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Bootheel jobs bill passes House committees with ease

Bootheel jobs bill passes House committees with ease

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The legislature’s crusade to bring an estimated 500 jobs to the bootheel is moving forward in the State Capitol as Missouri’s special session continues. Rep. Don Rone’s bill, HB 1, is expected to hit the House floor Wednesday after surviving two different House committees on Tuesday afternoon. Rone’s bill seeks to

Rep. Robert Cornejo chairs the House Committee on General Laws during a hearing on a proposed ridesharing law.

Cornejo to donate per diem from special session

ST. PETERS, Mo. – Rep. Robert Cornejo will donate his per diem from the upcoming special session to a local charity for senior benefits. The representative, who announced his bid to run for House Speaker last week, said in an email message to supporters and constituents that he would be giving the money he earns

Rep. Randy Dunn gavels the chamber in his final day in the Missouri General Assembly May 12, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Tim Bommel/HOUSE COMMS)

Dunn to resign from office, pursue community development career

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Rep. Randy Dunn, D-Kansas City, officially announced Thursday he will resign his office effective May 31. “The decision to leave was certainly a bittersweet one and it was not an easy decision for me to make,” Dunn told The Missouri Times. “Despite serving in the superminority, I loved the work I

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The afterglow of session broken down by national pastime

After the paper toss and the press conferences, we decided a very nuanced session was more complex than winners and losers and decided to break it down by way of the national pastime. World Series for the folks who had outstanding sessions, and missed the playoffs for folks who were on the defensive. World Series

Gov. Eric Greitens gives a brief statement moments before signing Sen. Dan Brown's right-to-work bill into law Feb 6, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Greitens: ‘Round two is sooner than you think’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the legislative session came to close Friday evening, Gov. Eric Greitens skirted around the question of whether there would be a special session, whether for PDMP or southeast Missouri job growth, but the former boxer did have words for Missouri’s legislators: “We’ve finished the first round of a 10-round fight

Speaker Todd Richardson addresses the media after the close of the 2017 session May 12. (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

House Republicans tout session-long successes as misfires underscore final day

House Democrats cite dysfunction for low number of bills Just moments after House Democrats scored two unexpected victories in the house, Speaker Todd Richardson emerged into the House Lounge with his caucus in tow to explain on the major policy changes the Republican supermajority has effected sine Jan. 4. “For nearly a decade, Missouri’s conservative majorities

Rep. Kevin Corlew discusses his Daubert standard expert witness bill Jan. 23, 2017.

REAL ID passes through the House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missourians will soon have the option to use their driver’s license to board airplanes and go on military bases, though not as soon as 108 representatives would like. Rep. Kevin Corlew’s REAL ID bill passed through the House late Thursday evening by a wide 112-39 margin, with members of the house’s

Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick speaks on HB 288, his bill on unemployment compensation.

House and Senate remain at odds over senior services, Missouri’s disabled and elderly at risk

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With less than 24 hours to come to an agreement on how to fund nursing care for roughly 8,000 elderly and disabled Missourians, it seems that the House and the Senate have reached an impasse. The Senate, while working late last week to approve the state’s $27.8 billion budget, also passed

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PDMP headed to conference after all

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Holly Rehder’s prescription drug monitoring plan continues to whiplash in the House, as the sponsoring representative moved Thursday to again refuse the Senate position on the bill. The House first rejected the Senate’s position on HB 90 April 18 after a heavily amended version came back from the Senate that

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