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

3 days 10 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Senior Bethany Coons. Bethany finished the basketball season at Union averaging 11 points and eight assists per game. Coach Dusty Weiskopf says Bethany is good at handling the basketball and teams would find it difficult to press Union when Bethany was in the game because of her lateral movement. When combining her scoring and assist averages, Bethany was contributing about 25 points per game.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

6 days 6 hours ago

Whether it was simply a matter of academic discussion or a trial balloon floated and exploded, President Obama's comments on mandatory voting surely has folks talking.

They should.

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SPORTS CORNER

8 hours 8 min ago

The NCAA Tournament regional semifinals begin Thursday with a quartet of games.