An anti-bullying bill at the Missouri legislature has died -- and Representative Sue Allen, the sponsor of the proposal, is now casting blame on openly gay lawmakers.
At the center of the fight is a debate around specified protections for LGBT students, which Allen opposes. "These are people who t ... More >>
The Show-Me State made an appearance on page A1 of Sunday's New York Times in an article outlining the various ways U.S. school districts are grappling with the ethical and legal implications of electronic communication between teachers and students.
Missouri has in some respects been ahead ... More >>
State Senator Jane Cunningham (R - Chesterfield) assures Daily RFT that she is not the "black helicopter type." Still, when reading House Bill 609 that would set up a health insurance exchange in Missouri, she came across language that reminded her of the "death panels" critics of federal health ... More >>
State Representative Jane Cunningham has no problem with child labor -- but boy is Facebook dangerous to Missouri's youngsters!The Missouri Legislature passed a bill two weeks ago designed to protect children from predatory school teachers. But the bill has stirred up some surprising opposition - ... More >>
Jane CunninghamState Senator Jane Cunningham has dropped her controversial bill to repeal Missouri's child labor laws. The Republican from west St. Louis County garnered national attention last month -- even appearing in a Jay Leno monologue -- when she proposed changes that would eliminate restr ... More >>
Ha, ha, you Missouri brats! Go get a job!Oh, that Jay Leno. Always quick with the zing.As we reported yesterday, state Sen. Jane Cunningham (R-West County) thinks that a more Dickensian youth would really get Missouri kids to straighten up and fly right. She's proposed a bill (SB 222) that would ... More >>
Jane Cunningham: Misery is a great lesson for Missouri kids.Jane Cunningham (R - West County) believes Missouri kids need to improve their work ethic so she's sponsoring a bill (SB 222) that would repeal much of the state's child labor laws. According to the bill's official summary, children unde ... More >>
Jane Cunningham: Some call her a senator, some call her Nurse Ratched.Two local legislators -- State Sen. Jane Cunningham (R-Chesterfield) and State Rep. Tim Jones (R-Eureka) are sponsoring bills that would exempt Missouri from any federal health-care reform mandates. (Never mind that Congress ha ... More >>
One supporter of Jeff Smith compared him to a Kennedy.Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, Build-A-Bear CEO Maxine Clark and an ex-girlfriend are among the hundreds of people who wrote to a federal judge asking for leniency in the sentencing for former state senator Jeff Smith. The letters, along with some ... More >>