State and Regional News

Should 'In God We Trust' signs be required in Missouri schools?

By Kathryn Palmer, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — Can Missouri public schools display the phrase “In God We Trust” without promoting a particular religion?
That was the central question driving the House Committee on Elementary and Secondary Education’s Tuesday hearing of House Bill 577, which would require all school buildings to prominently exhibit the U.S. national motto, “In God We Trust.”

Proposal limiting class-action suits goes to a governor eager to sign

By Caitlyn Rosen, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — People will have a harder time bringing class-action lawsuits and lawsuits including out-of-state plaintiffs in Missouri courts under a bill that received final House approval Wednesday.

Bill reining in county-level CAFO regulations gains initial approval in Senate

By Tom Coulter, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — After overnight discussion, the Senate gave initial approval Tuesday morning to a bill that would take power away from county entities to regulate confined animal feeding operations, or CAFOs.

Juror Appreciation Week began Monday

    Judges, lawyers and court clerks thank the 93,898 Missourians who reported for jury duty in state courts in 2018 as part of Missouri’s Juror Appreciation Week held April 28 through May 4, 2019. During the week, court staff and legal professionals will emphasize to jurors how important their contributions are to our courts, communities and legal system.