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“Today the house failed to get the 82 votes required for final passage of the controversial ‘Right-to-Work’ legislation. The bill was perfected today in the House by a vote of 78-68, lacking a majority of the full house and marking a blow for Right-to-Work proponents.”

FOX2: “Right to Work” fails to pass Missouri House

Missouri Times: Right-to-Work fails to get 82 votes in house

PoliticMO: With opposition from 19 Republicans, ‘right-to-work’ bill’s future uncertain

Missourian: Missouri House endorses 'right to work' bill, lacks votes to reach Senate

PoliticMO: Burlison seeks outside help in lead-up to ‘right-to-work’ vote

Missourinet: How they voted: ‘Right to Work’

Missourinet: ‘Right to work’ backers, opponents both see win in House vote

“Democratic state Rep. Ellinger, who never lost the zeal that thrust him into activism, died at his home in University [City] today, April 9, of a rare and aggressive form of liver cancer. A longtime resident of University City, he was 72.”

KWMU: Rep. Rory Ellinger: Civil rights activist and attorney fought for ‘the vulnerable and powerless'

AP: Missouri Rep. Rory Ellinger dies at age 72

KBIA: Missouri Rep. Rory Ellinger dies at age 72

RFT: Representative Rory Ellinger of University City Dead at 72

 

Voters approved a proposal to allow Nixa Public Schools to issue $9.5 million in capital improvement projects by a vote of 3,006 for “yes” to 1,368 for “no.” The bond proposal gained 68.72 percent of the popular vote, well more than the 57 percent supermajority required for passage…. “I feel real good about our campaign, but I don’t feel good about what the St. Louis group has done to us,” [Superintendent Stephen] Kleinsmith said. “I do believe our community is smart enough to see through that.”

News-Leader: Nixa schools $9.5 million bond proposal passes

CCHeadliner: Fighting Back: Nixa residents respond to mailers by easily passing school bond issue.

KOLR10: Voters Pass Texas County 911 Sales Tax, Nixa Bond and More

News-Leader: Sinquefield flier an outrage

Christian County Headliner: Nixa school officials respond to additional misleading fliers

“In a public hearing about a bill in Missouri that would force women to wait three days before being allowed to proceed with an abortion, [Chuck Gatchensburger] suggested that decisions about ending a pregnancy need to be considered for the same amount of time as decisions about purchasing a car or remodeling a home. After his female colleagues expressed dismay, he later apologized for that analogy.”

ThinkProgress: Missouri Lawmaker Compares Choosing An Abortion To Buying A Car, Installing Carpeting

TPM: Missouri GOPer Compares Abortion To Buying A Car, Picking Carpeting

HuffingtonPost: GOP Lawmaker Compares Abortion To Buying A Car

MotherJones: WATCH: GOP Lawmaker Compares Getting Abortion to Buying a Car .

UPI: Mo. lawmaker compares getting abortion to buying carpeting

“The Republican-controlled Missouri House has passed a one-cent sales tax increase to fund transportation projects. The House voted 96-53 Wednesday to send the proposed constitutional amendment to the Senate. If passed there, Missouri voters would need to approve the tax at the November ballot.”

AP: Missouri House passes 1-cent sales tax increase

News Tribune: House backs penny sales tax for roads

 
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  1. “Today the house failed to get the 82 votes required for final passage of the controversial...
  2. “Democratic state Rep. Ellinger, who never lost the zeal that thrust him into activism, died...
  3. Voters approved a proposal to allow Nixa Public Schools to issue $9.5 million in capital...
  4. “In a public hearing about a bill in Missouri that would force women to wait three days...
  5. “The Republican-controlled Missouri House has passed a one-cent sales tax increase to fund...

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