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Gov. Eric Greitens signs right-to-work into law Feb. 6. 2017 (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of Feb. 6

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of Feb. 6

Monday, Gov. Eric Greitens signed one of the most significant bills in Missouri history into law when he put his signature on Sen. Dan Brown’s SB 19, the right-to-work bill. Greitens and most of the Republican supermajority have long tried to get such a measure into statute, but former Gov. Jay Nixon always vetoed the measure

Just one day before the House passed a paycheck protection bill which would affect law enforcement and firefighter unions, Gov. Eric Greitens spent the day training with members of the St. Louis Fire Department. (From Eric Greitens' Facebook page)

House hits police, firefighters with paycheck protection bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tempers flared on the House floor Thursday morning as another labor reform issue was debated. HB 251, sponsored by Rep. Jered Taylor, R-Nixa, seeks to require authorization for certain labor unions to use their dues and fees to make political contributions. It also requires written consent for withholding earnings from paychecks,


Brown presents labor reform bills to General Laws

Rehder’s right-to-work bill moves out of House committee JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After a House Committee heard Rep. Holly Rehder’s right-to-work bill Tuesday afternoon, it was the Senate’s turn to debate labor reform Wednesday. Sen. Dan Brown presented two bills to the Senate General Laws Committee: a right-to-work bill and a bill establishing “paycheck protection”

Rep. Jacob Hummel, D-St. Louis, speaks to union members at a rally March 30, 2016. (Travis Zimpfer/ Missouri Times)

Hummel campaign kickoff draws top St. Louis and state Dems

ST. LOUIS – A campaign kickoff for Rep. Jake Hummel, the Democratic nominee for the 4th Senate District, felt more like a victory party than a rallying cry. Democratic officeholders, union members, staffers and supporters attended the event at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Hall in St. Louis City. They showed their support for


Webber, Rowden fight for the soul of Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. – If the state of Missouri had one definitive legislative showdown in 2016’s general election, the race between Stephen Webber, D-Columbia, and Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, for Sen. Kurt Schaefer’s seat in the upper chamber would be at the top. Webber has served in the minority and superminority party for eight years with a

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Labor Republicans look to stand ground for constituents

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The organized labor movement in Missouri has withstood a battering over the last two years and emerged victorious. Legislation that would make right-to-work and paycheck protection did not have the votes necessary to override vetoes from Gov. Jay Nixon, and unions and their traditional Democratic allies celebrated these wins in the

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The Graveyard: Major bills that died in 2016

The end of the legislative session brings with it the resting place of individual bills and issues that will fail to become law in 2016. Here we have highlighted six such bills that found their final resting place in the Missouri Legislature May 13, 2016. Bill: HB 1891 – Paycheck Protection Fate: Governor’s veto sustained* Why it failed:


Winners & Losers from the 2016 Session

Winners Speaker Richardson – This session may ultimately be remembered for voter ID and the year that Todd Richardson took his place as the most powerful leader amongst state Republicans. His leadership team led by Floor Leader Mike Cierpiot struck the perfect tone throughout session. He got to the high ground on ethics reform and

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Senate fails to override paycheck protection veto

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The long-awaited veto override of a bill to prohibit public labor organizations from deducting dues from paychecks arrived on the Senate floor Thursday night, but the result was not one that the majority party wanted. HB 1891, known by its supporters as the paycheck protection bill, failed to garner enough votes

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Key Legislation Tracker: Last week of session

Paycheck Protection – HB 1891 (Rehder/Brown) Last Action Taken: 05/13/2016  – Senate fails to override veto   Uber – HB 2330 (Mathews/Onder) Last Action Taken: 05/03/2016 – Hearing Cancelled (S) Also watch: SB 640 (bill is a House amendment); SB 861 (bill is a House amendment) (Removed in conference) It looks like the conference committee for SB 640