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Empower Missouri

The House Committee Substitute (HCS) of House Bills 167 & 166 was debated on the House floor on Tuesday afternoon. You know from our Weekly Perspective and Call to Action last Friday that the version voted out of committee needed some significant improvements. The floor debate was an opportunity to hear several amendments offered, get...
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If you follow our work, you are likely aware that one of our policy priorities this year is to modernize Missouri’s outdated, medically inaccurate, stigmatizing HIV-specific criminal codes. You may remember a Weekly Perspective from the first week of February after an energizing committee hearing. If you haven’t paid that close of attention because you feel like...
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I really couldn’t have imagined the hearing going any better. The room was packed, standing-room-only in the gallery, nearly every one of the 19 (!) committee members were present. A Republican from the rural bootheel sat next to a Democrat from the big city of St. Louis, and together Reps. Holly Rehder and Tracy McCreery...
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But when was America great? Was it when business ruled the country and profits came first? If so, that was the age Mark Twain named Gilded.
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A new report from our national partner- The Food Research and Action Center (www.frac.org) Shows School Meals Improve Food Security, Dietary Intake, and Weight Outcomes, says Food Research & Action Center WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2016—Mounting evidence shows that healthy school meals play a key role in supporting the well-being of children, including alleviating food insecurity,...
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