ACLU urges Missouri Governor Nixon to veto a bill protecting worship services to protect freedom of speech. The Missouri Senate race is close. It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.
Nixon To Veto Worship Protection Bill
The American Civil Liberties Union wants Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to veto a bill that would make it a crime to disturb worship services in Missouri. If signed by the governor, the House of Worship Protection Act would make it a misdemeanor to use profane language, engage in, quote, “rude or indecent behavior,” or make loud disruptive noises inside or just outside any building where a worship service is being conducted. Supporters say it protects religious freedom, but opponents contend it limits free speech. Read more here.
Missouri Senate Race A Near Dead Heat
The contest for the U. S. Senate seat in Missouri held by Democrat Claire McCaskill is turning into a very tight one, both in the Republican primary and the November general election. The three GOP candidates are within five percentage points of each other in the primary, according to a study last week by Public Policy Polling. Find out more here.
Pipeline Companies Agree to Million-Dollar Penalty for Spills
Two Houston-based pipeline companies have agreed to pay a million dollars in civil penalties resulting from violations of the Clean Water Act. Listen to the story here.