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Missouri General Assembly Approves a Con-Con Resolution

 The Constitution Party does not support the calling of a Constitutional convention.

From our platform: We oppose any attempt to call for a Constitutional convention, for any purpose whatsoever, because it cannot be limited to any single issue, and such convention could seriously erode our Constitutionally protected unalienable rights.

The following update is a legislative alert from our friends at the John Birch Society.
We would like to update you on the outcome of an important resolution in the Missouri General Assembly.

Unfortunately, on May 13, the General Assembly approved Con-Con resolution SCR 4. It follows the wording of Mark Meckler’s Convention of States Project, or COS Project, application, urging Congress to call a convention to propose amendments “that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and members of Congress.” In 2017, the General Assembly passed an identical resolution, but with a five-year expiration clause. SCR 4 removes that sunset clause. As a small silver lining, the resolution’s passage does not increase the total number of states with COS applications.

'We know there are jobs out there:' Missouri to end all federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits in June

From KMBC News - JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.

Gov. Mike Parson announced Tuesday that Missouri will stop participating in all six federal pandemic-related unemployment programs effective June 12 to “address workforce shortages across the state.”

Senate considers election reform legislation

From The Missouri Times by Cameron Gerber

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — It’s down to the wire for a pair of election reform bills in the Missouri Capitol. 

HB 334 and HB 738 would revise Missouri’s election policies. The first bill, from Rep. John Simmons, requires photo IDs for those voting in-person absentee, while voters without IDs would fill out provisional ballots to be counted if certified. HB 738 would alter a myriad of election policies, including requiring the use of paper ballots, allowing no-excuse absentee voting, and prohibiting the use of mail-in ballots. 

Capitol Briefs: House approves homeschooler activity measure

From the Missouri Times by Cameron Gerber

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri House perfected a bill that would allow home-schooled students to participate in public school activities — with hefty penalties for institutions that violate it.

HB 494 from Rep. Josh Hurlbert would restrict foundation formula funding for schools associated with statewide groups that prohibit homeschoolers from participating in their activities. An amendment attached by Hurlbert would also require students to attend two or more classes related to the activity — such as band, drama, or weightlifting classes — in order to participate. The bill was perfected Tuesday morning.

Missouri total deer harvest up 4%

News Tribune

Missouri's 2020-21 deer-hunting season ended Friday, with the Missouri Department of Conservation reporting a preliminary total deer kill for the season of 296,516.

Of the deer killed, 140,468 were antlered bucks, 28,587 were button bucks and 127,461 were does, according to an MDC news release.

Missouri Republicans moving to strip power from local leaders during public health emergencies

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

In action Wednesday, the Senate Health and Pensions Committee opened debate on a series of pro-business proposals that would put roadblocks in the way of county officials seeking to close businesses or religious services during a public health emergency.

Missouri Senate debates limiting local pandemic restrictions

Kansas City Business Journal

Missouri senators debated Wednesday whether to curtail local governments’ ability to impose restrictions on local businesses that are meant to control the Covid-19 pandemic.
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