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Governor’s tax committee establishes sub-committees

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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‘Medicaid 23’ split verdict sparks anger

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A split decision in a trial against clergy and faith leaders who protested for Medicaid expansion in the Senate Gallery in 2014 has left supporters of the group fuming. The “Medicaid 23″ were arrested by Capitol Police for singing hymns and praying in the gallery during debate avoided a charge of obstructing

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Barnes strikes at Hawley for lack of experience

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Jay Barnes, R-Jefferson City, released a blog post on his campaign website Tuesday criticizing one of the candidates in the Republican primary for attorney general. Barnes writes that he believes University of Missouri law professor Josh Hawley has misstated his own experiences as a litigator when Barnes says he has actually

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House overrides Nixon’s veto of home care rule

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House voted 119-36 to override Governor Jay Nixon’s of SCR 46, which suspends a rule made by the Department of Health and Senior Services raising the wages of home care employees above the minimum wage. The Senate voted to override the veto last month.  While opponents said it was important

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