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Sen. Gina Walsh debates Sen. Dan Brown's right-to-work bill Jan. 23, 2017.

Senate Democrats hint of filibuster on right-to-work during floor debate

Senate Democrats hint of filibuster on right-to-work during floor debate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – When Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh began listing each right-to-work state’s own provisions on whether or not the violation of that law caused civil liability or criminal penalties, the Democrats’ debate over Sen. Dan Brown’s right-to-work bill appeared ready to go into the night. A few minutes later, Brown asked for

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Walsh concerned about MoDOT and highway infrastructure

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Senate Minority Leader Gina Walsh has always been a strong and vocal leader in the Missouri legislature and has plenty to say when it comes to the state’s budget. When asked about her reactions to Governor Eric Greitens’ State of the State address on this week’s #MOLEG Podcast, she said she

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Democrats question feasibility of Greitens’ State of the State proposals

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — After Gov. Eric Greitens first State of the State speech — which can be read here — Democratic leadership in the House and Senate wondered how Greitens would pay for many of his proposals, especially since he did not go into detail about his budget priorities. “Breaking with generations of past

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Brown presents labor reform bills to General Laws

Rehder’s right-to-work bill moves out of House committee JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After a House Committee heard Rep. Holly Rehder’s right-to-work bill Tuesday afternoon, it was the Senate’s turn to debate labor reform Wednesday. Sen. Dan Brown presented two bills to the Senate General Laws Committee: a right-to-work bill and a bill establishing “paycheck protection”

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New senators sworn in for 2017-2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The victorious from November entered the Senate chambers to be sworn in as Missouri state senators Wednesday by Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, the president of the Senate, in what will be one of Kinder’s last acts as an elected official in the state. Sens. Caleb Rowden, Denny Hoskins, John Rizzo, Bill

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TOP 10: January 2017 Missouri Times Magazine Quotes

Next week, the first edition of The Missouri Times Magazine will hit the Capital, and before it comes out, we would like to preview some of the best excerpts of content within that magazine. Some stories range from the future of ridesharing legislation to Gov.-elect Eric Greitens commitment to Missouri law enforcement to State Auditor

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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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110 legislators join Amendment 3 opposition

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Operators Association announced a coalition of 110 legislators opposing Amendment 3, the Early Childhood Health and Education Amendment. With a Supreme Court decision to leave the amendment on the ballot Tuesday afternoon, the coalition could help opponents prevent it from getting approval when voters

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Eight senators likely to return in January

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – While several senate districts have general elections ahead, eight senators up for re-election this year without competition this November. Those eight senators, four Democrats and four Republicans, can be all but assured of finding themselves back in the chamber in January. Republican Sens. Gary Romine, David Sater and Mike Cunningham had no

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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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