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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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April Quarterly Reports: The Missouri House of Representatives

April 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Here are the quarterly reports of the Missouri House of Representatives. Below you’ll find the cash-on-hand (COH) for every representative, as well as what they raised during the quarter. The representatives are listed in numerical order according to district. District Representative COH Raised 1 Mike Thomson $44,254.13 $250.00 2 Casey […]

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April Quarterly Reports: The Missouri Senate

April 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Here are the quarterly reports of the Missouri Senate. Below you’ll find the cash-on-hand (COH) for every senator as well as what they raised during the quarter. The senators are listed in numerical order according to district, and does not include vacancies.   Scott Sifton (D) COH: $150,380.21  Raised: $45,112.43 Gary Romine (R) COH: $46244.61 […]

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Deer breeders target Conservation Department in legislative push

April 14, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Whitetail Breeders and Hunting Ranch Association held an event in the capitol today to urge lawmakers to support the re-classification of deer across the state as “livestock.” Breeders largely argue that their animals should be regulated under the Missouri Department of Agriculture, which oversees […]

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Criminal Code re-write moving closer to Nixon’s desk

April 14, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Both chambers in the Missouri General Assembly have passed a version of the massive rewrite to the state’s criminal code, and sending it to Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk is mostly a matter of reconciling small differences according to bill sponsors and stakeholders. Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, […]

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Five Weeks Left: RTW uncertain, student transfers to take center stage, criminal code moving forward

April 11, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — With only five weeks left in the legislative session, lawmakers are now in a race against the clock to move individual and caucus priorities to Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk before the end of session on May 16. In these final weeks, some of the biggest issues […]

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Sales tax increase amendment passes House, to face stiffer opposition in Senate

April 10, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – A bill with a constitutional amendment that would — with voter approval — add a 1 percent sales tax for Missouri Department of Transportation projects was passed, 96-53, in the House on Wednesday. Rep. Dave Hinson, R-St. Clair, sponsored the bill. Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, […]

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Right-to-Work fails to get 82 votes in house

April 09, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Today the house failed to get the 82 votes required for final passage of the controversial “Right-to-Work” legislation. The bill was perfected today in the House by a vote of 78-68, lacking a majority of the full house and marking a blow for Right-to-Work proponents. Speaker […]

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