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

6 days 20 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Borgia Freshman Golfer Thomas Alferman. Alferman is a member of the Borgia team that qualified for the state tournament at Silo Ridge in Boliver this week. In the district tournament at the Sullivan Country Club, Thomas shot a 13 over par 84 helping the team to a second place finish.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 days 17 hours ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

1 day 7 hours ago

Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Saturday in a game that was shortened to six innings because of inclement weather. Edinson Volquez (4-3) allowed two runs on four hits for Kansas