Tag Archives: Rep. Bob Burns

Sen. Bob Onder speaks at the Emerging Issues Hearing on SJR 39. (Tim Curtis/The Missouri Times)

House sends Onder’s PLA bill to governor’s desk

House sends Onder’s PLA bill to governor’s desk

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Another labor reform measure is heading to Gov. Eric Greitens’ desk, this time targeting project labor agreements. The House third read and passed Sen. Bob Onder’s SB 182, a bill which would end the current mandate for parties bidding on public works projects to make agreements with labor organizations and unions.

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)

House passes right-to-work bill, Greitens expected to sign Friday

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Union workers filled the House galleries Thursday morning only to witness one of the most devastating defeats for organized labor in Missouri history. The House passed Sen. Dan Brown’s SB 19, the right-to-work bill, with a vote of 100-59. Gov. Eric Greitens will likely sign the bill Friday. The day was a long


Sorbel tries to challenge Burns in St. Louis County

AFFTON, Mo. – Rep. Bob Burns should be safe in a reliably Democratic district, but Landry Sorbel, his Republican challenger, hopes to make waves in House District 93 in an outsider year. Burns has run dominant races in the past. In 2014, he won his race with 59 percent of the vote. Perhaps more relevant

Gas tax gets its hearing in the House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, called a gas tax increase necessary to help Missouri’s highways and bridges when he presented his bill to the House Transportation Committee Tuesday afternoon. During the hearing, the tax saw little opposition and was supported by groups including the Missouri Department of Transportation, Missouri’s truckers and

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


Staff Profile: Pat Mulcahy

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – Upon finishing his studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Pat Mulcahy says that he “stumbled” his way into his current position as legislative assistant for Rep. Bob Burns, D-St. Louis. Although he majored in political science and history, he was working in the customer service field after graduation. “I just always