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

4 days 11 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Senior Running Back Jared Rennick. He carried the ball 19 times for 197 yards and two touchdowns in Friday's 34-12 win over St. Clair. Jared also wrestles and he is a good student with a 3.0 GPA. His favorite football team other than the Blue Jays is the Missouri Tigers.
Favorite Subject: History

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 3 days ago

August 9, 2014, will forever be marked in the history books as the date Michael Brown was shot by a Ferguson police officer.

It is the aftermath of that event, however, which history will forever remember. The protesters, the looters, the agitators, the Hands Up Don't Shoot movement, the dramatic announcement of the grand jury, the buildings up in flames. In the process, the community and image of Ferguson was destroyed.

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SPORTS CORNER

8 hours 32 min ago

The Cardinals make the final stop on their three-city road trip tonight in San Francisco. The play the first of three against the Giants at 9:15 p.m., with Michael Wacha seeking his 16th win for St. Louis. San Francisco starts Mike Leake, who is 9-and-6 on the year.