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Rep. Don Rone speaks on the House floor May 11, 2017 (Photo Courtesy of Tim Bommel/HOUSE COMMS)

House complies with half of Greitens’ call, rejects other half

House complies with half of Greitens’ call, rejects other half

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House passed Rep. Don Rone’s bill 120-17 with several small amendments, but it lacks language that would give utilities the ability to look at increasing rates for grid modernization which would potentially jeopardize the bill in the Senate. Speaker Todd Richardson thanked the House Utilities Committee and members of

Rep. Joe Don McGaugh on the House floor (Courtesy of Tim Bommel/House Comms)

Collateral source makes it to Greitens in final days of session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – One of the most impactful pieces of tort reform to emerge from the General Assembly this year passed out of the House Thursday afternoon in the final leg of its journey to the governor’s desk. Sen. Ed Emery’s SB 31, which would change the collateral source rule, was approved by representatives

Sen. Gary Romine (foreground) listens to testimony from the Missouri NEA's Otto Fajen on his CTE bill Jan. 24, 2017.

House sends Romine’s discrimination bill to Greitens

Republican leaders stave off amendments from own party JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – One of the most controversial measures of the 2017 session will head to Gov. Eric Greitens’ desk after a long, deliberative six-hour debate on the House floor Monday evening. SB 43, which makes substantial changes to the Missouri Human Rights Act, needed to

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Governor’s tax committee establishes sub-committees

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Governor’s Committee for Fair, Simple and Low Taxes continued their work, moving forward in their mission to review Missouri’s taxes. Thursday afternoon’s meeting saw the committee officially set the three sub-committees and assign members to the respective committees, though roughly half of the committee was only able to attend by

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

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Greitens’ tax credit committee meets for first time

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Senators, representatives and the picks of Governor Eric Greitens gathered in Room 750 of the Truman Building on Thursday afternoon for the first meeting of the Governor’s Committee for Fair, Simple and Low Taxes. Their first meeting started late, as the three senators on the committee had been held up by

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Barnes, Gaston, Goodman, and Ehlmann headline lengthy list of those applying for Missouri Supreme Court vacancy

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Bar and Gov. Eric Greitens have a long list of people who applied to become the next person nominated to the Missouri Supreme Court. The commission announced the list of 31 Missourians who applied to be considered to replace Judge Richard B. Teitelman who passed away last year. Former

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Governor’s tax credit cutting committee starts to take form

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Will Kraus, the chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, was one of three senators at the end of last week to be named to Gov. Eric Greitens’ newly formed committee to audit the state’s tax credit system. Greitens says the Governor’s Committee on Simple, Fair and Low taxes

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House committee takes on Blue Alert and hate crimes against police

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Protecting law enforcement officers and first responders has become a top political priority in Missouri, following several events in which members of both groups have been attacked or harassed. In 2016, more than 60 officers were killed in firearm-related deaths in the U.S. Gov. Eric Greitens has continuously called for legislation

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MO state employee pay below market average

The Joint Interim Committee on State Employee Wages convened Wednesday to hear from a consulting firm charged with evaluating Missouri’s compensation for state employees. CBIZ Human Capital Services displayed their methodology and compared Missouri to the rest of the market in terms of pay, benefits and base salary within the executive branch with the primary

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