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Bootheel jobs bill passes House committees with ease

Bootheel jobs bill passes House committees with ease

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The legislature’s crusade to bring an estimated 500 jobs to the bootheel is moving forward in the State Capitol as Missouri’s special session continues. Rep. Don Rone’s bill, HB 1, is expected to hit the House floor Wednesday after surviving two different House committees on Tuesday afternoon. Rone’s bill seeks to

Speaker Todd Richardson addresses the media after the close of the 2017 session May 12. (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

House Republicans tout session-long successes as misfires underscore final day

House Democrats cite dysfunction for low number of bills Just moments after House Democrats scored two unexpected victories in the house, Speaker Todd Richardson emerged into the House Lounge with his caucus in tow to explain on the major policy changes the Republican supermajority has effected sine Jan. 4. “For nearly a decade, Missouri’s conservative majorities

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PDMP headed to conference after all

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Holly Rehder’s prescription drug monitoring plan continues to whiplash in the House, as the sponsoring representative moved Thursday to again refuse the Senate position on the bill. The House first rejected the Senate’s position on HB 90 April 18 after a heavily amended version came back from the Senate that

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TWMP panel compliments Fitzpatrick in work as budget chair

Jeff Mazur of LaunchCode; Joe Lakin of Victory Enterprises; Joe Patterson with the St. Louis County Police Officers; and Rep. Peter Merideth, D-St. Louis, appeared on the opinion maker panel of This Week in Missouri Politics April 2 to voice their thoughts on pressing matters within state government such as current local elections, a tax proposal

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The House Budget Debates: Appropriations bills perfected after long day in the chamber

JEFFERSON CITY, – The Missouri House began the process of perfecting the state’s budget Tuesday morning, taking up the appropriations bills. Before taking up the legislation, both parties had agreed to each side getting a total of three hours each to use as they please in the process. After more than six hours of debate

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TWMP: Mayor Francis Slay, local elections and the state budget

On a special episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay visits the studio to discuss the upcoming elections in St. Louis, especially two propositions on the ballot in his city to expand MetroLink and assist funding for a new MLS soccer stadium. He’s urging voters to vote in favor of

House Budget Committee (Photo courtesy of Tim Bommel, Missouri House Communications)

House committee puts final touches on budget

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House Budget Committee took the next step in moving the state’s budget forward on Tuesday night. In a crowded room, lawmakers managed to advance all of the operating bills to the House after more than six hours of putting the final touches on Missouri’s more than $27 billion budget.

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