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Schaaf, Fitzpatrick headed towards collision course on managed care

Schaaf, Fitzpatrick headed towards collision course on managed care

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Rob Schaaf has made his opposition to managed care expansion well-known on this session, often speaking against the rollout of a new deal negotiated in 2015 to provide managed care to Missourians not located along the I-70 corridor. However, he reached a new pitch Thursday when he had strong words for

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This Week in the General Assembly: April 10, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – This week, the House and Senate finally completed what has been a months-long venture as they finally agreed and passed the highly-watched HB 130, better known as the Uber/Lyft bill. The Senate finally signed off on the legislation Wednesday, creating a statewide framework for transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft.

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Rep. Engler comments on the race for next Speaker of the House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Representative Kevin Engler was invited onto this week’s episode of the #MoLeg Podcast to give his opinions and perception on the current matters pressing in Missouri government, most notably the next race for Speaker of the House. According to a recent poll, the Missouri Times audience wanted to hear about the

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Senate passes Rehder’s PDMP bill with major changes

Kraus leads opposition to PDMP as Schaaf receives desired changes JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Rob Schaaf may have famously ended his long, deep opposition to Rep. Holly Rehder’s prescription drug monitoring plan (PDMP) bill, but that did not mean the rest of the Senate would step aside so easily. Yet after four hours of

Rep. Kirk Mathews on the House floor in January. (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Uber bill breaks through General Assembly, headed to governor’s desk

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After years of effort by members of the Legislature, the Uber bill has found its way to the governor’s desk. The House passed Rep. Kirk Mathews’ HB 130, a bill that creates a statewide regulatory framework for transportation networking companies, by a massive 144-7 margin Thursday afternoon. For a bill that

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Eigel: “We’re going to have a discussion about transportation, one way or another”

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Republican Sen. Bill Eigel may have suffered the first defeat in his legislative career, but he has no intentions of taking it lying down. The freshman senator from St. Charles’ bill concerning transportation funding failed to pass during an executive session vote in Thursday morning’s meeting of the Senate Transportation, Infrastructure

Sen. Bob Onder speaks at the Emerging Issues Hearing on SJR 39. (Tim Curtis/The Missouri Times)

Uber bill gets initial approval in Senate, destined for trip back to House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Bob Onder won a major breakthrough on legislation to establish a statewide framework for transportation network companies (TNCs). The Senate perfected Rep. Kirk Mathews’ HB 130 by a wide 30-1 margin Tuesday afternoon after weeks of work between Onder and Sen. Paul Wieland to compromise on the legislation. “Missourians have waited

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MTC funding cuts could be sore spot for both St. Louis and legislators

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri state lawmakers are looking at making majors cuts in funding to the Missouri Technology Corporation (MTC), and it’s leaving a bad taste in some legislators’ mouths. “I understand that a lot of these companies are what are driving the engine that are actually helping the state in a certain realm,” Sen.

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Organization continues touting charter schools across state

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri held two forums Monday with lawmakers in Columbia and Macon to emphasize new school choice options which could come about thanks to the passage of Rep. Rebecca Roeber’s charter school bill. Rep. Tim Remole spoke in Macon and Rep. Chuck Basye and Sen. Caleb Rowden

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