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Rep. Jeanie Lauer and Rep. Corlew talk while the House debates REAL ID on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Photo by Tim Bommel, House Communications

All eyes turn to Senate as House passes REAL ID

All eyes turn to Senate as House passes REAL ID

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House managed to finally pass the highly-contested REAL ID bill Thursday afternoon. The issue of REAL ID has been a hotly-debated one in the General Assembly. The true battle has not been between Democrats and Republicans; rather, Rpublicans have fought amongst themselves. Both the arguments for and against the bill

Gov. Eric Greitens signs the Daubert expert witness standard bill March 28, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Greitens signs Corlew’s expert witness standards bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens signed his second bill and his first major piece of tort reform Tuesday morning by putting his signature to Rep. Kevin Corlew’s expert witness standards bill. At Midland Transports in Jefferson City, Greitens said the bill, which would switch Missouri’s expert witness standards bill to the Daubert standard,

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Tort reform battle heats up in Missouri as Washington gets involved

Ad battle begins as legislation moves forward KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The U.S. Chamber has not been shy about their support for tort reform measures promoted by Republicans in the Missouri General Assembly through the chamber’s Institute for Legal Reform. They have rolled out their own advertisements as an online and television ad campaign and become

Speaker Todd Richardson and Eric Greitens at the Federalist Society's Capitol Forum Jan. 23, 2017.

House and Senate accomplishments (so far) in the 2017 session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Thus far, the 2017 legislative session has seen multiple wins for the supermajority Republican caucus as major pieces of labor and tort reform have found their way to the governor’s desk with a chief executive eager to sign them. “We’re thrilled to get to Spring Break week having delivered on a

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Missouri lawmakers face off in REAL ID debates, but accomplish little

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – While tension has been building among the Senate over the proposed REAL ID legislation in the past few days, it was the House that threw the first punches in the ring. What is REAL ID? The REAL ID Act was first brought about 2005, following the aftermath of 9/11, and was

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TWMP: KC Mayor Sly James, right-to-work and more

This Week in Missouri Politics is back in Kansas City Sunday where we welcome a very special guest in Mayor Sly James. He and host Scott Faughn discuss the sense of optimism in the city and how it has become so successful in recent years. “We’ve been very very fortunate to have some good things

Rep. Kevin Corlew discusses his Daubert standard expert witness bill Jan. 23, 2017.

Tort reform measures from McGaugh and Corlew passed out of House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The passage and signing of right-to-work into law overshadowed almost everything else occurring in the Capitol. However, House Republicans also passed two important tort reform measures last week previously stymied in other years by Gov. Jay Nixon. Rep. Joe Don McGaugh’s collateral source rule bill and Rep. Kevin Corlew’s expert witness

The House Committee on Government Efficiency meets to hear legislation on Real ID and motor vehicle registration on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

Real ID opposition finally appears in House committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The issue of Real ID managed to make it through the entire Senate committee hearing last week without a single opponent speaking against the bill. But opposition to the federally-approved identification finally appeared in Tuesday afternoon’s hearing in the House Committee on Government Efficiency. Rep. Kevin Corlew is the sponsor of

Rep. Kevin Corlew discusses his Daubert standard expert witness bill Jan. 23, 2017.

Collateral source, Daubert standard bills voted out of committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House Special Committee on Litigation Reform recommended the passage of two priority tort reform bills Monday, advancing Rep. Joe Don McGaugh’s collateral source rule bill and Rep. Kevin Corlew’s bill to adopt the Daubert standard for expert witnesses. The 9-3 votes for both bills went along party lines, Republicans voting

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Kansas City Caucus selects Bondon, Rowland as co-chairs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The bipartisan and informal Kansas City Caucus elected new leadership Tuesday night. Rep. Jack Bondon will become the new Republican leader of the organization, and Rep. Rory Rowland will lead the Democrats to co-chair the group comprised of roughly 35 legislators from the region. Republican Rep. Kevin Corlew and Democrat Rep.

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