Sunday, February 24, 2013
Countless publications have pointed at legislation filed by pro-gun-ownership state Rep. Mike Leara as an example of how polarized the debate is.
Republican Missouri state Rep. Mike Leara of Sunset Hills launched a wave of blog posts and news articles this week (including an earlier article on Patch) when he introduced legislation that, if passed, would criminalize the act of introducing anti-gun legislation. That's right: Proposing a law could get a member of the General Assembly thrown in the slammer. Of course, it won't pass. Even he says so, in a statement widely repeated around the Internet in which he calls the proposed law a "statement in defense of the Second Amendment rights of all Missourians." His proposal would make it a class D felony, punishable by up to four years in prison, to introduce legislation that restricts gun ownership. That has made a list by Politico of …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Find out what the new measures mean for driving by MoDOT vehicles, the No-Call List and childhood asthma sufferers in school.
Missourians woke up to a bevvy of new laws which went into effect August 28, 2012. For a complete list of what bills were "Truly Agreed To and Finally Passed," including bills that were also vetoed by Governor Nixon, we've linked to the Missouri General Assembly's website. Missouri state lawmakers are scheduled to return to Jefferson City for the veto override session next month if called for.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Missourians will vote Aug. 7 on a constitutional amendment affirming the right to pray in public places.
Gov. Jay Nixon announced that voters will decide on Aug. 7 on a constitutional amendment affirming the right to pray in public places. The summary of the measure on the Missouri House of Representatives website says it "proposes a constitutional amendment guaranteeing a citizen's right to pray and worship on public property and reaffirming a citizen's right to choose any or no religion." In its summary of the story, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on its Political Fix blog that the timing has interesting political ramifications. As reporter Virginia Young wrote: The measure is likely to draw social conservatives to the polls. So from a political standpoint, it stands to reason that Nixon, a Democrat, would want to get it out of the …