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Rep. Kirk Mathews on the House floor in January. (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Uber bill breaks through General Assembly, headed to governor’s desk

Uber bill breaks through General Assembly, headed to governor’s desk

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After years of effort by members of the Legislature, the Uber bill has found its way to the governor’s desk. The House passed Rep. Kirk Mathews’ HB 130, a bill that creates a statewide regulatory framework for transportation networking companies, by a massive 144-7 margin Thursday afternoon. For a bill that

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

Uber bill gets initial approval in Senate, destined for trip back to House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Bob Onder won a major breakthrough on legislation to establish a statewide framework for transportation network companies (TNCs). The Senate perfected Rep. Kirk Mathews’ HB 130 by a wide 30-1 margin Tuesday afternoon after weeks of work between Onder and Sen. Paul Wieland to compromise on the legislation. “Missourians have waited

File illustration picture showing the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi sign

Taxis desire parity with emerging ridesharing companies

ST. LOUIS – Basil Rudawsky’s business, the St. Louis County Cab Company, has been in his family for 82 years, predating World War II, but he still found ways to make sure the bill kept with the times. Since 2010, the company has had an app to order a cab online and the following year

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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Tort reform measure would alter punitive damage cases to use a two-jury system

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — House Republicans continued their relentless tort reform efforts with a bill in the House Litigation Reform Committee Monday that would affect the way punitive damages are handled in the state. After hearings on topics as big as the collateral source rule change bill, the adoption of the Daubert witness standards and

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Uber bill passes easily through House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Uber and Lyft are one step closer to having statewide regulations in Missouri. Rep. Kirk Mathews’ bill establishing a framework for transportation networking companies (TNCs) passed through the House Thursday 140-16 with massive bipartisan support. “I had no idea we would get 140 votes today,” Mathews said. “I think that’s a

File illustration picture showing the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi sign

House, Senate leaders prepare for action on ridesharing bills

ST. LOUIS – If major state legislators have their way, Missouri will become the 36th state to have a regulatory framework for businesses like Uber and Lyft by the end of the 2017 legislative session. House Speaker Todd Richardson and Sen. Bob Onder spoke to reporters Monday via teleconference about their plans to push legislation

File illustration picture showing the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi sign

What’s next for Uber in Missouri?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Depending on who you talk to, ride-hailing (or ridesharing) is the next essential technology for urban and suburban areas. Just download an app, call for a ride, and a certified, nearby Uber driver will pick you up and take you to the location of their choice. However, Missouri and its two

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TOP TEN: Legislation to watch in the last week of session

By Tim Curtis and Travis Zimpfer With the last week of session upon the Capitol, the fates of key pieces of legislation have yet to be finalized. With the clock ticking on the legislature, the following ten bills will likely play a major role in the last five days of session. Our “Key Legislation Tracker,” where you

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Earnings tax propositions pass easily in STL, KC

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis and Kansas City voted overwhelmingly Tuesday night to keep the one percent tax on their cities’ residents’ income known as the earnings tax, which has come under attack from some conservatives in the General Assembly and around the state. Proposition E in St. Louis passed with more than 72 percent

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