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Rep. Jon Carpenter (right) lobbies Rep. Mike Moon (left) to vote agaisnt an emergency clause on Rep. Jason Chipman's minimum wage bill March 9, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Minimum wage restriction passes through House

Minimum wage restriction passes through House

Emergency clause passes by the skin of its teeth JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House voted to pass a bill which would bar St. Louis, Kansas City, and other municipalities from raising their minimum wage above the state level, but not without a slight hiccup. When the House began voting for an emergency clause, several Republican

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Senate passes bills on illegal reentry, workers’ comp before end of week

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With the end of the week in sight, the Missouri Senate churned out and passed several bills Thursday morning. Following a long night of debating and amendments over HB 130, a bill that would allow transportation network companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft to operate throughout the state, the Senate returned

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New community college network seeks to build skilled workforce

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A new agreement between the state’s community colleges is looking to increase the availability of a skilled workforce in the Show-Me State and help the state’s economy grow. The Missouri Community College Workforce Development Network, signed by the heads of twelve different schools, aims to build a workforce to compete with

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Senate debates ridesharing bill days after Jefferson City approves Uber in capital city

Jefferson City, Mo. – Just two days after Uber received approval from Jefferson City to operate inside the city limits, the Missouri Senate has taken up HB 130 for a third reading. The legislation, passed out of the House in late January, seeks to give ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft the ability to operate

Darryl Chatman speaks with Sen. Brian Munzlinger after his confirmation hearing March 8, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Senate holds confirmation hearing for new UM curators

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Three prospective University of Missouri System Curators answered questions from the Senate Gubernatorial Appointments Committee, who continued to express their concerns with the state’s public higher education institution. Gov. Eric Greitens named Darryl Chatman, Jamie Farmer, and Jeff Layman to the board last month, and did so with the desire to

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House committee passes alcohol advertising bill, despite protests

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Just a week after stirring the proverbial pot in a House committee hearing, the controversial HB 433 passed through the committee despite a continued verbal battle Tuesday evening. The bill sponsored by Rep. Robert Cornejo, R-St. Peters, the chairman of the House Committee, would allow alcohol retailers to offer  “any coupon, premium,

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

House committee to vote on alcohol advertising bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri General Assembly seems to have taken a strong stance in the current legislative session when it comes to laws related to liquor. In fact, more than 20 bills have been filed in 2017 in relation to alcohol. One of the most contentious bills is HB 433, sponsored by Rep.

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay testifies in opposition to a bill that would invalidate the city's minimum wage increase March 6, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Slay defends St. Louis minimum wage increase in house committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay testified alongside several St. Louisans to oppose a measure explicitly designed to prevent the city’s minimum wage raise ordinance, approved last week by the Missouri Supreme Court, from going into effect. He waited alongside many of his constituents until 8 p.m. to testify before the House Rules

RELEASE: U.S. term limits resolution advances in Missouri Legislature

Jefferson City, MO – United for Missouri’s Executive Director Carl Bearden praised the Missouri State Senate’s Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions, and Ethics Committee for recommending passage of Missouri’s U.S. Term Limit concurrent resolution (SCR14). SCR14 applies to Congress for the calling of an Article V convention of states to propose an amendment to the United

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Republicans continue fight against STL minimum wage hike

Bills fast-tracked after last week’s MO Supreme Court decision JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two bills aimed at restricting minimum wage increases by the state’s political subdivisions filed last Wednesday by two House Republicans will have hearings Monday afternoon in the House Rules – Administrative Oversight Committee. Reps. Jason Chipman and Dan Shaul filed the legislation

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