Missouri Legislature

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Updated at 3:25 p.m. with law suspended — With the submission of more than 300,000 signatures Friday, Missouri’s right-to-work law won't go into effect Aug. 28 and its fate likely will be put to voters in 2018.

The law is suspended, Secretary of State spokeswoman Maura Browning told St. Louis Public Radio. The office still needs to verify that at least 100,000 of the signatures are from registered voters — the minimum to force a statewide vote in November 2018.

She said the count will take weeks and that if there isn't enough, the law will be put in place.

Mike Parson
Scott Harvey / KSMU

Lt. Gov. Mike Parson is prepared to implement a never-before used article of the Missouri Constitution forcing Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal out of office if she doesn’t resign by the September veto session.

Parson made the announcement during a press conference in Springfield Friday, a day after Chappelle-Nadal’s now-deleted Facebook comment hoping for the assassination of President Donald Trump.

Updated 2:20 p.m. Aug. 18 with lieutenant governor calling for expulsion — Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Parson said Friday the state Senate should expel Maria Chappelle-Nadal due to her Facebook comment in which she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated.

Michele Skalicky

Springfield NAACP Branch President Cheryl Clay says the travel advisory for Missouri is just that—an advisory, not a ban.  During a press conference Tuesday Clay described the advisory as “a warning that Missouri is not a safe place for travel or work for people of color.” 

Michele Skalicky

The Christian County Library will be able to expand and make other improvements after voters Tuesday approved a tax levy question.  Library branches will be added in Nixa, Sparta and Clever, and improvements will be made to the facility in Ozark, including additional meeting rooms and a drive-through.

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