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

Five topics that may prompt Greitens to call a special session

Five topics that may prompt Greitens to call a special session

Gov. Eric Greitens hinted heavily at his end of session press conference that the Missouri General Assembly will come back for a special session. He gave the legislature an “incomplete” grade in answer to a question of how he would rate his own performance in his first legislative session as governor, and he uttered a

Rep. Holly Rehder dissolves the conference committee on HB 90, her PDMP bill, May 9, 2017. (Ben Peters/MISSOURI TIMES)

PDMP falters at finish line as Rehder dissolves conference committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In an unexpected move Tuesday evening, Rep. Holly Rehder dissolved the conference committee for her bill to institute a statewide prescription drug monitoring plan, effectively accepting the Senate changes to the bill. Rehder evidently thought passing this version of the PDMP bill was the best she could do, especially after she

Sen. Will Kraus speaks on the Senate floor April 5, 2016. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Senate passes Rehder’s PDMP bill with major changes

Kraus leads opposition to PDMP as Schaaf receives desired changes JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Rob Schaaf may have famously ended his long, deep opposition to Rep. Holly Rehder’s prescription drug monitoring plan (PDMP) bill, but that did not mean the rest of the Senate would step aside so easily. Yet after four hours of

Rep. Lincoln Hough (Photo Coutrtesy of Tim Bommel/ House Comms)

Hough adjusting to new role as Greene County Commissioner after House stint

Former representative leaves open possibility for future Senate run JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After three terms in the Missouri House of Representatives, Lincoln Hough decided to serve the public in another capacity instead of going for a fourth term. He won election in November to serve as one of three members of the Greene County

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

House Democrats provide crucial votes for Rehder’s PDMP bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – For the third year in a row, Rep. Holly Rehder’s Narcotics Control Act was passed out of the House Monday evening 102-54. Rehder’s bill notably needed Democratic support. Only two Democrats voted against the measure, but 52 Republicans, almost half of the caucus, voted against the measure. Fifty-eight Republicans voted for the

Rep. Holly Rehder argues for the apssage of the right-to-work bill she carried in the House Feb. 2, 2017. (Courtesy of Tim Bommel/House Communications)

Rehder fends off most changes to PDMP bill as House perfects

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House perfected Rep. Holly Rehder’s bill to establish a prescription drug monitoring plan (PDMP) after roughly three hours of deliberation and debate. A vote to pass the bill will likely come during Thursday’s session. The bill, which would create a program to track individuals’ purchases of prescription opiates, has faced

Sen. Rob Schaaf filibusters PDMP legislation. May 12, 2016

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Schaaf’s PDMP bill passes through Senate, Rehder ready to oppose

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Senate third read and passed Sen. Rob Schaaf’s own take on a prescription drug monitoring plan (PDMP) Thursday, but it still has competition to become Missouri’s definitive PDMP policy. In the past few years, Schaaf has proven an immovable object on PDMP legislation offered by Sen. Dave Schatz and Rep.

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

With right-to-work done, Rehder moves on to PDMP legislation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Right-to-work has preoccupied Rep. Holly Rehder, R-Sikeston, for the first month of session, but now that Gov. Eric Greitens has signed the monumental piece of legislation, she will move onto her next major legislative priority: initiating a prescription drug monitoring program in Missouri. For the third year in a row, Rehder

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Koster calls for legislature to get PDMP done

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In a scathing critique Tuesday, Chris Koster called on state lawmakers to “go beyond cheap words” and finally implement a prescription drug monitoring program in Missouri to help put an end to the opioid epidemic that killed more than 1,000 people in the state last year. Koster, the state’s attorney general

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PDMP measures signed in St. Louis City and County

ST. LOUIS – Both St. Louis City and County passed ordinances Tuesday officially instituting a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) in the region. They become the first city and county to adopt such measures in the state. St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, St. Louis Department of Health Director Melba Moore and

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