Category: Senate

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...

Nasheed plans to pre-file ‘ban the box’ legislation

Nasheed plans to pre-file ‘ban the box’ legislation

ST. LOUIS – One senator will look to bring the nationwide campaign to “ban the box” in Missouri again. In an email sent out Tuesday, Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, implored her supporters to sign a...

Majority Caucus Appoints Two Members to  New Positions

Majority Caucus Appoints Two Members to New Positions

Two New Deputy Whips Will Help Assist Caucus Whip   JEFFERSON CITY— Majority Caucus Whip, Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, has added two deputy whips to his team for the upcoming session. The Senator has...

Schmitt, Nasheed, Cornejo respond to lawsuit against SB 5

Schmitt, Nasheed, Cornejo respond to lawsuit against SB 5

ST. LOUIS – When SB 5 passed last spring with bipartisan support, it showed an effort by bill sponsor Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, and the rest of the legislature to curtail abuses of authority by...

Schaefer closes office due to death threats

Schaefer closes office due to death threats

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, closed his legislative office at the Capitol Tuesday after he and his staff received a death threat on the office’s voicemail. The audio of the call can...

Schaefer demands answers on latest MU Planned Parenthood pact

Schaefer demands answers on latest MU Planned Parenthood pact

COLUMBIA, Mo. – A new front appears to have opened up in the fight between Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, and the University of Missouri over the university’s involvement with Planned Parenthood. Schaefer, chair of...