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Rep. Engler comments on the race for next Speaker of the House

Rep. Engler comments on the race for next Speaker of the House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Representative Kevin Engler was invited onto this week’s episode of the #MoLeg Podcast to give his opinions and perception on the current matters pressing in Missouri government, most notably the next race for Speaker of the House. According to a recent poll, the Missouri Times audience wanted to hear about the

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Licensing bond increase proposal hopes to protect consumers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Legislation in the Missouri General Assembly could make a number of changes to how motor vehicle dealers are licensed, but also potentially protect Missouri’s consumers. Two bills, proposed by Rep. Kevin Engler, R-Farmington, and  Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, would increase the size of the bond motor vehicle dealer license applicants are

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay testifies in opposition to a bill that would invalidate the city's minimum wage increase March 6, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Slay defends St. Louis minimum wage increase in house committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay testified alongside several St. Louisans to oppose a measure explicitly designed to prevent the city’s minimum wage raise ordinance, approved last week by the Missouri Supreme Court, from going into effect. He waited alongside many of his constituents until 8 p.m. to testify before the House Rules

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House approves extensions for pregnancy resource center tax credits

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House passed a bill Monday that would allow pregnancy resource center and maternity home donors to continue receiving a tax credit for their donations. HB 655, sponsored by Rep. Kevin Engler, R-Farmington, applies to donations to pregnancy resource centers and maternity homes, estimated to cost up to $5 million.

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

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Richardson leads House to override of Nixon’s paycheck protection veto

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Speaker Todd Richardson, R-Poplar Bluff, led the House to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of HB 1891, also known as ‘paycheck protection.’ After a heated debate on the House floor, Richardson spoke last, calling for decorum and speaking in support of the override. But Democrats insisted that the fight’s not over

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Compassionate Care Act fails, future of medical marijuana in Missouri uncertain

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A measure that would legalize medical marijuana in the state of Missouri failed to pass on the House floor just before noon Thursday. Although HB 2213, also known as the Missouri Compassionate Medical Care Act, was perfected by a vote of 91-59 Tuesday, 26 legislators on both sides of the aisle

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Medical marijuana bill perfected in House after emotional debate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A heavily amended version of the Missouri Compassionate Care Act, which would legalize medical marijuana in Missouri if approved by voters in the state, was perfected in the House on Tuesday. In a roll call vote that crossed party lines, the legislation was perfected 91-59. The amended legislation allows marijuana to

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Fight for earnings tax repeal stymied… for now

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The effort to repeal the earnings tax in St. Louis has encountered two false starts in as many days. A House measure to repeal the tax from Rep. Kirk Mathews, R-Pacific, failed to get out of the General Laws Committee’s executive session Tuesday due to a lack of available votes, and

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Oregon County land sale bill perfected in House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House voted Tuesday to perfect Rep. Robert Ross’, R-Yukon, to sell the lands acquired by the executive branch to build a new state park in Oregon County using funds acquired in the ASARCO settlement. The settlement money was supposed to be used to restore land in the effected area in

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