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

5 days 1 hour ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Swimmer Michael Matthews from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Michael medalled in two events at the state swim meet at the St. Peters Rec-Plex. He took 7th in the 50-Yard Freestyle and 4th in the 100-Yard Butterfly. Michael also medalled in four events in the AAA Conference meet, helping Borgia secure the conference title.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

20 hours 39 min 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.

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SPORTS CORNER

20 hours 44 min ago

Max Pacioretty scored twice on his 26th birthday as the Canadiens cruised to a 4-1 win over the Blues at the Bell Centre. Vladimir Tarasenko scored the lone goal in the first period for St. Louis, which fell to 0-and-2 on its four-game road trip. Jake Allen allowed all four goals on 30 shots in the setback. The Blues skate in Ottawa tomorrow.