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Missouri Rising releasing first TV ad in support of tort reform

Missouri Rising releasing first TV ad in support of tort reform

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Rising, a political promotion group focused on promoting conservative issues and bringing them to the forefront in Missouri, is releasing their first ever TV ad. This ad campaign, carrying a six-figure price tag, will be released in the St. Louis and Columbia/Jefferson City media markets, as well as Facebook and

Sen. Paul Wieland

Wieland holds up speedy passage of Uber bill

Jefferson County senator looks for changes to insurance provisions in major ridesharing law JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In the spirit of March Madness, one piece of legislation thought to be a slam-dunk instead hit the rim and ricocheted back to the free throw line earlier in March. A filibuster on the transportation networking company (TNC) legislation,

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House passes bill limiting profession registration and licensing

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Last week, House Republicans voted in favor of a bill designed to prevent government from passing burdensome regulations. Rep. Robert Ross led the charge in last week’s passage of HB 480, a professional registration and licensing bill which defines when the government can intervene to write regulations and laws limiting certain

Rep. Jon Carpenter (right) lobbies Rep. Mike Moon (left) to vote agaisnt an emergency clause on Rep. Jason Chipman's minimum wage bill March 9, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Minimum wage restriction passes through House

Emergency clause passes by the skin of its teeth JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House voted to pass a bill which would bar St. Louis, Kansas City, and other municipalities from raising their minimum wage above the state level, but not without a slight hiccup. When the House began voting for an emergency clause, several Republican

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Senate debates ridesharing bill days after Jefferson City approves Uber in capital city

Jefferson City, Mo. – Just two days after Uber received approval from Jefferson City to operate inside the city limits, the Missouri Senate has taken up HB 130 for a third reading. The legislation, passed out of the House in late January, seeks to give ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft the ability to operate

House General Laws

House committee passes alcohol advertising bill, despite protests

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Just a week after stirring the proverbial pot in a House committee hearing, the controversial HB 433 passed through the committee despite a continued verbal battle Tuesday evening. The bill sponsored by Rep. Robert Cornejo, R-St. Peters, the chairman of the House Committee, would allow alcohol retailers to offer  “any coupon, premium,

House Committee on General Laws hears eight bills on ethics reform on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017

House committee to vote on alcohol advertising bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri General Assembly seems to have taken a strong stance in the current legislative session when it comes to laws related to liquor. In fact, more than 20 bills have been filed in 2017 in relation to alcohol. One of the most contentious bills is HB 433, sponsored by Rep.

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay testifies in opposition to a bill that would invalidate the city's minimum wage increase March 6, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Slay defends St. Louis minimum wage increase in house committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay testified alongside several St. Louisans to oppose a measure explicitly designed to prevent the city’s minimum wage raise ordinance, approved last week by the Missouri Supreme Court, from going into effect. He waited alongside many of his constituents until 8 p.m. to testify before the House Rules

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Republicans continue fight against STL minimum wage hike

Bills fast-tracked after last week’s MO Supreme Court decision JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two bills aimed at restricting minimum wage increases by the state’s political subdivisions filed last Wednesday by two House Republicans will have hearings Monday afternoon in the House Rules – Administrative Oversight Committee. Reps. Jason Chipman and Dan Shaul filed the legislation

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Supreme Court upholds minimum wage raises in St. Louis

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The city of St. Louis won a major case at the Missouri Supreme Court when the bench ruled unanimously the city could keep its minimum wage increase statute passed by the Board of Aldermen in August 2015. A circuit judge struck down the minimum wage increase in October of that year after

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