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

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

‘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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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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Senate Tip Sheet: Eight Days Before General Election

The Senate has pretty much broken down into one competitive race and one to keep an eye on. Because Republicans have won so many seats and two of the Democrat-leaning districts have Republican incumbents seeking reelection with Sen. Gary Romine and Sen. Ryan Silvey, the map is very small. Republicans are hoping the 1st and

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Emery discusses updates on utility ratemaking and modernization

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Lawmakers met Tuesday in Jefferson City for the second of two meetings of the Senate Interim Committee on Utility Regulation and Infrastructure Investment. Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, chairs the committee. After an initial meeting spanning over the course of two days in late August, Tuesday’s meeting focused on testimony from Public

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