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Weigh station bill dies on House floor despite FBI inquiry

Weigh station bill dies on House floor despite FBI inquiry

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The latest victim in ongoing push vs. shove taking place in the Missouri Capitol is Rep. T.J. Berry’s HB 306. The bill, which sought to address concerns about conflicts of interest in Missouri’s weigh station industry, was defeated in the Missouri House by a vote of 60-82 on Thursday afternoon. The

Sen. Rob Schaaf announces he will no longer oppose Rep. Holly Rehder's PDMP bill April 4, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Schaaf raises stakes in managed care fight

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On a point of personal privilege, Sen. Rob Schaaf admonished the Senate, Gov. Eric Greitens and the House Budget Committee in his continued one-man struggle against the state’s managed care expansion plan. For weeks, Schaaf has admonished the House’s budgeting process for the specifics of how managed care will be expanded, and

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Beyond the Drama: HELP vs. Drivewyze

There are endless rumors every year of FBI investigations and inquiries as the legislative session progresses and lawmakers’ bills begin to die. This year, not only were the rumors true, but FBI agents reportedly showed up to a House committee hearing. There is always drama at the end of a legislative session, add in the

Sen. Rob Schaaf filibusters PDMP legislation. May 12, 2016

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Schaaf boots House bills off of Senate consent calendar

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Rob Schaaf made a shocking move in the Senate Wednesday afternoon when he requested each House bill on the Senate consent calendar be removed from that calendar. The effect of those bills coming off of the consent calendar, designed to streamline the legislative process on bills widely-agreed upon, could muck

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Galloway puts Department of Revenue in crosshairs with subpoena

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has issued a subpoena to the Missouri Department of Revenue in an effort to force them to turn over information concerning their management of income tax refunds. Galloway’s office issued the subpoena late Wednesday morning after they reportedly waited more than six weeks for the requested

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Schaaf, Fitzpatrick headed towards collision course on managed care

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Rob Schaaf has made his opposition to managed care expansion well-known on this session, often speaking against the rollout of a new deal negotiated in 2015 to provide managed care to Missourians not located along the I-70 corridor. However, he reached a new pitch Thursday when he had strong words for

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Rep. Engler comments on the race for next Speaker of the House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Representative Kevin Engler was invited onto this week’s episode of the #MoLeg Podcast to give his opinions and perception on the current matters pressing in Missouri government, most notably the next race for Speaker of the House. According to a recent poll, the Missouri Times audience wanted to hear about the

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Senate passes Rehder’s PDMP bill with major changes

Kraus leads opposition to PDMP as Schaaf receives desired changes JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Rob Schaaf may have famously ended his long, deep opposition to Rep. Holly Rehder’s prescription drug monitoring plan (PDMP) bill, but that did not mean the rest of the Senate would step aside so easily. Yet after four hours of

Rep. Kirk Mathews on the House floor in January. (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Uber bill breaks through General Assembly, headed to governor’s desk

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After years of effort by members of the Legislature, the Uber bill has found its way to the governor’s desk. The House passed Rep. Kirk Mathews’ HB 130, a bill that creates a statewide regulatory framework for transportation networking companies, by a massive 144-7 margin Thursday afternoon. For a bill that

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