Under the Dome – April 19

April 19, 2024

Welcome back to Under the Dome, your weekly update on the goings-on of the Missouri state legislature. Legislature finally gets around to passing some bills; both are stinkers You’d think that a legislature that is controlled by a GOP supermajority would be getting lots done this session without pesky progressives to get in the way. […]

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Under the Dome – April 12

April 12, 2024

Welcome back to Under the Dome, your weekly update on the goings-on of the Missouri state legislature. Grandstanding at the cost of health care for everyday Missourians We’re all for standing on principles, but the Missouri legislature this week proved it prefers grandstanding that directly hurts Missourians. This week the Missouri Senate joined the House […]

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Under the Dome – April 5

April 5, 2024

Welcome back to Under the Dome, your weekly update on the goings-on of the Missouri state legislature. Voters get final say as politicians seem bent on representing everyone but them Remember that early viral video of the kid who had just received anesthesia at the dentist who – drugged up and confused — asked from […]

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RELEASE: House committee reloads initiative petition legislation with ‘ballot candy’

April 2, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETuesday, April 2, 2024Contact: liz@progressmo.org Politicians scheme to trick voters into giving away rights, end 100 years of majority rule JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House Election Committee today moved forward with adding so-called ballot candy to SJR74, a shameful move meant to trick voters. The resolution would dismantle democracy as Missourians […]

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Under the Dome – March 29

March 29, 2024

Welcome back to Under the Dome, your weekly update on the goings-on of the Missouri state legislature. Legislative homestretch likely to focus on dismantling the initiative petition process and passing budget, education bill, health care With eight weeks left in the 2024 Missouri legislative session, no legislation has passed through both chambers. Sen. Mary Elizabeth […]

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Under the Dome – March 22

March 22, 2024

Welcome back to Under the Dome, your weekly update on the goings-on of the Missouri state legislature. Legislators promise ballot candy will be back in SJR 74 when session resumes Even Spring Break couldn’t deter legislators from attacking majority rule in Missouri. House Speaker Dean Plocher took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce that the […]

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Under the Dome – March 15

March 15, 2024

Welcome back to Under the Dome, your weekly update on the goings-on of the Missouri state legislature. Stranger and stranger things: The dome appears to be stuck in The Upside Down as legislators gleefully strip voters of rights The Missouri House thumbed its nose at Missouri voters this week and moved SJR74 forward, taking another […]

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Under the Dome – March 8

March 8, 2024

Welcome back to Under the Dome, your weekly update on the goings-on of the Missouri state legislature. Governor’s clemency decision spotlights systemic injustice The week in Missouri politics began with a shameful display of misplaced mercy as Gov. Mike Parson decided to shorten the prison sentence of former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid […]

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