Empower Missouri Adds Lobbyists

Empower Missouri added a few lobbyists recently. Jeremy LaFaver, Sammy Panettiere and Jeff Brooks have all added registrations for the organization.  Empower’s executive director, Jeanette Mott Oxford, is out of the building as she completes physical therapy following hip surgery.

Meanwhile the organization is playing defense against some bills moving in the legislature.  HB 1443 and HB 1486 have them most concerned.

Their fear is that “most people don’t know the facts about SNAP or TANF – or poverty. Those who have comfortable lives don’t have to learn about such things. That creates a grave danger – when those who are not poor make policy for those who are literally struggling to survive.”


Originally in April 5 MOScout.