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Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, presents his gas tax increase bill to the Senate Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee Jan. 13, 2016. TRAVIS ZIMPFER/THE MISSOURI TIMES

Legislation would move public notices online and out of newspapers

Legislation would move public notices online and out of newspapers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Three bills in the General Assembly could change how the citizens of Missouri hear about public hearings, home foreclosures and other public notices. Sen. Doug Libla’s SB 47 would create a state website under the Secretary of State’s office where public notices would be posted rather than in local newspapers, while

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Emery’s bills look to modernize Missouri utility grids and rate adjustments

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With talks of reform echoing throughout the Capitol in the wake of a new administration, one area of reform that has been quietly in the works is that of regulatory reform for utility infrastructure. A recent report issued by the Senate Interim Committee on Utility Regulation and Infrastructure Investment (SIRI) found

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Sater’s plan to cut Medicaid costs questioned by health care groups

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The American health care system is on the precipice of massive change, and Sen. David Sater believes he has a bill capable of helping Missouri get ahead of the curve. SB 28 would require the Department of Social Services to apply for a global waiver for MO HealthNet, the state’s health

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Brown presents labor reform bills to General Laws

Rehder’s right-to-work bill moves out of House committee JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After a House Committee heard Rep. Holly Rehder’s right-to-work bill Tuesday afternoon, it was the Senate’s turn to debate labor reform Wednesday. Sen. Dan Brown presented two bills to the Senate General Laws Committee: a right-to-work bill and a bill establishing “paycheck protection”

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Kraus offers tax cutting legislation to Ways and Means amid budget shortfall

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, presented two bills to the Senate Ways and Means Committee aimed at cutting taxes for corporations in the state. One was supported well by those who came to Jefferson City to testify, and one was not. First, SB 16 garnered praise from business organizations around the

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Nasheed drops out of St. Louis mayoral election

Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, announced Thursday night via social media she would drop out of the race for St. Louis mayor. Nasheed said the decision came after much deliberation and out of a desire to serve the city at the statewide level. “More than ever in our state’s history, we are beset with extreme

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Senate Leader Names Senate Committee Chairmen

Revamped Committees and Committee Assignments Also Announced for the 2017 Legislative Session JEFFERSON CITY— Senate Leader Ron Richard, R-Joplin, announced today 21 Senate committees that will hold public hearings and draft legislation this session. This year, the committees have been restructured to better hear testimony on the issues that are important to Missourians today. “As

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New senators sworn in for 2017-2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The victorious from November entered the Senate chambers to be sworn in as Missouri state senators Wednesday by Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, the president of the Senate, in what will be one of Kinder’s last acts as an elected official in the state. Sens. Caleb Rowden, Denny Hoskins, John Rizzo, Bill

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