For Missouri's LGBT population, the struggle to join the ranks of those protected from workplace discrimination -- like racial minorities, women, immigrants and the disabled -- is entering its fourteenth year. But LGBT advocates say things have changed since 2001, when lawmakers first attempted to ... More >>
Missouri State Representative Kevin Engler doesn't think women are dumb. After all, says Engler, the Republican representative for Perry, Ste. Genevieve and St. Francois counties, the women in his district aren't so dumb that they can't access food stamps, Medicaid, and other government benefits. ... More >>
The fight to allow hundreds of registered sex offenders in Missouri to have their names cleared is heating up again -- with loud opposition from Governor Jay Nixon, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officials and victims' rights advocates. Nixon, a Democrat, last month vetoed legislation that would re ... More >>
Are some people in Missouri unfairly labeled sex offenders? That's a question that came up at the legislature this session with a proposal that could have allowed hundreds of currently registered offenders to have their names taken off of state and county websites. "If you're going to have a lis ... More >>
LGBT advocates in Missouri launched a website today designed to promote anti-discrimination bills at the legislature -- and the support these proposals are now getting from a select group of Republican lawmakers. Progress Missouri and PROMO, the statewide gay rights group, chose a clear message: F ... More >>
Senator Kevin Engler (R-Farmington) has had it up to here with Missouri designating everything in sight as the "Official Missouri Whatever." It was the latest such proposal to anoint an official state butterfly -- the Fritillary butterfly, as if you didn't know -- that drove Engler over the edge. ... More >>
Citing both an increase in the number of infestation reports in Missouri communities and a special request from state health officials, State Senator Kevin Engler (R-Farmington) introduced legislation yesterday that sets new standards for tenants and landlords when it comes to reporting bedbugs.