The legislative session in Missouri is finally over. And after months of heated debates on guns, lawmakers have sent controversial bills to the governor that would dramatically change the concealed-carry permit application process -- and increase protections for gun owners.
That is, these bills ma ... More >>
The debate around the privacy of gun owners has dominated the legislature this session, with Republican lawmakers' persistent outcry regarding record-keeping in the state. The worry is that the Missouri license bureau, under the direction of Democratic Governor Jay Nixon, could be collecting and st ... More >>
In the heat of legislative debates at the Capitol, Missouri lawmakers can sometimes get quite silly, but a joke about firearms yesterday was not received so warmly by some Democrats that favor gun control.
At the closing of a debate around a bill regarding sheriffs, Caleb Jones, a Republican repre ... More >>
Another day, another gun debate at the Missouri State Capitol.
This time, lawmakers are fighting over a GOP proposal that would allow state employees to keep their firearms in their vehicles on state property.
Democratic representative Stacey Newman -- who has struggled to get any traction with ... More >>
Another Republican lawmaker in Missouri is getting national attention -- this time for a very short piece of legislation that critics say could punish poor children who get sick.
House Bill 1040, introduced last week, says in its entirety: "School age children of welfare recipients must attend pub ... More >>
Though top Republicans in Missouri are devoting a lot of time and money to protect the privacy of gun owners, a new report says that officials in the state have a much bigger problem they need to address: really high rates of gun violence supported by very weak laws.
The Center for American Progre ... More >>
In January Riverfront Times published its annual "News Challenge" -- 78 multiple-choice questions testing how well readers paid attention to current events over the past twelve months. Within a week, more than 100 of you submitted your answers to us. A few weeks later a dozen readers e-mailed a simi ... More >>
A Missouri bill to stop bills that force others not to introduce certain kind of bills? Almost.
Representative Stacey Newman, a Democrat who has been very vocal on gun control, has collected thousands of signatures on a petition to urge lawmakers and legislative leaders to quit introducing pro-gun ... More >>
The Missouri legislature is full of pro-gun, anti-gun control, keep-your-hands-off-my-guns GOP proposals this season -- everything from a bill to stop Obama to legislation criminalizing lawmakers who even suggest gun control. In this climate, Democrats' gun bills are getting nowhere.
But that does ... More >>
Instead of literally opening fire on gun control bills, why not just ban them all together? This is the thinking behind a new Missouri gun bill introduced yesterday with a pretty simple message: If you propose a gun control measure, you will be guilty of a class D felony.
Take that, Democrats!
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Last week, we brought you news of a controversial GOP bill to mandate all voters in the state of Missouri show some form of photo identification in order to cast a ballot. The proposal sparked backlash even before a scheduled hearing on Tuesday -- with opponents slamming the ID bill as a Republican ... More >>
Update below: This morning, we reported on the progress of a controversial GOP measure to mandate all voters in Missouri show photo identification. Despite push back from the left, the proposal is moving forward this week.
But now, according to Representative Stacey Newman, a Democrat and outspoke ... More >>
State Senator Dan Brown is not trying to teach all Missouri first-graders how to use guns. But a lot of people think he is.
A frustrated Brown tells Daily RFT that his proposed school safety and training bill, which was introduced exactly one day before the tragic Sandy Hook massacre, would mandat ... More >>
What is the State of the City of St. Louis? Depends on who you ask.
Lewis Reed, the President of the Board of Aldermen, paints a somewhat grim picture -- a divided city that remains unsafe and lacks real economic opportunities. But Mayor Francis Slay, who first took office twelve years ago, descri ... More >>
Republican Representative Casey Guernsey is firing back against recent comments of Representative Stacey Newman regarding his bill to block federal gun control measures in Missouri.
Earlier this week, Newman said to us, "Could you imagine anything crazier?"
Guernsey tells Daily RFT that there is ... More >>
Gun debates are alive and well in Missouri and Representative Stacey Newman, a Democrat, is currently promoting her bill that would require all sales or transfers of firearms to go through a licensed dealer.
She is also, however, speaking out about some Republican proposals that are directly in op ... More >>
Should Missouri residents be required to show photo identification if they want to vote in elections?
Yes indeed, says Representative Tony Dugger, a Republican from Hartville, who is pushing not one, but two different measures to try and create stricter requirements for voters in Missouri. The effo ... More >>
It's official: In Missouri, employers, insurance companies or anyone else involved in an individual's health care can legally refuse to cover the Pill.
In a not-so-surprising move, both houses of the Missouri Legislature voted to override Governor Jay Nixon's veto of Senate Bill 749.
SB 749 give ... More >>
With the Democratic National Convention kicking off last night and some old crazy guy yelling at a chair last week, it's beginning to look a lot like election season everywhere you go.
Only, there's a teensy problem going on at the St. Louis County Board of Elections: They're about a thousand poll ... More >>
Election results have yet to be certified in the race for state representative in the 87th District. That's the district that saw incumbent Stacey Newman (D-73) and incumbent Susan Carlson (D-64) running against one another because of redistricting. At last (unofficial) count, Newman had a one-vote ... More >>
State Representative Tim Jones (R-Eureka) went on KMOX 1120AM yesterday to talk about how laxer gun laws might have abated the shooting in Colorado... oh and also to slam those selfish, dirty hippies who would dare politicize [i.e. talk about reforming gun control laws] this completely unrelated tra ... More >>
Well, well, well. The birth control debate has finally come to our swimsuit areas, gentlemen. Yesterday Missouri State Representative Stacey Newman (D-St. Louis County) filed HB1853, which would only allow a man to have a vasectomy when doing so would protect him from serious injury or prevent hi ... More >>