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Missouri lawmakers face off in REAL ID debates, but accomplish little

Missouri lawmakers face off in REAL ID debates, but accomplish little

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – While tension has been building among the Senate over the proposed REAL ID legislation in the past few days, it was the House that threw the first punches in the ring. What is REAL ID? The REAL ID Act was first brought about 2005, following the aftermath of 9/11, and was

Eigel This Week

Eigel proposes vast I-70 overhaul with GR funds

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Bill Eigel, R-St. Charles, announced an ambitious proposal Wednesday which would invest roughly a total of $2.7 billion over 10 years to pay for transportation infrastructure improvements. Most of that money, around $2.2. billion would be used to repair Interstate 70 and expand it to eight lanes from Wentzville to

Senators Chappelle-Nadal and Nasheed call on St. Louis Police Retirement System to divest from Russia

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following the abrupt resignation earlier this month of national security adviser Michael Flynn because of his ties with Russia, Missouri State Senators Maria Chappelle-Nadal and Jamilah Nasheed are calling on the St. Louis Police Retirement System to withdraw its more than $6.5 million in investments from Russian-based organizations. “The continued discovery

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

‘Bathroom bill,’ SB98, brings out crowd in committee

Legislation would require transgender students to use restroom of sex on birth certificate JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Last year, a Senate bill purporting to support religious liberty to prevent vendors from providing services for same-sex weddings became arguably the most infamous piece of legislation in the state after a 39-hour filibuster and a contentious House

Eigel This Week

Eigel to propose funding transportation through GR

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In the next weeks, Sen. Bill Eigel will present a bill he hope will help solve one of the state’s perennial problems: transportation infrastructure funding. Eigel’s bill, which is not yet officially filed, would seek to open up general revenue to pay for transportation needs and provide what he estimates to

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Holsman calls for $60 million in settlements to restore funding to Greitens’ budget cuts

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The state of Missouri received roughly $60 million from two lawsuit settlements in the past few weeks, and Sen. Jason Holsman says it should go to restoring some of the budget cuts proposed by Gov. Eric Greitens. The money comes from two settlements; $10 million comes from a multi-state settlement with the

Kehoe and Holsman on Floor

Holsman amendment waylays Senate leadership rule change

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Senate leadership suffered its second defeat in two weeks regarding an attempted rule change. Just a week after a vote on the right to recusal led to contentious visits from Gov. Eric Greitens, Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard had to table a resolution many senators saw as an attempt by

Gov. Eric Greitens in the Missouri Senate.

About Last Week: Behind the Senate’s Fight Over the Right of Recusal

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The State Senate ground to a halt Jan. 30 over a confluence of issues coming together to manifest themselves in a six-hour debate over whether a senator has the right to recuse themselves over a potential conflict of interest. Some stories are too complex to fit in a social media post, and this

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Hearing held on Munzlinger’s captive cervids bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Senate Agriculture, Food Production, and Outdoor Resources Committee heard testimony on a bill transferring oversight of captive cervids to the Department of Agriculture. Sen. Brian Munzlinger, who chairs the committee, presented SB 123, promoting it as a way for the state’s deer farms to more easily sell their products. “What

Kraus presser

Governor’s tax credit cutting committee starts to take form

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Will Kraus, the chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, was one of three senators at the end of last week to be named to Gov. Eric Greitens’ newly formed committee to audit the state’s tax credit system. Greitens says the Governor’s Committee on Simple, Fair and Low taxes

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