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Holsman amendment waylays Senate leadership rule change

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

Members of the Senate Committee on Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics gather on Tuesday morning for a hearing on two bills concerning lobbyist gifts.

Senate committee compares House and Senate bills on lobbyist gift restrictions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following a long night of debate on the Senate floor, members of the Senate Committee on Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics took up the issue of ethics reform once again. Tuesday morning’s hearing consisted of the presentation of two bills, Sen. Mike Kehoe’s SB 305 and Rep. Justin Alferman’s HB

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Senators reject pay increases, accuse Gov. Greitens of using intimidation tactics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – What began as a debate over a resolution that would give lawmakers and state officials a pay raise quickly became a heated and tense affair as senators called on Gov. Eric Greitens to apologize for his alleged use of “strong-armed tactics”. The resolution in question was HCR 4, which concerns pay

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

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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Parson in position to become powerful lt. governor

After he won a tough primary against Missouri Club for Growth’s Bev Randles, only a handful of people gave Sen. Mike Parson a chance of beating the Democratic contender, former Congressman Russ Carnahan. Carnahan was well-known around the state, well-liked in his former district and, most importantly, he had the Carnahan name – one of

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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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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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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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Solar Energy in Missouri: The Impending Insurgency of Clean Electricity

Global concerns about how electricity and energy are generated has led to increased scrutiny on fossil fuel sources and enhanced the focus on creating sustainable renewable forms of energy in the last few decades. While some interpret this shift towards as the the writing on the wall signaling the beginning of the end of fossil fuels, others like

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Dixon pleased with omnibus crimes bill moving into House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A massive omnibus crime bill – over 150 pages long – passed through the Senate Monday afternoon along party lines. SB 663, from Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, started as a crimes bill but became something of a Frankenstein’s monster over weeks of debate so that it covered everything from bans on

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