Samantha Dietel

Samantha Dietel

Samantha Dietel is a state government reporter for the Columbia Missourian.

Red-flag gun laws targeted by bill pushed Missouri Republican legislator

By: - February 23, 2023

The Missouri Senate General Laws Committee heard testimony Wednesday about a bill that would create the Anti-Red Flag Gun Seizure Act. Red flag gun laws allow courts, when petitioned, to bar individuals deemed a threat to themselves or others from owning firearms. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, seeks to prevent federal […]

Missouri House advances workforce bill modeled on Ohio’s TechCred

By: - February 22, 2023

An effort to reimburse Missouri employers for helping to expand the skills of their workers was inspired by the success of an Ohio program. Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted told the Missourian that TechCred, Ohio’s upskill credentials program, has funded over 57,000 awards since its inception in 2019. Husted is the director of the Ohio […]