achenbach. Right: Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, speaks at the Tesson Ferry Republican Club last summer. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A current state legislator and physical therapist

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Beck, Unsicker hold joint town hall to review 2019’s legislative session

Pictured above: Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, left, and Rep. Sarah Unsicker, D-Shrewsbury, right, discuss the highs and the lows of the 2019 legislative session during a town hall meeting at the Affton Elks Lodge. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com State representatives Doug Beck, D-Affton, and Sarah Unsicker, D-Shrewsbury, held a joint

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South county legislators’ views on education span all sides of spectrum

Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, presents a legislative commendation to retiring Lindbergh Superintendent Jim Simpson in June. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com One of the topics that Missouri legislators focused on in this week’s special session is education. Gov. Mike Parson called legislators back to expand access to STEM education, or education that focuses more

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Senate cuts prescription drug monitoring program in budget proposal

By Tyler Wornell Columbia Missourian JEFFERSON CITY — If Missouri lawmakers want a statewide drug monitoring program, they’ll need to fight for it in a legislative conference committee. The Senate Appropriations Committee last week cut funding for a prescription drug monitoring program that Gov. Eric Greitens created in an executive order in summer 2017. The

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