The Missouri House has passed yet another bill that expands the rights of gun owners, less than 24 hours after passing legislation aimed at blocking the federal government from enforcing federal gun laws in the Show-Me State.
The Missouri Department of Social Services has announced it will scale back on its participation in a contract to move welfare recipients onto federal disability. Republicans at a House committee hearing this week expressed concerns that shifting recipients from a state-run program that requires employment to a federal one that does not could leave them permanently trapped in poverty.
Missouri senators trying to target budget cuts at the agency that issues driver's licenses may have instead blocked funding for the registration of boats and mobile homes.
The Senate passed a budget plan late Monday that eliminates the entire $3.5 million allotment for the Motor Vehicle and Driver Licensing Division.
During debate, senators said the proposed cut could halt the issuance of driver's licenses. They described it as negotiating leverage to get additional information from state officials about the data collected from driver's license applicants.