Missouri Is Falling Behind – Will the State Act?

October 4, 2023

Missouri is falling behind other states, and the legislature isn’t doing anything about it. As the year comes to an end, national organizations are putting out reports of the best – and the worst – states on particular issues. Unfortunately, these reports don’t give Missouri a lot of bragging rights. The state ranked in the […]

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Josh Hawley Thinks Cheaper Prescription Drugs Are ‘Terrible’

September 27, 2023

The Department of Health and Human Services announced on August 29 that Medicare could now negotiate the prices of 10 life-saving drugs for diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. While prices aren’t final yet, Missouri seniors can expect to save as much as $80,000 a year on prescription drugs like Eliquis, Jardiance, Xarelto, Januvia, Imbruvica, […]

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Missouri Is #1 In School Censorship – What Are Legislators So Afraid Of?

September 5, 2023 | Progress MO

In August of last year, Missouri’s first statewide law instituting book bans went into effect. Since then, Missouri has instituted even stricter laws censoring libraries and schools, banned more than 300 books, and become number one in America for school censorship. We reviewed a list of all the books Missouri school districts and libraries have […]

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It’s Almost Labor Day – Let’s Celebrate The Past And Look Toward The Future

August 29, 2023 | Progress MO

This Labor Day weekend, families across Missouri will celebrate the working conditions afforded to us by labor movements – especially the 40-hour work week and safe and healthy workspaces. But there’s still work to be done. In Missouri, only a slim majority (58%) of full-time employees are eligible for paid sick leave – and there’s […]

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Missouri Women’s Pay Lags As They Achieve More Than Ever

August 23, 2023 | Progress MO

This Saturday, August 26, marks the anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment as well as Women’s Equality Day. As we reflect on the occasion, how does Missouri measure up on gender equality? Since 2004 Missouri women have made huge strides in academic and career achievements: While in 2004 only 20.3% of Missouri women […]

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Grim New School Year For Missouri Students

August 16, 2023

Missouri is in the thick of back to school season, but it’s difficult to find ways in which the Missouri legislature is making life better for students and teachers this upcoming year. This past year, 25% of Missouri school districts only operated four days a week. Families are worried about providing childcare while working a […]

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Missourians Feel The Effects Of Climate Change – It’s Not Just The Weather

August 8, 2023 | Progress MO

Missouri Sets Records This Summer With Heatwave In case you haven’t had time to step outside in the past three months, Missouri is setting records this summer with historic high temperatures. It’s hot – and August is probably just going to be worse. Climate change has increased the average temperatures in Missouri, leading to more […]

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Why Did Missouri Choose Not To Feed Hungry Kids This Summer?

August 3, 2023 | Progress MO

Missouri electeds didn’t even try to secure money to feed hungry kids this summer. This year, states had the chance to apply for federal aid to provide extra benefits for children who receive free or reduced school meals for the summer months. Forty states applied for – and received – this federal funding.  Missouri declined […]

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Missouri Lawyers: Andrew Bailey Should Follow The Law Or Step Down

July 17, 2023 | Progress MO

On Tuesday, the Missouri Supreme Court will hear arguments in the Attorney General’s case concerning his illegal power grab for the initiative petition process. Ahead of the hearing, more than 20 Missouri lawyers have signed the open letter below, calling on Attorney General Andrew Bailey to follow the law or step down: Open Letter: When […]

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