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Port authority bill, now turned economic development omnibus, heads to conference

Port authority bill, now turned economic development omnibus, heads to conference

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Several bills have been lined up, waiting for conference committees to work out the differences between the Missouri House and Senate. A few of these bills currently on that list arrived there after the House took pleasure in attaching amendment after amendment to the legislation, a message to the Senate. And while


Gannon, Kelley, Kolkmeyer, Ruth battle for caucus chair

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A day after one of the most important elections in a generation, House Republicans will convene in Jefferson City to hold an important election of their own – establishing new leadership. The Speaker Pro Tem race may be the most important in terms of the totem pole, but another race with


Nixon to travel to Cuba on trade mission

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon will not be spending most of Memorial Day weekend at barbecues like most Americans. Instead, Nixon will be leading a delegation of Missouri business leaders and government officials on a trade mission to Cuba from May 29 to June 1. With Cuba and the United States normalizing relations


Blunt speech may bolster focus on Missouri’s ports

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – When U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, spoke to the Missouri House of Representatives Thursday morning, he spoke on healthcare, transportation and a few other subjects. However, he also spent time talking about the importance of Missouri’s waterways and the port system that provides the state with real economic stimulus. For Rep.


Tip Sheet: 2016 State House Seats

In 2014, the Republicans elected 118 members to the House, which was not only a majority, but a supermajority with nine votes to spare. Few state parties across the country have suffered more at the statehouse level under the Obama administration than Missouri Democrats. While resignations have cost the Republicans two seats and the Democrats

Port committee holds working session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Interim Committee on the Development and Improvement of Missouri Ports held a working session Tuesday afternoon to determine how best to make Missouri’s ports a priority for the future. While the Missouri Port Authority was in attendance and offered some insight into their process, the committee, for the most part,

Port Committee holds first interim hearing

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Interim Committee on Development and Improvement of Missouri Ports met Wednesday for their first hearing. The committee heard testimony from representatives from the Missouri Department of Transportation, the Missouri Port Authority Association and the agricultural industry. Committee chair Rep. Becky Ruth found that the hearing was a ringing endorsement of

House committee on ports to hold inaugural meeting Wednesday

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Interim House Committee on Development and Improvement of Missouri Ports will hold their first hearing Wednesday to discuss and analyze the current state of Missouri’s ports in the face of changing global economy factors. Speaker of the House Todd Richardson approved and appointed the committee in July at the urging