GOP legislators support Kinder’s letter to Obama

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Over 100 Missouri legislators signed on supporting Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder’s denunciation of President Barack Obama’s May 13 “Dear Colleague” letter directing schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their preferred gender.

Twenty Republican senators and 88 representatives signed on to the effort for Obama to rescind the letter, which Kinder says is a "blatant attempt to change established law."


Kinder asks Obama to rescind ‘Dear Colleague’ letter

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder released a letter Tuesday which he is sending to President Barack Obama. The letter asks the President to rescind a recent “Dear Colleague” letter from the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice to public schools across the nation.

Kinder said the “Dear Colleague” letter attempts to dictate how Missouri public schools must run their facilities and programs to accommodate students who might claim transgender status.


KOLR10's Profile of Lt. Governor Peter Kinder

Peter Kinder is Missouri's current Lieutenant Governor. He was first elected in 2004 and is now in his third term. KOLR10's Grant Sloan has this profile of Peter Kinder.

While campaigning for Missouri Governor, Peter Kinder stresses the importance of conservative values like fiscal responsibility and protecting the second amendment.


Lt. Governor Peter Kinder Urges Koster, Nixon to Stand Up to Feds’ Abuse of Power

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Justice’s lawsuit against North Carolina over enforcement of the state’s so-called “bathroom law”:

“By inserting itself into North Carolina’s lawmaking, the Obama Justice Department is overstepping its authority in violation of the 10th Amendment to the Constitution. It justifies this overreach by unilaterally redefining federal anti-discrimination law, something only Congress has the authority to do. We saw this on the local level in February when the full force of the federal government was unleashed in a similar way on the city of Ferguson. The DOJ told Ferguson officials they could either accept an agreement the city couldn’t afford, or fight a lawsuit they couldn’t afford.


Missouri Republican candidate for governor backs North Carolina bathroom law

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri — Missouri Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder says he's backing North Carolina over a lawsuit to defend the state's so-called bathroom law.

Kinder on Tuesday said the U.S. Justice Department overstepped its authority by suing the state over the law.

At issue is a new law requiring transgender people to use public restrooms and showers corresponding to the sex on their birth certificate.


MG Property rights advocates to meet

The Mountain Grove Property Rights Coalition (PRC) will be meeting at the Mountain View Pizza Hut, 201 E 20th St., on Thursday, April 26 a bit earlier than usual. The meeting will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder will be sending some of his campaign team to speak about Kinder's upcoming primary election for Republican candidate for governor.

Doreen Hannes, co-chair for the PRC says, "The PRC doesn't actually endorse candidates for office, but I personally do endorse Peter Kinder for governor. Kinder has been actively advocating against overreach from both federal and state agencies on the issue of private property rights."


GUEST COLUMN: 'Charter school students will pay price for St. Louis School District’s greed'

On April 11, the St. Louis school district filed a lawsuit claiming the state has overpaid the charter schools in St. Louis and asserting that all the desegregation tax revenue should pour into the St. Louis Public School District. If the school district prevails, the state could demand charter schools repay the estimated $50 million in tax revenue, financially devastating those schools.

Incredibly, the legal action occurred less than a week after St. Louis voters approved a tax levy increase – a proposal supported by the city’s charter schools – that will bring in an additional $28 million annually to the district.


Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder on SJR 39: ‘Let the people decide’

Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder on Tuesday night testified in support of SJR 39, a measure that if approved by the Legislature would allow Missouri voters the opportunity to decide whether the state constitution should be amended to protect Missourians’ religious freedoms.

Kinder’s testimony was part of a five-hour hearing before the House Emerging Issues Committee.


Peter Kinder on This Week in Missouri Politics

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder joined Scott Faughn as the featured guest on This Week in Missouri Politics to discuss his campaign for governor, support from inside Missouri, Stan Kroenke and the departure of the Rams, the state of the St. Louis economy, and his opponents on the trail.