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House Committee on General Laws hears eight bills on ethics reform on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017

House Democrats look to hold Greitens accountable with ethics bills

House Democrats look to hold Greitens accountable with ethics bills

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Democrats are looking to hold Gov. Eric Greitens accountable on his repeated promises to “drain the swamp” and rid Missouri of “politics as usual.” The minority party filed six bills that appeared before the House General Laws Committee Tuesday night, aimed at addressing issues of corruption in the state government.

Rep. Robert Cornejo chairs the House Committee on General Laws during a hearing on a proposed ridesharing law.

Ridesharing services bill passes through first committee hearing

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – App-based transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft are one step closer to operating in the Show Me State. The House Committee on General Laws voted to approve a bill that would create statewide regulations for the companies on Tuesday night. The night clearly belonged to supporters of Uber and Lyft,

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‘Beer bill’ passes General Assembly

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The “beer bill” gained final approval in the House today, after the House committee substitute was stripped in the face of a possible filibuster in the Senate. SB 919 originally passed the Senate in March, and the House committee substitute was added in early April. Then the bill waited while the

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‘Beer Bill’ makes it through the House as an amendment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The “Beer Bill” moved through the House on Thursday afternoon, as an amendment on a wine bill, after some contentious debate. While opponents argued that the bill would hurt small businesses, many of the bill’s supporters argued that through the vetting process, the bill had changed and evolved to the point

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Supporters of SB 5 plot course after court ruling

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Key provisions of SB 5, last year’s bill that sought to crack down on municipal governments that abused their power, were struck down by a Cole County Circuit judge Monday. The decision sent shock waves through Jefferson City and the rest of the state, particularly in St. Louis’ outlying municipalities, some

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Pro-gun bills tested in Emerging Issues Committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Three bills seeking to expand Second Amendment rights were heard in the House Emerging Issues Committee Monday evening. Reps. Robert Cornejo, Eric Burlison and Joe Don McGaugh all filed bills that sought to enhance the rights of gun owners, but Burlison’s “constitutional carry” legislation received the most debate. Burlison stated that

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Paycheck protection bill passes with veto-proof majority

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A union-opposed “paycheck protection” bill, authored by Rep. Holly Rehder, R-Sikeston, earned the most votes it ever has in the Missouri House Thursday – earning enough support to reach a veto-proof majority. Rehder believes the measure will prevent money paid by union members to go towards political advocacy with which they do not

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Latest Click video leads to renewed calls for resignation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Embattled University of Missouri communications professor Melissa Click told KBIA, Columbia’s NPR affiliate, that she intended to fight for her job last week in her first interview since last November. She also called out those seeking her resignation as trying to use her as a scapegoat, instead of having a meaningful

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Bondon bails out beer bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After fears that Rep. Robert Cornejo’s draft beer bill would not make it out of committee, an amendment written by Rep. Jack Bondon, R-Belton, ensured an 11-1 vote in the Emerging Issues Committee to send the bill to the floor. Cornejo’s bill originally altered existing statutes that removed microbreweries from being subject to

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Could the national popular vote make Missouri politically relevant again?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On the first Tuesday of November later this fall, politicos around the country will glue themselves to their television screens, flip the channel to CNN, MSNBC or Fox News and eagerly await the results of the 2016 Presidential Election. While Wolf Blitzer or Megyn Kelly or Rachel Maddow will dutifully announce

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