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Sen. Bob Dixon speaks about his anger with Senate leadership's decision to move to previous question on the floor of the Senate Thursday, March 10. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Dark money debate turns into a question of honor on the Senate floor

Dark money debate turns into a question of honor on the Senate floor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Honor. That one single word, a simple term, affects everything in the Missouri Senate in their every action, thought, or emotion. Ethics. Another word, one that seems to go hand-in-hand with the first. Having finally finished the budget late Thursday night, the Senate returned Friday morning to finally take up an

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Schaaf gets hearing on ‘dark money’ legislation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Rob Schaaf got his wish Tuesday morning when the Senate Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee met to hear testimony on a bill that would force the disclosure of contributions to political nonprofits. The senator says the bill is necessary for healthy political discourse. “Without disclosure, voters lack the

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Dixon comments on Capitol culture changes and the difficulties that come with it

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following a long night in the Missouri Senate as the body debated the contentious circuit breaker tax break for hours on end, Sen. Bob Dixon joined the crew of the #MoLeg Podcast to share his thoughts on a number of topics. Though he covered a variety of topics during the conversation,

Sen. Will Kraus speaks on the Senate floor April 5, 2016. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Senate passes Rehder’s PDMP bill with major changes

Kraus leads opposition to PDMP as Schaaf receives desired changes JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Rob Schaaf may have famously ended his long, deep opposition to Rep. Holly Rehder’s prescription drug monitoring plan (PDMP) bill, but that did not mean the rest of the Senate would step aside so easily. Yet after four hours of

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Koenig’s bill cuts funds from low-income housing, historical preservation tax credits

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Andrew Koenig has gotten a head start on Gov. Eric Greitens plan to reform the state’s tax credit system. During his campaign, Koenig repeatedly stressed the need for fiscal responsibility by specifically attacking the state’s current tax credit system, and his first major bill as a Senator would cut or

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Haahr’s professional licensing bill regulates government instead of businesses

On his second day in office, Gov. Eric Greitens stood behind the governor’s desk in his office on the second floor with a mountain of boxes filled with paper stacked around him. His staff live streamed the proceedings over Facebook. “Folks, this isn’t a stunt,” he said. “These are the actual rules and regulations people

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Dixon earns top award from MAPA, looks towards next legislative challenge

Sen. Bob Dixon received the Legislator of the Year Award from the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys earlier this month. He earned the honor for getting SB 590 passed through the House and Senate and signed by the governor. “It was a tremendous honor,” Dixon said, adding that he was grateful to be recognized “for

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St. Louis Regional Chamber awards anti-SJR 39 and pro-business legislators

ST. LOUIS – Last week, the St. Louis Regional Chamber awarded six legislators the title of “Chamber Champion” for their work in defeating SJR 39. Reps. Mike Colona, Jim Hansen, Jeremy LaFaver, Sharon Pace, Caleb Rowden and Anne Zerr were the six representatives who voted against the controversial “religious liberties” measure in the Emerging Issues Committee in April. The

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Gun bill becomes law after both chambers vote to override veto

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –The Missouri General Assembly voted to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of an omnibus gun bill that will expand concealed carry in the state as well as expand the state’s rules for legal use of force. Democrats prolonged the inevitable for a few hours late Wednesday during veto session, but the controversial

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Barrett asks legislative committee for increased funding for public defenders

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Michael Barrett, the director of the State Public Defender’s Office, met with members of the Joint Committee on the Justice System Tuesday on the eve of veto session to continue making his case for increased funds. This summer, Barrett made national headlines for an open letter he sent to Gov. Jay

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