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U.S. House Passes Pro-life Bill During March for Life

U.S. House Passes Pro-life Bill During March for Life

Yesterday during the National March for Life in Washington, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on and passed H.R. 7, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.”  The legislation, sponsored by Representative Chris Smith (R-New Jersey), passed the House by a vote of 242-179.  Missouri Congressional Representatives Graves, Hartzler, Long, Luetkemeyer, Smith, and Wagner voted […]

Pro-Life March in D.C. Gathers Thousands of Supporters

Pro-Life March in D.C. Gathers Thousands of Supporters

Tens of thousands of people flooded the National Mall in Washington D.C. on Thursday to show their support for life during the annual March for Life. The march coincided with the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal in the United States. Fifty busloads of Missourians were […]

Pro-life Groups Prepare for Mid-West March for Life

Pro-life Groups Prepare for Mid-West March for Life

Pro-life groups from around Missouri are planning a Mid-West March for Life on Saturday, January 31 at the Missouri State Capitol.  The event will include speakers, a march to the Capitol from the Governor’s mansion, and a luncheon.  All are welcome.  For more information, click here.

Court Halts Upcoming Execution of Marcellus Williams

Court Halts Upcoming Execution of Marcellus Williams

This week the MO Supreme Court halted the execution of Marcellus Williams, who was scheduled for execution on January 28.  Williams was convicted of the stabbing death of Lisha Gayle in her home in 1998. Williams has been pleading for more time in order for additional DNA testing to be done. The high court put […]

Moratorium Now! Takes a Stand at Missouri Capitol

Moratorium Now! Takes a Stand at Missouri Capitol

A coalition supporting legislation to halt executions in Missouri gathered on Wednesday, January 21, for a press conference and lobby day at the Missouri Capitol. Representatives from the Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (MADP), the ACLU of Missouri, the Innocence Project, Missouri Faith Voices, and the NAACP spoke during the press conference. They […]

High Court Faults Lawyers in Capital Case

High Court Faults Lawyers in Capital Case

This week the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the lawyers for Missouri death row inmate Mark Christeson should be replaced with new attorneys.  Christeson was within hours of execution last October when the High Court halted the execution. The original attorneys, Eric Butts and Philip Horwitz, appointed by the courts to handle Christeson’s federal appeals […]

Governor Nixon Unveils Proposed State Budget

Governor Nixon Unveils Proposed State Budget

On Wednesday, Governor Nixon proposed a $26.1 billion operating state budget for fiscal year 2016. Some $8.8 billion of this proposed budget comes from state taxes and fees and is known as state general revenue. Most of the rest comes from the federal government but the Missouri General Assembly must formally appropriate these federal funds […]

Medicaid Touted As State Budget Saver

Medicaid Touted As State Budget Saver

Governor Nixon believes expanding Medicaid to accept billions in federal dollars will save the state money. The Medicaid expansion, according to the Nixon administration, would save the state money because some of the new federal dollars would replace state dollars that are now the sole source of funding for certain programs, especially in regards to […]

MCC Supports Medicaid Expansion but with Reform

MCC Supports Medicaid Expansion but with Reform

Not all opposition to Medicaid expansion focuses on state budget concerns. Even if an expansion can save on the spending of state general revenue some critics believe Medicaid undermines the work ethic and creates a welfare state where people feel entitled to benefits. The Missouri Catholic Conference believes there are Medicaid reforms that can be […]