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

This Week in the General Assembly: April 10, 2017

This Week in the General Assembly: April 10, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – This week, the House and Senate finally completed what has been a months-long venture as they finally agreed and passed the highly-watched HB 130, better known as the Uber/Lyft bill. The Senate finally signed off on the legislation Wednesday, creating a statewide framework for transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft.

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PSC lays out guidelines for new legislation on Missouri utilities

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After months of in-depth research and study, the Public Service Commission (PSC) has issued its final report on how Missouri policies on electric utility regulation could be improved. And in doing so, they also laid a set of guidelines for the Missouri legislature on any future legislation on the issue. The

Let’s address the real problem: Abuse of power in the Missouri legislature

By Rep. Kip Kendrick, D-Columbia   Recently, we have seen two very serious ethics violations in the Missouri Legislature aired in the press.  As we all know, such legislator behavior is neither new, unique, nor isolated. The permissive culture in the legislature will continue until we enact and enforce meaningful ethics reform. In May, I was

Englund shifts to House campaign, announces kickoff event

Saint Louis, Mo. — Former House member Vicki Englund is looking to return to the chamber after the 2016 elections, and has formally announced that she’ll once again be seeking to represent the 94th district as a Democrat. Englund was originally slated to seek a senate seat as the successor to state senator Scott Sifton.

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Clean Line receives pocket approval from legislature

NEW LONDON, Mo. – On the heels of lawmakers voting to reject a House bill designed to stop the Grain Belt Express Clean Line project, Michael Skelly, President of Clean Line Energy, visited a Ralls County site of a Grain Belt Express Clean Line’s delivery station, a $100 million facility that proponents say will allow

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PHOTOS: 2015 Annual Legislative Softball Tournament

Photos by Rachael Herndon and Collin Reischman.

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Keaveny to lead Senate Dems

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — St. Louis area Senator Joe Keaveny was elected Minority Floor Leader for senate Democrats during their caucus meeting earlier today. The small senate minority elected their full leadership team in the Capitol this afternoon. Keaveny’s primary opponent was Sen. Paul LeVota of Kansas City, who served as minority leader when he

"We've Got the Runs" team members gather for a photo after winning the 2013 legislative softball tournament.

Legislative charity softball tournament fosters competitive fun outside of Capitol walls

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — For more than 30 years, the annual legislative softball tournament has brought legislators, lobbyists, staff, and friends together for some friendly, off-the-floor competition. This year was no different, as creatively named team “We’ve Got the Runs” took first place in the tournament Wednesday night. Team captain, Rep. Elijah Haahr, R-Springfield, said

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