Category: Senate

Earnings tax challenge may have new legal backing

Earnings tax challenge may have new legal backing

ST. LOUIS – As legislation was pre-filed last week, Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, offered what may be one of the most talked about bills in the upcoming session. After St. Louis and Kansas City...

Kraus seeks to focus on integrity of elections

Kraus seeks to focus on integrity of elections

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, pre-filed two bills for the 2016 legislative session aimed at preventing fraud throughout the elections process. The two bills would broaden investigatory and prosecutorial authority...

Planned Parenthood earns a small victory in keeping license at Columbia affiliate

Planned Parenthood earns a small victory in keeping license at Columbia affiliate

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Columbia Planned Parenthood affiliate at the center of scrutiny by a Missouri Senate committee scored a win in federal court Wednesday. Judge Nanette K. Laughrey ruled she would block an...

Schmitt announces reform package for more disclosure on higher education classes

Schmitt announces reform package for more disclosure on higher education classes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, plans on making course materials at public universities more accessible to the public. Schmitt announced the series of reforms to higher education Wednesday, which would make...

Schaefer keeps promise, focuses on St. Louis and Kansas City earnings tax

Schaefer keeps promise, focuses on St. Louis and Kansas City earnings tax

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Although the override of HB 722 made it impossible for municipalities to increase their minimum wage, one senator will look to make good on a promise he made to Kansas City...

Schmitt pre-files bill to continue municipal court reforms

Schmitt pre-files bill to continue municipal court reforms

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, has filed a bill that will build upon last session’s SB5, which limited the amount of revenue municipalities could derive from traffic fines and court costs....

Senator Onder Pre-files Legislation for the 2016 Session   

Senator Onder Pre-files Legislation for the 2016 Session  

    JEFFERSON CITY – Today, Senator Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, pre-filed three pieces of priority legislation for the 2016 legislative session.  The first bill filed strengthens ethics laws in Missouri by ending...

Kraus announces voter ID as a top priority

Kraus announces voter ID as a top priority

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, plans to file a joint resolution and a bill regarding voter identification Tuesday when pre-filing begins for the upcoming legislative session. Kraus said passing the...