Gov. Mike Parson

(Michael Calhoun, KMOX)
June 12, 2019 - 3:15 pm
By SUMMER BALLENTINE JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s top election official on Tuesday rejected a third petition for a public vote on a new law banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s action came as opponents of the law are fighting in court to force...
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June 11, 2019 - 10:40 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has signed a roughly $30 billion budget outlining state spending for the next year. Parson on Monday approved the package of budget bills for the fiscal year that begins in July. The budget includes $61 million more in core K-12 public school...
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abortion protestors in st. louis
AP Photo/Jeff Roberson
June 06, 2019 - 11:12 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Efforts to repeal Missouri's new abortion ban with a public vote have hit a roadblock. Republican Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft said in a press conference Thursday that the state Constitution prohibits a referendum on the bill. The state's top election official says that's...
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money growth
June 05, 2019 - 12:04 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri revenues continue to exceed expectations for the year. State Budget Director Dan Haug on Wednesday announced fiscal year-to-date revenues increased by 2.1% as of May. That’s compared to the same time frame last year. Gov. Mike Parson and lawmakers were banking on...
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(Michael Calhoun, KMOX)
May 30, 2019 - 2:13 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - A protest that began under the Arch continues this hour with a sit-in at the Wainwright State Office building downtown. Pro-choice advocates are carrying signs saying "Shame on you, Governor Parson" for signing the heartbeat abortion ban , which gave Missouri among the most...
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Planned Parenthood St. Louis
AP Photo/Jim Salter, File
May 29, 2019 - 4:59 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP/KMOX) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday doubled down on the state's threat not to renew the license of the only abortion clinic in the state and said it would be "reckless" for a judge to weigh in until the state takes action. Planned Parenthood's license for its St...
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St. Louis Planned Parenthood
AP Photo/Jim Salter, File
May 29, 2019 - 12:36 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP/KMOX) — A court hearing was scheduled Wednesday on an effort by the only abortion clinic in Missouri to retain its license. Planned Parenthood says it may be forced to stop providing abortions at its St. Louis facility because the state is threatening not to renew its license, which...
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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson
AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File
May 24, 2019 - 10:33 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP/KMOX) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Friday signed a bill that bans abortions on or beyond the eighth weeks of pregnancy without exceptions for cases of rape or incest, making it among the most restrictive abortion policies in the nation. Under the law that comes into force...
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Freshman senator, Karla May, D-St. Louis
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May 16, 2019 - 2:55 pm
By SUMMER BALLENTINE/Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP/KMOX) — A wide-ranging Missouri bill banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy was just one step away from going to a supportive Republican governor after the state Senate passed the measure Thursday. The legislation needs only a...
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Rendering of Enterprise Center exterior view.
May 15, 2019 - 2:48 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The home of the St. Louis Blues could receive $70 million in state subsidies over two decades to help pay for renovations. Legislation that received final approval Wednesday in the Missouri House authorizes funding for the Enterprise Center starting in the 2022 fiscal...
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