Parson Plans To Shrink Missouri Economic Development Agency

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson wants to downsize the Department of Economic Development and move several hundred staffers to the Department of Higher Education. The Republican governor on Thursday signed executive orders for the state government reorganization. Parson says the goal is to pare back the Department of Economic Development’s responsibilities…

Missouri Sued Over Rules About Foster Parents Having Guns

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City couple is suing the state of Missouri over restrictions on their ownership of loaded firearms. James and Julie Attaway allege in the lawsuit that the Missouri Department of Social Services’ firearms policies violate their rights under the Missouri and U.S. constitutions. Missouri doesn’t prohibit foster parents from…

Germany Passes Brexit Law It May Never Need

LONDON (AP) — Germany’s parliament has approved legislation regulating a putative transition period following Britain’s departure from the European Union, a bill described as obsolete by an opposition lawmaker. Lawmakers passed legislation Thursday under which Britain would essentially still be treated as an EU member during the nearly two-year transition foreseen by the withdrawal agreement…