Category: House

Kendrick files bill to alleviate student debt

Kendrick files bill to alleviate student debt

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The student loan crisis has taken a central role in the Democratic presidential campaign, namely because Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has vowed to make college tuition free. However, his opponent,...

Mitten wants to bar statewide candidates from chairing committees

Mitten wants to bar statewide candidates from chairing committees

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Rep. Gina Mitten, D-St. Louis, today filed legislation that would prohibit lawmakers from chairing House or Senate committees while running for statewide office. Mitten believes the combination of the committee chairman...

Alferman, Republicans push last voter ID measure through House

Alferman, Republicans push last voter ID measure through House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – While House Democrats used nearly an hour-and-a-half to debate photo voter ID for the second day in a row, Republicans passed Rep. Justin Alferman’s, HB 1631, bill on the subject,...

Lobbyist gift bill heads to the House, campaign committee bill stagnates

Lobbyist gift bill heads to the House, campaign committee bill stagnates

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – While another major piece of ethics legislation will move onto the House chamber, albeit after much discussion about expensive orchids, another has been put on ice. In the committee process,...