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New Polls: Americans More Concerned with Racial Inequality Than a Year Ago

New polls released this week show Americans are more concerned with racial inequalities than they were a year ago

A year after Ferguson, 6 in 10 Americans say changes are needed to assure black and white people equal rights.

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The 27 Missouri Republicans Who Voted Against ALEC's 'Right to Work' Nonsense

Rep. Nick King: "I was not always opposed to Right to Work. But, as I knocked on doors, and talked to the people I represent, I learned where their hearts are and where their minds are."

Jeff City's Lobbyist Gift Takers, Ranked

The Missouri Ethics Commission released lobbyist gift data for June 2015 today. Here are you updated rankings of gift takers in the House and Senate, January 2015-June 2015. Rep. Tom Flanigan of Carthage tops all takers for the year. 

Rowden Changes Mind Again About Accepting Lobbyist Gifts

Rep. Caleb Rowden's stance on lobbyist gifts is as unclear as it's ever been. As a freshman lawmaker he led the way in gift taking, but as his 2014 re-election race approached, Rowden back-tracked, promising to be better and support a ban on gifts. Low and behold this year he's back to his old ways.

Bill Lant: Planned Parenthood worse than Nazis

In a recent newsletter, Rep. Bill Lant (R-Pineville) proclaimed the recently released Planned Parenthood videos worse than anything Nazis did.

He wrote:

"I grew up during the 50's and 60's when the Nazi trials were still being held and there was no testimony I heard that was more horrible than what I heard last week."

Jay Barnes: Planned Parenthood like Slave Owners

Rep. Jay Barnes (R-Jefferson City) wrote about Planned Parenthood recently, comparing the organization's leaders to slave holders.

Rex: Raising the Minimum Wage an "Injustice"

In an interview with KMOX, Rex Sinquefield said raising the minimum wage is an "injustice" on par with racist police practices.

Who is Funding ALEC's 2015 Junket?

As Jefferson City politicians head off to ALEC's 2015 Junket in San Diego, we can't help but wonder who is picking up the tab.

Sex Ed Policy Advances for First Time in More Than a Decade

Governor Nixon signed the first bill advancing sexual health education in over a decade for Missouri. The bill, HB 501, was sponsored by Rep. Genise Montecillo (D-St. Louis) and requires information about internet safety and the dangers of sexting to be added to sex education law.

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