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Sen. Ed Emery testifies on his bill SB 98 Feb. 21, 2017.

Emery, Romine spar over utility bill in morning inquiry

Emery, Romine spar over utility bill in morning inquiry

Jefferson City, Mo. – The debate and filibuster over a proposed utility bill in the Missouri Senate continue to make appearances on the floor. SB 190 was brought forth once again on Wednesday morning for perfection, with the sponsor of the bill and the lead opponent exchanging words on the controversial legislation. Sen. Ed Emery

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Emery’s grid modernization bill begins trip through Senate perfection gauntlet

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Senate’s latest endeavor might be the most contentious item they will debate on this session. The chamber on Tuesday morning took up for the first time Sen. Ed Emery’s SB 190, a bill focused on adjusting ratemaking rules and implementing grid modernization in the Show-Me State. Sen. Gary Romine

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Tort reform battle heats up in Missouri as Washington gets involved

Ad battle begins as legislation moves forward KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The U.S. Chamber has not been shy about their support for tort reform measures promoted by Republicans in the Missouri General Assembly through the chamber’s Institute for Legal Reform. They have rolled out their own advertisements as an online and television ad campaign and become

Sen. Ed Emery testifies on his bill SB 98 Feb. 21, 2017.

‘Bathroom bill,’ SB98, brings out crowd in committee

Legislation would require transgender students to use restroom of sex on birth certificate JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Last year, a Senate bill purporting to support religious liberty to prevent vendors from providing services for same-sex weddings became arguably the most infamous piece of legislation in the state after a 39-hour filibuster and a contentious House

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Holsman amendment waylays Senate leadership rule change

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Senate leadership suffered its second defeat in two weeks regarding an attempted rule change. Just a week after a vote on the right to recusal led to contentious visits from Gov. Eric Greitens, Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard had to table a resolution many senators saw as an attempt by

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Letter to the Editor: Monopoly electric utilities are at it again

Over 40 high paid lobbyists employed by Ameren, KCP&L and other electric providers have once again descended upon the capitol building. Their mission is to convince legislators to force the Public Service Commission (PSC) to change their rate making authority and oversight of these money hungry monopolies with passage of Senate Bill 190. Widely known

Witnesses testify before the Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment during a hearing on Senate Bill 190.

Emery’s bill seeks to create Missouri Economic Development and Infrastructure Investment Act

Opponents call Emery’s utility bill ‘a solution without a problem’ JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Senate Lounge was filled Wednesday afternoon with a number of stakeholders hoping to testify before the Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment’s hearing on Senate Bill 190. SB 190, sponsored by Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, centers on

Sen. Gary Romine (foreground) listens to testimony from the Missouri NEA's Otto Fajen on his CTE bill Jan. 24, 2017.

Romine, Hegeman promote technical education bills in committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two bills designed to encourage vocational programs and technical skills certification received widespread support for education and industry advocates during a Senate Education Committee hearing. Sen. Gary Romine’s SB 44 would create the Career and Technical Education Certification (CTEC) Program to provide students with technical skills in preparation for an entry-level

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Missouri Republicans call on McCaskill to confirm Pruitt as EPA head

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s GOP lawmakers really want to see President-elect Donald Trump’s pick, Scott Pruitt, take over the Environmental Protection Agenc (EPA). In fact, they’ve now filed two resolutions in the Missouri Senate and House to get the ball rolling. Missouri State Senator Gary Romine of Farmington and State Representative Travis Fitzwater of

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Romine and Fitzwater look to change name of Jay Nixon State Park

Jay Nixon State Park may lose its controversial moniker thanks to a new piece of legislation. Both Sen. Gary Romine and Rep. Paul Fitzwater filed bills in their respective chambers Thursday to rename the former governor’s namesake state park to “Profitt Mountain State Park.” Currently, the park, located in Reynolds County near Taum Sauk Mountain,

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