Category: Legislation

We are watching these bills in the Missouri Legislature

Clicking on the bill number will display the text HB 1314 – Narrows the grounds for discrimination claims, making it harder to prove. Read second time (1/4) HB 1434 – Changes all marriages to “contracts of domestic union”.  This bill

Why Do We Care About Amendment 3?

Amendment 3 purports to fund early childhood education and health programs with proceeds from an increase in the state tax on cigarettes (Missouri’s is lowest in the country). Opposition to Amendment 3 is widespread, including both gubernatorial candidates, a bipartisan

SJR 39 Dies in Committee

The proposed law that would have enshrined religious discrimination in our state constitution died, mercifully, in the Missouri House committee that was considering it. It had been passed by the Republican majority in the Senate, after receiving no Democratic Party support

Tony Messenger’s Column about SJR 39

Under the headline “Constitutional Balancing Act Topples Under SJR 39”, Tony Messenger’s column for Sunday, April 24, 2016, describes a report by law professors from Washington University, St. Louis University, UMKC and UMC on the constitutionality of this controversial measure.  We

Senator Jill Schupp spoke at our Annual Meeting April 14

Our Annual meeting was held April 14 at the Center of Clayton. The featured speaker, Missouri Senator Jill Schupp drew a good crowd of about 40. Senator Schupp has been in the news recently because of her actions relative to SJR

Look Who’s On Our Side

An Op-Ed against SJR 39, “SJR 39 will hurt Missourians and Missouri companies” appeared in the April 12 edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  It was signed by the top executives of Monsanto, MasterCard, KC Southern, Civic Progress, Washington University,

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