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Hourly Updates: The Senate

Hourly Updates: The Senate

During the last two weeks of the session, The Missouri Times will be bringing you hourly updates of all floor activity of each chamber. Below is all the floor activity beginning in the Senate from Monday, May 1, and on. Friday, May 12, 2017 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sen. Kehoe moves that the Senate

Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick speaks on HB 288, his bill on unemployment compensation.

House and Senate remain at odds over senior services, Missouri’s disabled and elderly at risk

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With less than 24 hours to come to an agreement on how to fund nursing care for roughly 8,000 elderly and disabled Missourians, it seems that the House and the Senate have reached an impasse. The Senate, while working late last week to approve the state’s $27.8 billion budget, also passed

Rocky Miller

Miller joins three-pronged race for House Majority Floor Leader

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Representative Rocky Miller, R- Lake Ozark, is the latest member of the Missouri House to announce his intent to run for the seat of House majority floor leader. Miller announced his intent with a letter to his colleagues on Thursday, saying that he would like to help keep moving Missouri forward.

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Hundreds of jobs in Missouri’s bootheel at stake as session winds down

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –With less than 48 hours left until the end of the legislative session, the entire bootheel is watching the Missouri State Capitol. If an economic development bill passes, it’s likely to green light approximately 300 jobs that would replace the hundreds of jobs lost when the Noranda plant in New Madrid County

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PSC finds compromise in KCPL rate case, still says they lack authority on EV stations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Kansas City Power & Light will receive an electric rate increase thanks to a decision by the Missouri Public Service Commission on their rate request. The PSC this week ruled that KCPL should receive a rate increase of $32.5 million to reflect their increased costs of providing service to more than

Sen. Paul Wieland

Port authority bill, now turned economic development omnibus, heads to conference

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Several bills have been lined up, waiting for conference committees to work out the differences between the Missouri House and Senate. A few of these bills currently on that list arrived there after the House took pleasure in attaching amendment after amendment to the legislation, a message to the Senate. And while

Gov. Eric Greitens and Rep. Kirk Mathews work to fill sandbags in preparation of flooding in the Show-Me State. (Facebook Photo)

Will Missouri be declared a federal disaster zone? It all depends on Trump

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The state of Missouri is still in the process of recovering from deadly flooding that roared through the state last week, but the question on the minds of many is this: will a federal disaster be declared? The Show-Me State has expended all available resources to provide relief to those affected

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