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Leara chairing Missouri’s Gaming Commission

Leara chairing Missouri’s Gaming Commission

August 27, 2019

Gov. Mike Parson announced last week that former Rep. Mike Leara, of Concord, was appointed to and named chair of the Missouri Gaming Commission. Leara, a Republican who represented South County as a state legislator for eight years in the 96th District seat now held by Rep. David Gregory, R-Sunset Hills...

New carjacking law proposed by Gregory seeks to make it easier to prosecute

Rep. David Gregory addresses the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in July 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

March 6, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Local and state officials hope to crack down on carjacking by making it a separate crime under Missouri statute, an initiative announced just as a brazen series of carjackings hit the south county area. Attorney General Eric Schmitt held a ...

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...

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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