Tag Archives: Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal

Sen. Rob Schaaf filibusters PDMP legislation. May 12, 2016


Schaaf boots House bills off of Senate consent calendar

Schaaf boots House bills off of Senate consent calendar

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Rob Schaaf made a shocking move in the Senate Wednesday afternoon when he requested each House bill on the Senate consent calendar be removed from that calendar. The effect of those bills coming off of the consent calendar, designed to streamline the legislative process on bills widely-agreed upon, could muck


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

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As EPA stalls on Westlake Landfill, Chappelle-Nadal files massive home buyout bill 

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With the state budget facing a potential $700 million shortfall, Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal has filed legislation hoping to see the state buy north of 90 homes, totaling almost $13 million, near the West Lake Landfill. The West Lake Landfill has been in operation for over 50 years, yet last Wednesday, Chappelle-Nadal had

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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

Bruce Franks Jr. celebrates his win over Rep. Penny Hubbard Sept. 16, 2016. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Franks easily defeats Hubbard in special election

ST. LOUIS – Small business owner and community activist Bruce Franks beat three-time state Rep. Penny Hubbard in a special election for the Democratic 78th House District primary. He won by a wide margin of 2,234 votes to 701, over 75 percent. The special election came after a challenge by Franks alleging absentee ballot fraud


Nixon signs bill to update Missouri’s use-of-force statute

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon signed seven bills that change the judicial system and law enforcement Wednesday, including a measure to update the state’s use-of-force statute. Updating the state’s use-of-force statute has been a priority for many of those who wish to see progress in policing after Ferguson when the U.S. Justice Department found in their

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SCOTUS decision on abortion could affect Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missourians are reacting to perhaps the most impactful Supreme Court decision on abortion since Casey v. Planned Parenthood. The nation’s highest court struck down two provisions of a Texas state law that they believe placed undue burden on a woman’s right to an abortion as decreed under Roe v. Wade… and could hold serious

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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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Senate fails to override paycheck protection veto

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The long-awaited veto override of a bill to prohibit public labor organizations from deducting dues from paychecks arrived on the Senate floor Thursday night, but the result was not one that the majority party wanted. HB 1891, known by its supporters as the paycheck protection bill, failed to garner enough votes


Nixon vetoes bill in clash over elementary and secondary education funding

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon announced Wednesday he would veto legislation that would redefine the parameters to fully fund the foundation formula. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education projects that SB 586, sponsored by Sen. Jay Wasson, R-Springfield, would lower the amount of money needed to fully fund the formula by