Jeff Roorda

Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: Getty Images,  Jordan McAlister

Missouri Unemployment Reform Act Sent to Governor

Acting up on the job could land Missourians without unemployment benefits, under a measure sent to Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk on April 29.


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St. Louis Police Chief Apologizes for “Slugs” Comment

The St. Louis Police Union called the Chief to complain, and the Chief issued an apology to his officers.


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Mo. Legislators Reconsider Food Stamps for Drug Felons

For nearly 20 years, drug felons have been barred from getting food stamps. Now, a bi-partisan bill in the Missouri legislature would return those benefits.


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Mo. State Flag Under Fire

It has grizzly bears, a crescent moon and a bald eagle. It’s the Missouri state flag, and one lawmaker thinks it might be time for a change.


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Mo. House Panel Hears Bill to Study State Flag

A Missouri House committee is considering legislation that would create a commission to study the state’s official flag.


Cary Ball Sr. and Toni Taylor file suit after police shot and killed their son, Cary Ball Jr. (KMOX/Kevin Killeen)

Police Union Unhappy FBI Will Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting

Cary Ball Jr., 25, was shot and killed by police downtown on April 24, 2013 following a car chase, crash, and foot pursuit.


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Mo. Rep. Hopes to Prohibit Thanksgiving Shopping

“The commercialism from Christmas has now creeped into what used to be the most solemn family holiday,” says Rep. Jeff Roorda, D-Barnhart.


A St. Louis Police Department vehicle is pictured in front of the old police headquarters in downtown St. Louis on November 7, 2012. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

St. Louis Police Consider Carrying Shotguns, Assault Rifles

“It seems to be the opinion of at least our members that we need more stopping power. Not more firepower but more stopping power,” the Police Association’s Jeff Roorda said.


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Mo. Reps. Roorda, Schieffer Launch Senate Bids

Announcements came during Democrat Days in Hannibal


Missouri Bill Would Tax Drug Dealers On Their Sales

Democratic Representative Jeff Roorda sponsored the measure and says it would help crack down on drug trafficking.





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