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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

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Miller joins three-pronged race for House Majority Floor Leader

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Representative Rocky Miller, R- Lake Ozark, is the latest member of the Missouri House to announce his intent to run for the seat of House majority floor leader. Miller announced his intent with a letter to his colleagues on Thursday, saying that he would like to help keep moving Missouri forward.

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

Mathews joins Vescovo in majority floor leader race

PACIFIC, Mo. – Rep. Kirk Mathews, R-Pacific, sent emails to caucus members Saturday announcing his intention to run for majority floor leader after current floor leader, Rep. Mike Cierpiot, leaves office next year due to term limits. The legislator is best known for passing this year’s ridesharing bill through the House with wide bipartisan support after

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Opponents increase rhetoric as infrastructure investments move forward

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – For the first time in years, the issues of solar energy and electric grid modernization are gaining momentum toward removing regulations for private investment to begin in the state. However, opponents are ratcheting up the rhetoric with increasingly extreme attacks. Sen. Ed Emery and Rep. Rocky Miller both introduced several similar

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Miller’s utility bill looks to benefit customers and utilities

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Rocky Miller and the House Committee on Utilities are one of the few committees who have not met yet, but it’s for a good reason. Miller says that they’re looking to the Senate in an attempt to be more productive with their time. “We really want to follow their lead,”

Rep. Holly Rehder watches debate on her right-to-work bill Jan. 18, 2017 (Courtesy of Tim Bommel)

Right-to-work passed by House on inevitable journey to Greitens’ desk

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Debate alternated between heartfelt to contentious to passionate to sobering between members of the House as the body perfected Holly Rehder’s right-to-work bill 100-58 Wednesday, passing it Thursday 100-59. The issue has divided Missourians and that divide was on full display Wednesday over the course of nearly three hours of debate.

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Ameren Missouri to update Bagnell Dam with $52 million project

LAKE OZARK, Mo. — The Bagnell Dam is set to undergo major construction this spring as part of a new $52 million project by Ameren Missouri. The Bagnell Dam and Osage Energy Center will install 68 new anchors and concrete on the downstream side of the dam. “This project is about keeping this vital asset

Ameren president Warner Baxter, Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, Emily Heitman, Michael Moehn

Ameren, business leaders stress grid modernization at symposium

ST. LOUIS – When Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, the director of Lambert St. Louis International Airport spoke at a symposium on grid modernization Thursday, she recalled the Good Friday Tornado of 2011 that damaged the main terminal of the airport and left thousands without power in North St. Louis County. Power crews from Ameren worked through the

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The Graveyard: Major bills that died in 2016

The end of the legislative session brings with it the resting place of individual bills and issues that will fail to become law in 2016. Here we have highlighted six such bills that found their final resting place in the Missouri Legislature May 13, 2016. Bill: HB 1891 – Paycheck Protection Fate: Governor’s veto sustained* Why it failed:

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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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