On December 1, Rep. Kendrick prefiled HB 1276 to restore the MORx Program to help pay prescription drug costs for over 64,000 Missouri seniors in the Medicare doughnut hole (those whose income falls within 85-185% of the federal poverty level). Last year, the General Assembly eliminated this critical program for many of our most vulnerable low-income […]View
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GREITENS-CONTROLLED BOARD OUSTS EDUCATION OFFICIAL On the second try and after yet another change to its membership to secure the necessary majority, the Missouri State Board of Education on Dec.1 voted 5-3 to fire Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven. Republican Gov. Eric Greitens had been manipulating the board’s makeup for months […]View
ASHCROFT CLEARS RIGHT TO WORK FOR STATEWIDE VOTE Secretary of State John Ashcroft on Nov. 22 certified that a referendum petition on the so-called right-to-work law that was slated to take effect earlier this year has sufficient signatures to go before voters. The measure automatically will appear on the Nov. 7 general election ballot, although […]View
On December 1, Rep. Kip Kendrick will again file three bills as part of his “Higher Ed – Lower Debt” plan. The trio of bills is aimed at reducing the growing burden of debt held by Missouri’s students––debt largely due to the rising portion of educational costs borne by students in the face of declining funding from the state. Read […]View
STATE SCHOOL BOARD BLOCKS OUSTER OF EDUCATION CHIEF The State Board of Education on Nov. 21 split 4-4 on a motion to fire popular and respected K-12 education Commissioner Margie Vandeven, handing Gov. Eric Greitens another defeat in his months-long effort to remake the state school board with the goal of installing his own choice […]View
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