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The 99th Missouri House of Representatives takes the oath as session begins on Wednesday, Jan. 4th.

House perfects lobbyist expenditures bill

House perfects lobbyist expenditures bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House has taken the next step in their fight for ethics reform. House members on Thursday perfected HB 60, an ethics bill focused on changing the rules as they apply to gifts from lobbyists. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Justin Alferman, R-Hermann, received first-round approval from the House by

Rep. Alferman presents HB60 on Lobbyist Expenditures before the House Committee on General Laws.  (Tim Bommel/Missouri House Photojournalist)

Lobbyist gift ban clears second hurdle

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House continues to push ethics reform forward in the early days of the legislative session. House Bill 60, sponsored by Rep. Justin Alferman, R-Hermann, was the first bill to reach committee, as the House Committee on General Laws held its first hearing on Monday, hours before the inauguration ceremony. HB

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Kraus to return to Senate with more tax-busting measures

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Will Kraus announced Monday he plans to file legislation that will prevent the Department of Revenue from collecting taxes on delivery fees. In a letter from the Department of Revenue to the state’s business owners, the DOR says that it may collect sales tax on some deliveries due to a

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Zerr hopes to prohibit incentives from abandoned stadium owners

ST. LOUIS – Rep. Anne Zerr, R-St. Charles, is filing a bill which seeks to prevent sports franchise owners and their subsidiaries from utilizing government incentives again in the event a publicly funded facility is left. Zerr discussed the filing on the Mark Reardon Show on KMOX Thursday, saying that those who abuse government incentives, whether

A member of the student organization Concerned Student 1950 holds a list of demands for the University of Missouri to combat racial inequality on campus at a rally held Nov. 4 2015. (Travis Zimpfer/The Missouri Times)

Brattin withdraws bill to revoke scholarships for athletes that do not play

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A controversial piece of legislation filed by Rep. Rick Brattin, R-Harrisonville, that would have revoked the scholarships of athletes that began, encouraged or participated in strikes to stop playing their sport has been withdrawn by the sponsor. With tensions at the University of Missouri having subsisted for the last month and a

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Ameren hopes to revise and lower EEIC

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – An order was filed last week directing Missouri Public Commission (PSC) Staff to file a recommendation regarding Ameren’s new rate case to revise its Energy Efficiency Investment Charge (EEIC). The EEIC, according to Ameren, “reflects costs to cover energy efficiency programs enabled by the Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act.” In the

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