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Crime, Clean Missouri, flooding among South County legislators’ priorities for session

The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City.

February 18, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A little over a month into the 2020 Missouri General Assembly, lawmakers are hard at work in Jefferson City trying to pass their sponsored legislation. South County legislators filed bills this year related to issues such as flooding, prope...

‘Time for him to be set free’: State House bill could reform criminal sentencing for minors

'Time for him to be set free': State House bill could reform criminal sentencing for minors

February 2, 2020

By Skylar Webb Missouri News Network JEFFERSON CITY — Bobby Bostic wasn’t supposed to see freedom after his prison conviction at age 16 — his sentence was for more than two centuries. But House Bill 2201 could change this. Rep. Nick Schroer, R-O’Fallon, is working with the judge who con...

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

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.

September 10, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com State representatives Doug Beck, D-Affton, and Sarah Unsicker, D-Shrewsbury, held a joint town hall this summer to discuss the highs and lows of this year’s legislative session. Beck represents Affton and Concord Village in Jefferson...

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...

Governor signs bill naming Lindbergh ‘Rep. Cloria Brown Memorial Highway’

Gov. Mike Parson, above, hosted the largest crowd in his office so far to see him sign a bill renaming Lindbergh for the late Rep. Cloria Brown.

April 10, 2019

Gov. Mike Parson signed a bill renaming a South County highway after the late Rep. Cloria Brown last month in a ceremony that brought together Brown’s family with dozens of her colleagues in the Missouri House and Senate. Parson held the signing ceremony in his office March 25. The legislation will desi...

South County senator wants to end some public newspaper notices

South County senator wants to end some public newspaper notices

April 10, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  One of South County’s senators is sponsoring a bill that would eliminate newspaper publication of some mandated public notices because, he said, newspapers are an “archaic” form of communication.                            ...

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...

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