Law and Order

Supreme Court ruling paves way for Missouri to collect online sales tax with lawmaker action

June 22, 2018

A close U.S. Supreme Court decision has paved the way for the Missouri General Assembly to take up legislation that could potentially bring in millions in revenue. On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled that internet retailers can be required to collect sales taxes in states where they have no physical presence. The 5-4 decision is […]

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Ashcroft calls voter fraud ‘exponentially greater threat than hacking’ during U.S. Senate hearing

June 21, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — During a hearing on election security preparedness nationwide, part of the conversation diverged on a path of voter fraud following a statement by Missouri’s Secretary of State. “The evidence indicates that voter fraud is an exponentially greater threat than hacking of election equipment,” said SOS Jay Ashcroft. A few senators on the […]

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Pedroli claims text proves Confide used to conduct state business

June 20, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — During a hearing in the Confide lawsuit against the governor’s office, Mark Pedroli represented evidence he says proves that they used the message destroying app to conduct state business. Cole County Circuit Court Judge Jon Beetem also limited discovery in the Sunshine lawsuit to whether or not the records exist for […]

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Democrats seek to block Kehoe’s appointment, file suit calling for special election to address vacancy

June 19, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — It only took a few hours following the appointment of Mike Kehoe to the Office of Lieutenant Governor for the move to be challenged. On the same day that Gov. Mike Parson appointed his former colleague to serve as his number two in the executive branch, the Missouri Democratic Party filed […]

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What to know ahead of Confide hearing on complying answers from governor’s office

June 19, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Two St. Louis attorneys are working to get answers that Attorney General Josh Hawley couldn’t into the use of a message-destroying app by former Gov. Eric Greitens and his staff. In Cole County Court on Tuesday, counsel for the Office of the Governor and Ben Sansone — who filed the open […]

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Greitens’ private impeachment attorneys will not receive state compensation

June 18, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri taxpayers won’t actually be on the hook for more than $150,000 in legal fees for two attorneys hired solely for potential impeachment proceedings. On June 14, 2018, the Missouri Office of Administration declined to pay Ross Garber and Edward Greim. Sarah Steelman, head of the Office of Administration, sent the […]

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Gov. Parson wraps up statewide listening tour with stop in St. Louis

June 14, 2018

ST. LOUIS — Republican Gov. Mike Parson traveled to St. Louis Wednesday to conclude his listening tour across the Show-Me State. Parson, speaking with city and county officials, local leaders and area business owners at the Cortex Innovation Hub in St. Louis’ startup district, said the tour gave him a chance to hear directly from […]

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Pardon does not allow felons to run for elected office, court rules

June 13, 2018

Even with a gubernatorial pardon, pleading guilty to a felony renders that person ineligible to run for elected office, according to a ruling handed down by a district appellate court. The Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District on Tuesday affirmed the judgement of the Linn County Circuit Court barring Joshua Fay from running […]

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Judge denies Planned Parenthood request for injunction, medication abortions still limited in Show-Me State

June 13, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Planned Parenthood will not be allowed to provide medication-induced abortions at the Springfield or Columbia clinics housed in Missouri, as per a Monday ruling from a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips denied a request from Planned Parenthood Great Plains and Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri for […]

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Barnes urges state to withhold payment for Greitens’ two impeachment attorneys

June 12, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri taxpayers should not be on the hook for more than $150,000 in legal fees for two attorneys hired to hold potential impeachment proceeding, according the chairman of the panel investigating then-Governor Eric Greitens. In a letter sent to Office of Administration Commissioner Sarah Steelman on June 11 Rep. Jay Barnes […]

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