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Missouri Legislature

False Hopes

Kate Casas | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
Kate Casas

Real choice for kids in failed schools would look like the choices middle- and upper-income parents in Missouri, and across America, make every day.

Rest Easy, Missourians

Melissa Hapke | Posted 07.10.2013 | Chicago
Melissa Hapke

The Missouri legislature passed three sweeping bills late Wednesday that will help create jobs for the state. Wait, what? They didn't actually do that?

John Celock

Extreme Consequences From GOP Lawmakers' Late Night | John Celock | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Missouri Legislature passed the nation's most extreme gun protection bill, along with bans on Islamic law and the United Nat...

John Celock

Gun Battle Reignites Border War | John Celock | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Missouri House of Representatives advanced two more pro-gun measures this week in an effort to compete with neighboring Kans...

John Celock

Dem: Zero Voter Impersonation Cases | John Celock | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander (D) released a report Thursday indicating problems with the strict voter identification requirements containe...

John Celock

Lawmakers Advance Ban On Gun Control | John Celock | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

A Missouri legislative committee Tuesday passed two bills that would ban the enforcement of any new federal gun control laws in the state. The Rep...

John Celock

State Bill Would Make It A Felony For Lawmakers To Propose Gun Control Legislation | John Celock | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

A Republican state legislator in Missouri has proposed legislation that would make it a felony for lawmakers to introduce legislation to restrict Seco...

An Open Letter to Wendy Kopp

Kate Casas | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact
Kate Casas

The work you have done to ensure that the network of brilliant people dedicated to improving outcomes for kids is deep and broad is an invaluable asset.

John Celock

GOP Leader Touts Orly Taitz Connection | John Celock | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

Although he has downplayed his involvement in the past, the Republican speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives appears to defend his connecti...

John Celock

Lawmakers: Agenda 21 Details Will 'Make Your Hair Fall Out' | John Celock | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

A Missouri House committee was warned during a discussion about banning a United Nations sustainability treaty that it would make their "hair fall ou...

Governor: 'Serious Concerns' About State Legislation To Arm Teachers

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics

Citing "serious concerns" about safety, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) has come out against proposed legislation that would let teachers in his state...

Rural and Urban Education Needs Not That Different After All

Kate Casas | Posted 02.19.2013 | Education
Kate Casas

Visiting these districts awakened me to the fact that adults need to reimagine how education is delivered to at-risk children in rural Missouri just as they need to do in suburban and urban Missouri.

GOP Lawmaker's Shocking Gun Raffle

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

A Republican state legislator in Missouri is holding a campaign fundraiser where he will raffle off one of the same types of weapons used in the Auror...

John Celock

GOP Leader Denies Comparing Women To Farm Animals | John Celock | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Missouri House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill Wednesday afternoon that would allow the denial of certain ...

John Celock

GOP Lawmakers Pass Birther Bill | John Celock | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

On a voice vote, the Republican-controlled Missouri House of Representatives gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a bill requiring presidential and ...

Public School Teachers: Are We an Endangered Species?

Randy Turner | Posted 07.13.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

Why are people who claim they are representing the best interests of our children doing so much to damage those who provide the foundation for this country?