For Immediate Release
January 25, 2016
Contact: Andrew Whalen, (314) 384-9063,
Koster Applauds Democrats’ Legislative Priorities
Today, Attorney General Chris Koster released the following statement regarding the House and Senate Democrats announcement of this year’s legislative priorities:
“I applaud the members of the Senate and House Democratic caucuses for developing a bold legislative agenda for Missouri’s future. Their common sense plan prioritizes ensuring that every Missourian has an opportunity to achieve success and addresses some of our state’s most pressing challenges.
“This year is an opportunity for both parties to work together on bills that are overwhelmingly supported by the majority of Missourians, Democrats and Republicans alike.
“The broad bipartisan overlap on these issues makes me hopeful that we can make real progress on the announced agenda. On issues of equality, no workers should be discriminated against because of who they love or paid less simply because they are a woman. Boosting workers’ wages and promoting Missouri agriculture will not just help families but boost our economy. Creating a more transparent government by providing funding for body cameras and banning lobbyist gifts will help reconstitute a level of trust between the public and their government. Finally, the children of our state deserve to have their schools fully funded.
“I thank Senator Keaveny, Representative Hummel, and all our Democratic Senators and Representatives for their hard work and vision in putting together this agenda and look forward to working with them to make progress on these important issues.”