Missouri Senate


A new state law in Missouri has drawn battle lines between state and local government.  At issue is:  who has the final say in what large farms can and cannot do? 

Bill SB391, which will become law on August 28th, 2019, restricts how much control county governments have when it comes to industrial farms known as Confined Animal Feeding Operations, or CAFOs. Essentially, county governments can no longer enforce stricter measures than the state’s rules when it comes to regulating these farms.

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A bill that would change Missouri's open records law has made it through a Missouri Senate committee and is moving forward.

The bill would reverse a decision made by voters in November when they approved a Constitutional amendment known as "Clean Missouri."

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Democrat Crystal Quade will run against Republican Thomas Quinn and Libertarian Chris Burros in the race for the Missouri representative District 132 seat.  Quade beat Bob Sweere, and Quinn narrowly defeated Tyler Hobbs in Tuesday’s primary election.

Democrat Jim Clemmons will go up against Republican Curtis Trent for state representative in the 133rd District.  Clemmons was unopposed.  Trent defeated Matthew Sims, David Cort and Mike Goodart Tuesday.