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WASHINGTON | Renewed battle over using fetal tissue in medical research

WASHINGTON— Lawmakers clashed over science, ethics and politics on Thursday at a House hearing on using fetal tissue in critically important medical research, as the Trump administration reviews the government’s ongoing support for such studies. Research fields in which fetal tissue is used include HIV, childhood cancers, treatments that enlist the body’s immune system to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Renewed battle over using fetal tissue in medical research

Missouri Political News: Auditor Nicole Galloway released audit of Audrain County

Report recommends improvements to management of County Collector’s city commissions; report receives overall rating of “good” JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released a regularly-scheduled audit of Audrain County, located in central Missouri.  The report received an overall rating of “good.” “Our independent review found taxpayer dollars in Audrain County are … Continue reading Missouri Political News: Auditor Nicole Galloway released audit of Audrain County

Missouri News: Auditor Galloway issues subpoenas for Plattsburg Special Road District records to aid audit looking into potential fraud

Former secretary/treasurer believed to have documents being sought JEFFERSON CITY, MO – As part of her audit into potential fraud in the Plattsburg Special Road District, Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has issued subpoenas to obtain records being held by the district’s former secretary/treasurer.  The Auditor is authorized by Missouri law to issue subpoenas to … Continue reading Missouri News: Auditor Galloway issues subpoenas for Plattsburg Special Road District records to aid audit looking into potential fraud

US Department of State News: Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad Travel to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Russia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Belgium, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of State published the following statement: Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad will travel to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Russia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Belgium, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar with an interagency delegation from December 2 – 20.  He will meet with Afghan government officials and other interested parties to … Continue reading US Department of State News: Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad Travel to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Russia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Belgium, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar

Missouri Political News: Senator Bill Eigel Receives Tax Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement in State Tax Reform

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Missouri State Senator Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, was recognized by the Tax Foundation for his efforts to simplify and reform the Missouri state tax code. The Tax Foundation, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a national non-profit, non-partisan research organization that generally favors lower taxation.  In October, Sen. Eigel received the organization’s … Continue reading Missouri Political News: Senator Bill Eigel Receives Tax Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement in State Tax Reform

Missouri Political News: Senator Sandy Crawford Chosen As Missouri Senate Majority Caucus Whip

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Missouri State Senator Sandy Crawford, R-Buffalo, has been selected by her peers to serve as caucus whip during the 100th General Assembly. “This is an extremely high honor,” Sen. Crawford said.  “To be chosen as majority whip, only a year into my time as a Missouri senator, is a task I … Continue reading Missouri Political News: Senator Sandy Crawford Chosen As Missouri Senate Majority Caucus Whip