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Paycheck Protection heard in Senate

April 23, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — So-called “paycheck protection” legislation that would be placed on the 2014 ballot if approved was heard in a senate committee today, marking another step in the fight between labor leaders and conservative Republicans. Rep. Holly Rehder, R-Sikeston, presented her bill before the senate. Upon voter approval, […]

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Republicans begin impeachment hearings

April 23, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Waxing poetic about executive overreach, Republican lawmakers held a hearing today in the House Judiciary Committee introducing articles of impeachment against Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon. Three Republican lawmakers filed articles of impeachment against the governor for various offenses. Rep. Nick Marshall, R-Parkville, filed his resolution after […]

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Koster’s office reviewing Kraus call for opinion on gun nullification

April 22, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – Following Sen. Will Kraus’ request earlier this week that Attorney General Chris Koster submit an official opinion on the language contained in Senate Bill 613 and House Bill 1493, which call for the nullification of federal gun laws, the Attorney General’s office told The Missouri Times, […]

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Nixon, Republicans, spar over “error” in tax cut bill

April 22, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Looking to drum up support for a veto, Gov. Jay Nixon dispatched top administration brass today to tell reporters that a provision of the tax cut bill on his desk would eliminate 97 percent of all income taxes and reduce the state’s general revenue budget by […]

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Diehl Predicts Nixon Fear Tactics

April 21, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Recently, the Missouri Times interviewed House Republican Majority Floor Leader John Diehl about SB509 and the ensuing battle between the legislature and Governor Jay Nixon over this historic tax cut legislation.   TMT: Republican leadership in both chambers identified cutting taxes as a priority for this session and last week […]

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Four weeks left: School transfers, sales taxes to take stage

April 21, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — With only a month left in the legislative session, House and Senate lawmakers are narrowing focus to a handful of priorities to send to Gov. Jay Nixon. Among the biggest priorities from leadership in both chambers: student transfers and sales tax increases. After sending Nixon a […]

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Schieffer speaks out on Ameren propety tax protests

April 18, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – Rep. Ed Schieffer spoke yesterday about Ameren withholding monies from schools in 16 different counties.  Schieffer spoke in front of a crowd of mostly reporters and had large visual elements on display to support his claims, including enlarged copy of a check from Ameren to Boone […]

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Where Republicans could find the votes for ‘right-to-work’

April 17, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Corrected: The printed version of this article incorrectly listed Rep. Bart Korman as a vote against Right-to-Work and a vote in favor of Paycheck Protection. Korman’s votes are correctly attributed in this version. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. —  If Missouri House Republicans can sustain their current 78 votes in favor of […]

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Medical hemp extract poised for passage

April 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Marijuana advocates are calling it a first step toward legal medical marijuana. But the bill sponsors say the language is far narrower. With no opposition and several friendly hearings, a bill allowing access to a specific hemp extract to treat intractable epilepsy could become the first […]

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Republicans send tax cut to Nixon

April 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — House Republicans told reporters today they believe they are poised to override a potential gubernatorial veto of their a tax cut bill, paving the way for another potentially bitter fight between Gov. Jay Nixon and Republicans in the Capitol. Last year, 15 House Republicans joined Democrats […]

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