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Holly Rehder Speaking to STLYRs

What is PDMP and Is It Right for Missouri?


House Representative Holly Rehder stopped by the St. Louis Young Republicans Meeting to talk about legislation she is working to pass known as the PDMP or Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. Many republicans are very divided on this issue. Holly as an ardent supporter of PDMP and gave reasoning for why she supports the legislation and why she believes privacy is not an issue with this legislation. Let us know what you think in the comments.

The bill, aimed at addressing the growing opioid epidemic through a database to check on prescriptions of certain addictive medications, has made a bit of headway recently as the Missouri Senate passed a version of the bill on April 13, 2017.  The bill will still be required to pass through the house as well as be signed into law by Governor Eric Greitens who has voiced support for the PDMP.

Rep. Holly Rehder, a Republican, represents parts of Scott, and Mississippi counties (District 148). She was elected to her first two-year term in November 2012.  More Information at house.mo.gov.

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YRs Head to Ferguson to Support Former President


On Saturday, St. Louis Young Republicans headed to Ferguson to show their support for former YR President and incumbent Mayor James Knowles.

In the video above, Knowles explains what he has done to better Ferguson during his term. For more information on volunteering, check out our Volunteer page and subscribe to our email list below.

Raising The Minimum Wage In Missouri: Who Decides?


Missouri House Representative Dean Plocher stopped by a recent St. Louis Young Republicans Meeting and gave updates of the happenings in the Missouri House. One topic that is fairly recent and a major issue in the St. Louis area is in regards to the city setting it’s own minimum wage well above the state minimum wage. Representative Plocher gave an update on house actions regarding fighting this initiative as well as the economics of why actions such as this should be opposed.

Dean Plocher is a representative in the Missouri House for district 89.  He is a member of multiple committees including Utilities, Economic Development, Special Committee on Urban Issues and the Subcommittee on Urban Community Economic Development.

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Adam Kazda Speaks With St. Louis Young Republicans

How Will The Debt Affect Future Generations?


Adam Kazda with Restore Accountability Guest Speaker Recap Video

Adam Kazda with Restore Accountability talked with the St. Louis Young Republicans in February on how the national debt will affect this and future generations as well as what can be done. Kazda spoke about the extent of out of control government spending and offered a few ways to put it into perspective.  The organization Kazda works with tries to find ways to educate millinials about the debt issues we face as well as help point out ways that we can curb the debt issues.  One of the main places where we can start is in areas everybody can agree on including waste, fraud and duplication.

Find out more about the debt and what action you can take to stop out of control spending at http://restoreaccountability.com.

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YRs Host Hospitality Suite at Lincoln Days

On Friday, the St. Louis Young Republicans hosted their first hospitality suite at the statewide Lincoln Days in Springfield.

200 jello shots, 3 punch bowls of Hurricane, and several games of Louisville Chugger later, we gained a few members and some memories.

The hit of the night was, of course, cannabis-friendly Reagan. Incredibly historically inaccurate, but hilarious.

Also, there was a clear winner.