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Brown presents labor reform bills to General Laws

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

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TOP TEN: Legislation to watch in the last week of session

By Tim Curtis and Travis Zimpfer With the last week of session upon the Capitol, the fates of key pieces of legislation have yet to be finalized. With the clock ticking on the legislature, the following ten bills will likely play a major role in the last five days of session. Our “Key Legislation Tracker,” where you

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TWMP: Donald Trump, paycheck protection and photo voter ID

On Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, host Scott Faughn launches straight into the opinion maker panel featuring Jeff Mazur, the director of public partnerships at Launchcode; Joe Lakin of Victory Enterprises; former state Sen. Jason Crowell; and Rep. Bob Burns, D-St. Louis. They talk about the ascension of Donald Trump to the Republican