The Boone County Democrats Invite You to Take A Moment to Ponder the Real Meaning of Memorial Day which honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Take a moment for Taps at 3pm today.
Not only should the U.S. Attorney’s Office investigate whether Sen. Richard, or any other legislator, broke any laws in connection with campaign contributions received, but citizens need to join the bipartisan group of legislators who are advocating reform.
Examples of how republican legislators (including Vicky Hartzler) are interacting with constituents about repealing Obamacare, whether online or in traditional correspondence. Their more controversial tactics seem to fall into three main categories: providing incorrect information, using euphemisms for the impact of their actions, and deleting comments critical of them.
Missouri’s Kander named to head effort to defend the rights of eligible voters from the Trump administration’s attacks on democracy.
To counteract the Trump administration’s “election integrity” commission, the Democratic National Committee is launching a new Commission on Protecting American Democracy from the Trump Administration. While the Trump commission plans to focus on so-called “fraudulent voting,” the DNC says its commission will debunk the myth that voter fraud is widespread, document the impact of voter suppression efforts in the 2016 election, and propose solutions to expand voting rights.
Passage of SB 43 would “protect discrimination and foster a new era of Jim Crow in the state of Missouri; , the bill has the potential to create a hostile work environment, especially for people of color, Muslims and women,.
The GOP’s ObamaCare replacement bill that passed the House would result in 23 million fewer people with health insurance over 10 years, in states that let insurers charge sick people more, some people with pre-existing conditions would lose coverage because they could not afford the premiums
In just the last three months, with Mr. Pruitt in charge, the E.P.A. postponed a long-planned rule requiring companies to retrofit drilling equipment to prevent leaks of methane gas — a major contributor to climate change — and to collect more data on how much of the gas is spewing into the air.
Trump’s first major budget proposal will include massive cuts to Medicaid and call for changes to anti-poverty programs that would give states new power to limit a range of benefits; it would follow through on a bill passed by House Republicans to cut more than $800 billion over 10 years that t could cut off Medicaid benefits for about 10 million people over the next decade.