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Rep. Don Rone speaks on the House floor May 11, 2017 (Photo Courtesy of Tim Bommel/HOUSE COMMS)

Rone says ‘in the Bootheel, a deal is a deal’ on special session language

Rone says ‘in the Bootheel, a deal is a deal’ on special session language

NEW MADRID, Mo. — As anticipation builds toward Monday at 4:00 p.m. when the Gov. Eric Greitens has set for a special legislative session to allow the General Assembly the opportunity to pass legislation that would provide the Public Service Commission more opportunities to attract industry to Missouri, rumors and posturing have begun to swirl. As

State Auditor Nicole Galloway details the findings of her Single Statewide Audit April 4, 2017 (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Auditor, MATA urge Greitens to veto SB 43 over ‘Whistleblower Protection Act’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The opposition to Senate Bill 43, a bill relating to workplace discrimination, was fierce during the 2017 legislative session. Opponents of the bill, including the ACLU, the NAACP, as well as a number of legislators, said that if it were passed into law, it would undermine civil rights protections, allow for

Rep. Robert Cornejo chairs the House Committee on General Laws during a hearing on a proposed ridesharing law.

Cornejo to donate per diem from special session

ST. PETERS, Mo. – Rep. Robert Cornejo will donate his per diem from the upcoming special session to a local charity for senior benefits. The representative, who announced his bid to run for House Speaker last week, said in an email message to supporters and constituents that he would be giving the money he earns

Rep. Randy Dunn gavels the chamber in his final day in the Missouri General Assembly May 12, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Tim Bommel/HOUSE COMMS)

Dunn to resign from office, pursue community development career

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Rep. Randy Dunn, D-Kansas City, officially announced Thursday he will resign his office effective May 31. “The decision to leave was certainly a bittersweet one and it was not an easy decision for me to make,” Dunn told The Missouri Times. “Despite serving in the superminority, I loved the work I

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Greitens calls special session next week to pass steel mill bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens called a special session of the legislature to convene next week over only one bill: Rep. Don Rone’s steel mill bill. The special session will begin Monday, May 22 at 4 p.m. In a statement, Greitens said the Missouri General Assembly had unfinished business after the regular session.

Gov. Eric Greitens signs right-to-work into law Feb. 6. 2017 (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Five topics that may prompt Greitens to call a special session

Gov. Eric Greitens hinted heavily at his end of session press conference that the Missouri General Assembly will come back for a special session. He gave the legislature an “incomplete” grade in answer to a question of how he would rate his own performance in his first legislative session as governor, and he uttered a

Rep. Don Rone speaks on the House floor May 11, 2017 (Photo Courtesy of Tim Bommel/HOUSE COMMS)

Rone seeking special session to attract smelter to Bootheel

PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. – In a final legislative week full of huge moments, perhaps no moment stood out quite like Rep. Don Rone’s emotional floor speech Thursday evening while he attached an amendment to SB 124. The amendment would give the Public Service Commission the ability to negotiate a lower electric rate for a company considering

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Senate’s final hours of session saw a PQ and budget win

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The final hours of the legislative session could be described as a chaotic and dysfunctional end to an abnormal session, as both parties utilized the extremes of the rules in a legislative session that saw extreme victories for Republicans on huge pieces of legislation and infighting that killed several smaller bills.

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