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McCaskill expresses food desert frustration, seeks action

Sen. Claire McCaskill, who’s on an extensive agriculture tour around Missouri, said that she can be out talking to hog farmers and chicken ranchers about their successes one day, yet the next she’s hearing about people’s inability to get healthy food.

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Missouri GOP makes scholarship ban for students brought into country illegally a priority of veto session

When the Missouri General Assembly returns to the Capitol on Sept. 16, lawmakers will debate a bill vetoed earlier this year by Gov. Jay Nixon that would ban students whose parents entered the country without legal permission from being eligible for the state’s A+ Scholarship Program. “I can’t rationalize in my head why we would reward somebody who is breaking the law,” says state Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick, a Shell Knob Republican.

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