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If you are someone who travels much, even just domestically, you may have some concerns about Missouri's failure to be in compliance with the federal REAL ID Act of 2005.  This is a federal standard for government identification that became effective in 2008 and required all states to issue driver's and non-driver ID cards meeting higher standards of screening than before.  The federal part of it that is relevant to most people is that after a certain date, only this kind of ID would be accepted for travel by airline, event on domestic flights.  Its passage received bi-partisan support in t

(News from the past week in Jefferson City comes to us from Rep. Jerome Barnes of the 28th District)

APPEALS COURT REVERSES RULING AGAINST CORRECTIONS

 

A panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District on Feb. 21 reversed a lower court’s ruling that the state Department of Corrections violated the state Sunshine Law by refusing to disclose records identifying the compounding pharmacies it contracts with to produce pentobarbital, the drug used to execute condemned inmates in Missouri.

 

This week's review of action in the Missouri General Assembly comes from Rep. DaRon McGee of the 36th District.

 

One week after thousands of women and supporters from the Kansas City area joined the millions around the country to show support for women's rights and to stand against the dangerous Donald Trump administration, thousands more demonstrated at airports opposing unconstitutional actions by the new administration.  Only 11 days into the new Presidency, no other modern President has achieved a majority "disapproval" rating as quickly according to Gallop polling.

Thousands of women and supporters from the Kansas City area joined the millions around the country to show support for women's rights and to stand against the dangerous Donald Trump administration.  Keep the energy up and make your voices heard!

This week's news from the Missouri General Assembly comes curtosey of freshman State Representative Jerome Barnes's newsletter.  We will feature news and notes from area legislators through the session.  Keeping up with the day to day action in Jefferson City will be important to keep the majority party accountable between now and the 2018 elections.

 

GOVERNOR PUNTS ON BUDGET DURING STATE OF THE STATE

Today is the first day of the new Eric Greitens administration along with other state-wide executives.  We sincerely hope all of our elected officials hear the voices and needs of all Missourians, regardless of political affiliation.  For our state to succeed and grow, government must function with everyone's best interest in mind.  We wish Governor Greitens and all of our office holders well.

The are less than two weeks left in 2016 and, despite the year being marked with many tragedies, we still have a lot to be thankful for.  Just as importantly, the prospect of a new year gives us new hope and focus as we rebuild our party across the state.

The Jackson County Democratic Committee will be hosting two "focus group" sessions to review the results of the election and discuss our paths going forward as Democrats in Missouri. All are welcome to have their voice and opinion heard. 

December 8, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Travois, 310 W 19th Terrace, Kansas City 64108

December 13, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Courthouse Exchange, 113 W Lexington Ave, Independence MO 64050

 

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