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Economic development amendment would add boot heel support for SB 190

Economic development amendment would add boot heel support for SB 190

NEW MADRID, Mo. – SB 190 seeks to provide the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) new options to rehabilitate the state’s aging electric grid. The bill has already spent several hours on the Senate floor being debated, and now has a new economic development amendment being proposed that could lead to 500-600 jobs being created

Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, presents his gas tax increase bill to the Senate Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee Jan. 13, 2016. TRAVIS ZIMPFER/THE MISSOURI TIMES

Libla to file bill increasing punishment for those who attack law enforcement

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Today, Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, announced he will file legislation on December 1st enhancing penalties for those who are convicted of attacking law enforcement officers and first responders. “Our law enforcement officers need to know that members of the Missouri General Assembly have their back,” Libla said. “As Chairman of the Senate

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Nixon signs bills to combat identity theft, help domestic abuse victims

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon signed seven bills on Monday, including one to combat the ever-growing crime of identity theft and another that will allow domestic violence victims to keep their cell phone numbers when they leave their abusers. Nixon signed Senate Bill 642 with the aim of curbing identity theft, a law

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30 Under 30

No legislators, no journalists, the 2016 30 Under 30 is compiled of staff from firms, companies, offices and departments gaining experience to shape the next generation of politics. Anne Schweitzer Senior Associate with Public Eye STL @Schweitzer88 Schweitzer is one of the top political professionals in St. Louis who has also recently worked with Hillary


Senate Democrats filibuster SJR39 through second night

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The longest consecutive filibuster in state history endured through a second night as Senate Democrats debated in shifts as the Republican majority was forced to answer hourly quorum calls as each side stood deadlocked in a test of wills over a bill that both sides define very differently. Senator Bob Onder’s,


MoDOT: more bridges in critical condition

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Transportation says 641 bridges in the state are in critical condition as the beleaguered agency continues to appeal to lawmakers and the general public for an infusion of funds. In a statement, MoDOT officials said the latest round of bridge inspections lists 50 more bridges on the


Libla talks transportation with STL Regional Chamber

St. Louis — The state lawmaker that championed an increase in the gas tax to fund Missouri’s roads was invited to the St. Louis Regional Chamber Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting today to discuss continuing efforts to funnel more money into MoDOT. Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, spoke to the chamber today as one of

Romine, Parson, Libla, and Wallingford at Parson's campaign kickoff in Bolivar

Parson racks up campaign support across state

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Sen. Mike Parson has started his first summer as a gubernatorial candidate building upon early momentum from key endorsements, early fundraising success, and legislative recognition. Sens. Gary Romine (R-Farmington), Doug Libla (R-Poplar Bluff), and Wayne Wallingford (R-Cape Girardeau) announced their endorsement of Parson’s campaign for governor to local supporters at the Common Pleas Courthouse

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Major highway bridge closes, leaders call for expedited fix

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A bridge which carries over 11,000 vehicles daily in Jackson County via a major highway has been closed. Governor Jay Nixon and transportation leaders are calling for the legislature to act within the remaining days of session in order to cease the transportation funding crisis via a gas tax proposal from the

PRESS RELEASE: Libla, Wallingford, weigh in on PSC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 21, 2015 “One thing Governor Nixon and Republicans can agree on is the importance of jobs in Missouri. We are appreciative of the Governor’s support for protecting jobs in southeast Missouri. The fact is ALL of Ameren’s customers will annually save over $20 million if Noranda is able to remain in