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Missouri House Democrats Fill Leadership Post

The caucus on Monday chose Rep. Kim Gardner to be policy chair.

04/29/2014

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (L) congratulates Rep. Rory Ellinger after the governor signed House Bill 1320 which respects the rights of nursing mothers and encourages healthy families, as legislators look on in University City, Missouri on April 3, 2014. House Bill 1320, which was approved unanimously in both the House and Senate, prevents nursing mothers from being penalized for breastfeeding in public, and allows a breast-feeding mother to request to be excused from jury duty. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Missouri Rep. Rory Ellinger Dies at Age 72

Missouri House member Rory Ellinger, of St. Louis County, has died after a battle against liver cancer.

04/10/2014

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (L) congratulates Rep. Rory Ellinger after the governor signed House Bill 1320 which respects the rights of nursing mothers and encourages healthy families, as legislators look on in University City, Missouri on April 3, 2014. House Bill 1320, which was approved unanimously in both the House and Senate, prevents nursing mothers from being penalized for breastfeeding in public, and allows a breast-feeding mother to request to be excused from jury duty. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Governor Signs Rory Ellinger’s Breast-Feeding Bill

Jay Nixon & several of ailing state rep’s colleagues were in University City for ceremony.

04/03/2014

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Missouri May Excuse Nursing Women from Juries

An ailing Missouri lawmaker’s bill that would prevent nursing mothers from being penalized for breast-feeding in public or being required to serve on juries gained final legislative approval Monday.

04/01/2014

Photo of Bridgeton Landfill Aug. 19, 2013 showing black liner material to be covered. (Photo: dnr.mo.gov/bridgeton/)

Public Forum About Bridgeton Landfill Tonight

State representatives Rory Ellinger and Bill Otto are holding the first public forum on the landfill since its owners announced they will dig a trench to prevent the fire from reaching the radioactive waste.

09/26/2013

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Missouri Lawmakers Push To Decrease Penalties For Marijuana Possession

People caught with small amounts of marijuana in Columbia usually only face a small fine and now a trio of Democratic state lawmakers want to make that the case for the entire state.

02/08/2013

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Mo. House Democrats Aim For Lesser Drug Sentences

Under a bill outlined Thursday, first-time offenders for marijuana possession would be allowed to do community service and avoid jail.

02/07/2013

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