Downsizing State Government and Limiting Federal Involvement

State representative Dave Hinson from St. Clair is sponsoring legislation that aims at downsizing state government and limiting federal involvement. The proposal would require state agencies get approval from the state legislature before administrating, implementing, or expanding any federal program. Hinson says that health care exchange is a perfect example of the type of program he’s concerned with. Some democrats think the bill is purely political representative Brandon Ellington says “It seems like it’s not for the betterment of the citizens of Missouri in any way, shape or form. Where you’re talking about the legislative body becoming a hindrance to federal assistance and federal programs.” The committee has not voted on the proposal and is expected to offer a substitute.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

12 hours 10 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Owensville Sophomore Cross Country Runner Carter Bracato. Carter finished 13th in Class 3 with the best time of any local runner at state. He attacked the Oak Hill Golf Club Course in Jefferson City finishing with a time of 16:50.67, leading Owensville to a 6th place finish in the team standings.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 days 8 hours ago

I have just returned from spending four days in a guided silent retreat. The grace of silence is that it allows us to listen and reflect.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

10 hours 29 min ago

The 2014/15 local high school basketball season tips off tonight with the 62nd Annual Thanksgiving Tournament at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. The first two games of the tournament between Cardinal Ritter and Rockwood Summit and McCluer North and Carnahan have been postponed. The Washington/CBC game is now scheduled for 7:00. It will be broadcast live on KLPW-AM 1220.