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Maria Chappelle-Nadal

A state representative from rural Missouri won’t face any punishment for a controversial Facebook post he made last summer.

The House Ethics Committee considered sanctions against Rep. Warren Love, R-Osceola, for a Facebook post in which he said vandals who defaced a Confederate monument should be “hung from a tall tree with a long rope.”

Legislation is moving through the Missouri Senate that would strictly limit where Electronic Benefits Transfer, or EBT cards, can be used in the state. 

GOP Senator Will Kraus of Lee’s Summit is sponsoring the bill.  He says a new federal law that just took effect will ban EBT card use in casinos, liquor stores and adult entertainment venues.

“We’re taking that federal law (and) putting into state statute, but we’re also adding a few places:  amusement parks, entertainment events, athletic events, to purchase alcohol, tobacco (and) lottery tickets,” says Kraus.

Legislation filed in the Missouri Senate would require parents to notify their kids’ schools if they are gun owners.