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Rep. Holly Rehder watches debate on her right-to-work bill Jan. 18, 2017 (Courtesy of Tim Bommel)

Up Close and Personal with Rep. Holly Rehder

Up Close and Personal with Rep. Holly Rehder

Representative Holly Rehder has been at the forefront of several contentious issues during the year’s legislative session. We sat down with her to get her thoughts on a number of topics, from the governor to prescription drugs, but Rehder shared even more with us, discussing her family, faith and convictions, the very things that drive

State representatives pledge support for Noranda

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following the news that Noranda Aluminum had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, members of the bootheel legislative delegation pledged their support to finding policy solutions that would help keep one of the area’s largest job creators in business. State Reps. Tila Hubrecht, Andrew McDaniel, Holly Rehder, and Don Rone said they are working

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Lawmakers still wrangling PDMP

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Senate and House lawmakers in Missouri have each advanced bills to create a prescription drug monitoring database in Missouri, but the bills contain significant differences that will need to be reconciled before sending anything to Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk. Missouri is the only state in the country with no statewide database

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House considers drug-monitoring program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — House lawmakers gave initial approval to a bill that would require the state to implement a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to track the prescription and sale of all Schedule II through Schedule IV drugs. Missouri is currently the only state in the nation with no statewide drug-monitoring program, which supporters say

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Paycheck bills heard in House committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — After conducting hearings on various Right-to-Work bills last week — including one filed by a black Democrat — lawmakers in the Missouri House moved forward this week with more legislation aimed at labor. House Reps Bill Lant and Holly Rehder, both Republicans, had public hearings on bills dubbed by supporters as

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Paycheck Protection heard in Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — So-called “paycheck protection” legislation that would be placed on the 2014 ballot, if approved, was heard in a senate committee today, marking another step in the fight between labor leaders and conservative Republicans. Rep. Holly Rehder, R-Sikeston, presented her bill before the senate. Upon voter approval, Rehder’s bill would require certain

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Paycheck Protection moves through House by narrow margin

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Once again, the Missouri House of Representatives has passed a bill dealing with how unions spend money in the political arena, but it did so with a smaller margin – losing 7 votes in the same General Assembly. If passed by both chambers, Missouri voters will be given a chance to

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Committee hears bills looking to put RTW on the ballot

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Marking another sign that Republicans are serious about Right-to-Work legislation, two bills came before the Workforce Development and Workplace Safety committee in the House today that would give Missouri voters the opportunity to reject or deny RTW status. Rep. Eric Burlison, R-Springfield, sponsors one of the bills, along with a RTW

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Telecom bills moving quickly with broad support

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Two weeks ago, Ewell Lawson, Manager of Government Operations for the Missouri Association of Municipal Utilities was the most vocal opponent of SB 650 and 653, sponsored by Sen. Brad Lager, R-Savannah. He was singing a different tune in the House Utilities hearing for the bills on Thursday. “653 has come

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(Updated) Senator said cities mislead on telecommunication negotiations

“The arbitration language was one of the most deceitful acts I’ve seen in my time as a lawmaker,” Sen. Brad Lager said. “I do not believe they’ve ever negotiated in good faith. This is a building that operates on trust.” Lager, R-Maryville, as the chairman of the Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy & the Environment committee

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