State and Regional News

Law enforcement cracks down on substance impaired drivers

    This St. Patrick’s Day holiday, make sure your luck doesn’t run out. Plan for a sober ride home should you choose to take part in the celebration. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety reminds motorists of the various options available to get everyone home safely. Designating a sober driver, calling a ride share, or using public transportation are just a few of those options. Remember, if you feel different, you drive different.

Missouri senators discuss barring discrimination against parents for medical marijuana use

BY CAITLIN R. KING, MISSOURI NEWS NETWORK
JEFFERSON CITY — A bill that would prohibit family courts from discriminating against a parent or custodian for using medical marijuana was discussed by the Committee for Seniors, Families, Veterans & Military Affairs last Wednesday morning.

Wide ranging election proposals include eliminating presidential primary

BY RACHEL BEHRNDT, MISSOURI NEWS NETWORK
JEFFERSON CITY — The House Committee on Elections and Elected Officials heard bills Wednesday that would both loosen and tighten election laws in Missouri.
Two similar bills, HB 842 and HB 738, would require hand-marked paper ballots be used and not just electronic voting machines.

House passes bill to prevent collection of federal unemployment repayments

BY RACHEL SCHNELLE , MISSOURI NEWS NETWORK
JEFFERSON CITY — House lawmakers voted Thursday to stop state efforts to collect the federal portion of unemployment overpayments made to thousands of Missourians.