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Speaker Todd Richardson speaking on the House floor March 8, 2017 (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Minimum wage bill gets speedy approval from House

Minimum wage bill gets speedy approval from House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The house perfected a bill aimed at stopping a minimum wage increase in St. Louis from going into effect. Rep. Jason Chipman’s legislation would prevent any city, town, or other municipality from raising their local minimum wage above the state’s own minimum hourly rate. Previous statutes passed by the legislature in

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ACLU uses lobby day to advocate for constitutional rights

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Around 200 members of the American Civil Liberties Union, best known as the ACLU, came to the Capitol Tuesday for their annual lobby day. The non-partisan nonprofit, which advocates nationally defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties, came to Jefferson City to speak on three specific pieces of legislation. One

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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

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.

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TWMP: The St. Louis Blues’ Chris Zimmerman, Speaker Richardson and Right-to-Work

On Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, Chris Zimmerman, the president and CEO of the St. Louis Blues comes by the studio to discuss the success of the Winter Classic and the team’s hopes of renovating the Scottrade Center to remain competitive with other stadiums across the country. “We have generated well over

Activist dons tshirt in support of Planned Parenthood APRIL 12, 2016


Planned Parenthood denounces plan to defund Planned Parenthood

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Planned Parenthood supporters called on Gov. Jay Nixon to veto HB 2011 because of a provision that would defund the embattled health care organization. Dressed in their “Shame on Schaefer” shirts, advocates of the organization called on Nixon to combat Sen. Kurt Schaefer’s effort to dump $8 million of federal funding


Oregon County land sale bill perfected in House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House voted Tuesday to perfect Rep. Robert Ross’, R-Yukon, to sell the lands acquired by the executive branch to build a new state park in Oregon County using funds acquired in the ASARCO settlement. The settlement money was supposed to be used to restore land in the effected area in

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Democrats to offer paid leave initiative

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Tracy McCreery, D-St. Louis, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-St. Louis, have teamed up to create a bill to guarantee paid family leave for new parents and working as caretakers for elderly family members. The Missouri Earned Family and Medical Leave Act would create a fund within the Department of Labor

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Revolving door legislation perfected by House, McCreery adds more ethics language

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A bill which would ban legislators from becoming lobbyists a year after the end of their terms was perfected in the House of Representatives Wednesday, one of the priority pieces of ethics legislation on Speaker Todd Richardson’s to-do list. Rep. Caleb Rowden’s HB 1979 underwent a lot of discussion, but it passed with

Solon joins in on ethics reform legislation pre-filings

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Sheila Solon, R-Blue Springs, joined a growing number of legislators in an effort to improve ethics at the Capitol. She pre-filed legislation Tuesday which would ban meals and gifts from lobbyists to legislators, end the so-called “revolving door” from the Capitol into lobbying firms by introducing a two-year cooling off