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Missouri AG Announces Legal Challenge to St. Louis Mask Mandate
In The States
Missouri AG Announces Legal Challenge to St. Louis Mask Mandate
2021-07-26 20:30:17
by Reece Nations

ST. LOUIS — City and county leaders in St. Louis announced Friday they are reinstituting mask mandates for vaccinated and unvaccinated citizens alike, a decision already set to be challenged in court by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt. The mandate... Read More

As New York Salutes Health Workers, Missouri Fights a Surge
Health
As New York Salutes Health Workers, Missouri Fights a Surge

New York held a ticker-tape parade Wednesday for the health care workers and others who helped the city pull through the darkest days of COVID-19, while authorities in Missouri struggled to beat back a surge blamed on the fast-spreading delta... Read More

Missouri to End All Federal Pandemic-Related Unemployment Benefits
Employment
Missouri to End All Federal Pandemic-Related Unemployment Benefits
2021-05-11 19:27:04
by TWN Staff

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced Tuesday he is ending participation in all federal pandemic-related unemployment insurance programs to address workforce shortages across the state. Parson, a Republican, said they will end at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, June 12. "From conversations... Read More

MO Governor: Mike Parson (R)
State News
MO Governor: Mike Parson (R)
2020-11-06 18:17:22
by TWN Staff

About Parson:  Hard work and a commitment to helping others have been the driving force for Gov. Michael L. Parson’s public service. Sworn in as Missouri’s 57th Governor on June 1, 2018, Parson pledged to move Missouri forward with common... Read More

M0-01: Cori Bush (D)
House Watch
M0-01: Cori Bush (D)
2020-11-01 11:44:03
by TWN Staff

About Bush: Cori Bush, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, is the Democratic nominee for Missouri's 1st Congressional District. On Aug. 4, 2020, she defeated 10-term incumbent Lacy Clay in the 2020 U.S. House of Representatives primary election,... Read More

MO-02: Jill Schupp (D)
House Watch
MO-02: Jill Schupp (D)
2020-10-30 22:59:31
by TWN Staff

About Schupp: Schupp grew up in University City. A former Marine, her father worked six days a week at a junkyard he started at age 19 with his father in East St. Louis, before becoming a car salesman at Weber... Read More

MO-02: Ann Wagner (R)
House Watch
MO-02: Ann Wagner (R)
2020-10-30 22:58:00
by TWN Staff

About Wagner: Ann Wagner has over 25 years of experience in the private sector, local grassroots organizations and public service. She grew up in south St. Louis County. She went to elementary school there, high school at Cor Jesu Academy... Read More

Group Linked to National Democrats Will Spend Millions as Missouri Governor Race Heats Up
2020 Elections
Group Linked to National Democrats Will Spend Millions as Missouri Governor Race Heats Up

WASHINGTON — National Democrats will spend more than $5 million over the next five weeks on TV ads in Missouri to boost Democrat Nicole Galloway’s campaign against Republican Gov. Mike Parson. A Stronger Missouri, an independent expenditure group linked to... Read More

Class Actions Against China Grow Despite Foreign Policy Obstacles
Litigation
Class Actions Against China Grow Despite Foreign Policy Obstacles
2020-04-23 20:42:44
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Law firms and their clients who are joining the growing list of plaintiffs against the Chinese government over the coronavirus outbreak are running up against a foreign policy that could rule out any successful lawsuits. About a half-dozen... Read More

Small Farmers Worry Government Won’t Bail Them Out of Pandemic Woes
Agriculture
Small Farmers Worry Government Won’t Bail Them Out of Pandemic Woes
2020-04-14 21:07:19
by Gaspard Le Dem

When the coronavirus started shutting down livestock markets, Darvin Bentlage knew his farm would take a hit. Springtime cattle sales usually bring in about a third of his ranching income, and cattle prices were already at a low, he said. ... Read More

Missouri Ethics Commission Fines Ex-Governor $178,000 for Campaign Finance Violations
State News
Missouri Ethics Commission Fines Ex-Governor $178,000 for Campaign Finance Violations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — State ethics regulators have fined the campaign of former Gov. Eric Greitens $178,000 over campaign finance violations dating to his upstart, outsider bid to become Missouri’s chief executive. The Missouri Ethics Commission released its long-awaited probe... Read More

City Moves Toward Ban on Conversion Therapy for LGBTQ Youth
State News
City Moves Toward Ban on Conversion Therapy for LGBTQ Youth

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Kansas City took a step Wednesday toward becoming the second city in Missouri to ban conversion therapy for minors following more than an hour of emotional testimony from a packed room of LGBTQ residents and advocates. Conversion therapy,... Read More

Federal Judge Blocks Missouri's 8-Week Abortion Ban
Law
Federal Judge Blocks Missouri's 8-Week Abortion Ban
2019-08-27 20:52:11
by Dan McCue

A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked a Missouri law banning abortions after eight weeks, one of the most restrictive proposals nationwide. The law, which included no exceptions for rape and incest, was signed by Republican Gov. Mike Parson in... Read More

Circuit Judge Blocks Missouri from Suspending License of State's Only Abortion Clinic
In The News
Circuit Judge Blocks Missouri from Suspending License of State's Only Abortion Clinic
2019-05-31 19:35:22
by Dan McCue

A circuit court judge in St. Louis on Friday stepped in to block Missouri officials from taking away the license of the state's only abortion clinic. The decision by St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Michael Stelzer to issue a temporary... Read More

Roberts Holds Key to Whether Recent Anti-Abortion Laws Lead to Roe Review
Supreme Court
Roberts Holds Key to Whether Recent Anti-Abortion Laws Lead to Roe Review
2019-05-17 21:18:52
by Dan McCue

For several weeks, a growing number of states in the Midwest and South have passed laws sharply limiting women's access to abortions in a heavy-handed bid to force the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider its 1973 ruling in Roe v.... Read More

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