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

Emery, Romine spar over utility bill in morning inquiry

Emery, Romine spar over utility bill in morning inquiry

Jefferson City, Mo. – The debate and filibuster over a proposed utility bill in the Missouri Senate continue to make appearances on the floor. SB 190 was brought forth once again on Wednesday morning for perfection, with the sponsor of the bill and the lead opponent exchanging words on the controversial legislation. Sen. Ed Emery

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Emery’s grid modernization bill begins trip through Senate perfection gauntlet

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Senate’s latest endeavor might be the most contentious item they will debate on this session. The chamber on Tuesday morning took up for the first time Sen. Ed Emery’s SB 190, a bill focused on adjusting ratemaking rules and implementing grid modernization in the Show-Me State. Sen. Gary Romine

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

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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This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of March 20

Gov. Eric Greitens this week made headlines with his explicit endorsement of the American Health Care Act, also known as Trumpcare after President Donald Trump, the health insurance plan which would repeal large portions of the Affordable Care Act and replace it with new rules and regulations. As of the writing and reporting of this article,

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Large companies and businesses could benefit from Emery’s SB 190

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In past sessions, there has been a stalemate between some business and utility interests over grid modernization legislation. However, intense negotiations this session have brought many business groups on board supporting Senator Emery’s SB 190 that would see Missouri’s utility grid brought up standards seen in the rest of the country.

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Senate postpones confirming gubernatorial appointments over Greitens’ executive order

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s legislators managed to pass through a number of items during the final week of session before spring break, but one thing that went unnoticed by many was the Senate’s decision to postpone the confirmation of any gubernatorial appointments. It may sound like an innocuous event, given that the postponement was

Speaker Todd Richardson and Eric Greitens at the Federalist Society's Capitol Forum Jan. 23, 2017.

House and Senate accomplishments (so far) in the 2017 session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Thus far, the 2017 legislative session has seen multiple wins for the supermajority Republican caucus as major pieces of labor and tort reform have found their way to the governor’s desk with a chief executive eager to sign them. “We’re thrilled to get to Spring Break week having delivered on a

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GOP leaders tout successes in legislative session as spring break arrives

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri lawmakers wrapped up several items before packing up and heading home from the State Capitol Thursday, anxiously waiting for the chance to recharge before returning for the final stretch of the legislative session. Republicans famously rolled right-to-work outs the first bill to move through both chambers, which Gov. Eric Greitens

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Senate passes Wasson’s job training bill before Spring Break

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Hours before leaving the Capitol for the start of Spring Break, the Missouri Senate took a final vote on a job training bill they had been working on throughout the week. Sen. Jay Wasson, R-Nixa, filed SB 10, which seeks to modify parts of the Missouri Works and Missouri Works Training programs,

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