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Rep. Holly Rehder argues for the apssage of the right-to-work bill she carried in the House Feb. 2, 2017. (Courtesy of Tim Bommel/House Communications)

Rehder fends off most changes to PDMP bill as House perfects

Rehder fends off most changes to PDMP bill as House perfects

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House perfected Rep. Holly Rehder’s bill to establish a prescription drug monitoring plan (PDMP) after roughly three hours of deliberation and debate. A vote to pass the bill will likely come during Thursday’s session. The bill, which would create a program to track individuals’ purchases of prescription opiates, has faced

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Parties battle over advancing alcohol measure

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two distinct groups of alcohol retailers and distributors are fighting over Rep. Robert Cornejo’s bill to allow retailers that sell alcohol, including grocery stores, bars and restaurants and liquor stores to advertise the price of their products. Cornejo’s bill was voted out of the House Legislative Oversight Committee Monday and now

House Budget Committee (Photo courtesy of Tim Bommel, Missouri House Communications)

House committee puts final touches on budget

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House Budget Committee took the next step in moving the state’s budget forward on Tuesday night. In a crowded room, lawmakers managed to advance all of the operating bills to the House after more than six hours of putting the final touches on Missouri’s more than $27 billion budget.

Gov. Eric Greitens announces his pick for the new COO. PHOTO/THE MISSOURI TIMES - BEN PETERS

As other states reconsider Medicaid expansion, Missouri Republicans stand firmly opposed

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – While several red states have decided to review whether or not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) following the failure of Congress last week to repeal and replace the controversial law, Republican leaders in Missouri have made it known Medicaid expansion will not take place in the Show-Me

The 99th Missouri House of Representatives takes the oath as session begins on Wednesday, Jan. 4th.

House passes gift ban for local government officials, ticket resale bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following a week off for the legislative spring break, the Missouri House returned Monday afternoon to pass another ethics bill. Unlike the previous ethics bill passed thourgh the House this session, this one puts rules and provisions onto locally elected officials. HB 229, sponsored by Rep. Shamed Dogan, R-Ballwin, seeks to

House Committee on General Laws hears eight bills on ethics reform on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017

House Rules Committee approves 26 bills, including personhood amendment and alcohol advertising

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House Committee on Rules-Legislative Oversight voted on a large number of bills in the first meeting following the legislative spring break. Committee members returned on Monday afternoon, taking just 31 minutes to pass 26 pieces of legislation out of committee. The first bill to receive approval from the committee

Sen. Ed Emery testifies on his bill SB 98 Feb. 21, 2017.

Emery’s collateral source bill faces further hurdles despite early passage through Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Ed Emery’s collateral source rule change bill made it through the Senate in February and it finally received a hearing in the Special House Committee on Litigation Reform Monday afternoon. But even while Republicans in both chambers have supported the tort reform measure, SB 31 could still be in jeopardy.

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Five Questions with… Rep. Hannah Kelly

With the legislative session taking a week-long hiatus for spring break, we sat down with five of the new freshmen legislators to discuss their perspectives after working in the Capitol for the first half of session. The fifth and final piece in this Q&A series features five questions with Rep. Hannah Kelly, R-Mountain Grove. The Missouri

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Five Questions with… Rep. Mark Ellebracht

With the legislative session taking a week-long hiatus for spring break, we sat down with five of the new freshmen legislators to discuss their perspectives after working in the Capitol for the first half of session. The fourth piece in this Q&A series features five questions with Rep. Mark Ellebracht, D-Liberty. The Missouri Times: What

Rep. Nick Schroer testifies before a committee. (Facebook Photo/Nick Schroer for State Representative)

Five Questions with… Rep. Nick Schroer

With the legislative session taking a week-long hiatus for spring break, we sat down with five of the new freshmen legislators to discuss their perspectives after working in the Capitol for the first half of session. The third piece in this Q&A series features five questions with Rep. Nick Schroer, R-O’Fallon. The Missouri Times: We’ve

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