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Battle over booze: What a South Carolina decision could mean for Missouri

Battle over booze: What a South Carolina decision could mean for Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A recent ruling from a state on the eastern seaboard has raised questions about a piece of liquor legislation currently being whipped in the Missouri House. The South Carolina Supreme Court last week delivered a rather sobering decision, striking down a decades-old statute on the premise that a law limiting liquor

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Parties battle over advancing alcohol measure

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two distinct groups of alcohol retailers and distributors are fighting over Rep. Robert Cornejo’s bill to allow retailers that sell alcohol, including grocery stores, bars and restaurants and liquor stores to advertise the price of their products. Cornejo’s bill was voted out of the House Legislative Oversight Committee Monday and now

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House committee passes alcohol advertising bill, despite protests

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Just a week after stirring the proverbial pot in a House committee hearing, the controversial HB 433 passed through the committee despite a continued verbal battle Tuesday evening. The bill sponsored by Rep. Robert Cornejo, R-St. Peters, the chairman of the House Committee, would allow alcohol retailers to offer  “any coupon, premium,

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

House committee to vote on alcohol advertising bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri General Assembly seems to have taken a strong stance in the current legislative session when it comes to laws related to liquor. In fact, more than 20 bills have been filed in 2017 in relation to alcohol. One of the most contentious bills is HB 433, sponsored by Rep.

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

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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