Emma Murphy

Emma Murphy

Emma Murphy is a state government reporter for the Columbia Missourian.

Missouri House gives initial approval for stricter sex trafficking laws

By: - March 8, 2023

Missouri’s laws surrounding the trafficking of minors might be changing after a bill received initial approval by legislators Tuesday. House members debated a bill proposed by Rep. Jeff Coleman, R-Grain Valley, that would modify the offense of “enticing a child.” The current statute defines a victim as a child less than 15 years old, but […]

Tax incentives for concerts and filming approved by Missouri Senate

By: - February 28, 2023

A bill that would incentivize TV series, movies and live entertainment tours to come to Missouri won 20-12 approval Monday by the Senate. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg, would offer tax credits to qualified motion media production projects filming in Missouri as part of the “Show MO Act.” The bill caps the […]