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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

Sen. Rob Schaaf presents his bill on prescription drug monitoring programs before the Senate Committee on Health and Pensions.

Opposing prescription drug monitoring bills face off in Senate committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Every state in the U.S. has a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP). Every state but Missouri that is. Yet again, some Missouri lawmakers are looking to fix that. The issue of prescription drug monitoring has been a hotly-debated topic in the General Assembly for years, especially given the presence of opioid

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Could Missouri pay for your political contributions?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Should Missourians get a tax credit for making campaign contributions? A new bill looks to do just that. Senate Bill 1, sponsored by Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, has been titled the ‘Taxation with Representation Act.’ The phrase is ‘no taxation without representation’ comes from America’s own history, as colonists in the

Release: Experts Endorse Senate Bills 1, 2 and 3

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Senate Bills 1, 2 and 3, sponsored by Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, would expand the role of small donors in political campaigns, restrict lobbyist gifts and lobbyist bundling, and extend the cooling-off period that former officials must observe before they may work as lobbyists. The bills have recently received

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Lawsuit filed against Amendment 2

Schaaf argues his resolution will preserve amendment ST. LOUIS – A federal lawsuit filed early Wednesday will seek to stop the limits placed on campaign contributions caused by the approval of Amendment 2 by Missouri voters. Missouri Electric Cooperatives and Legends Bank, represented by attorney Chuck Hatfield, will also ask that the amendment be blocked

Release: Senator-Elect Eigel Announces Legislative Staff

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Senator Elect Bill Eigel is excited to announce Jacob Scott as Chief of Staff and Carter Ballmann as Legislative Assistant. Jacob, originally from Savannah, Missouri is a graduate of Missouri Western State University, where he served as SGA President and is a School of Education graduate student at the University

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Emotions rise as Senate overrides veto of livestock trespass bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tempers flared between Republicans in the Senate override attempt of Sen. Mike Parson’s SB 844. The bill eventually moved onto the House with a 24-7 vote to override the governor’s veto, but not before Sen. Rob Schaaf and Sen. Dave Schatz got into a shouting match on the Senate floor. The

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Unlimited campaign contributions in crosshairs of new IP

Of the four initiative petitions certified by Secretary of State Jason Kander Tuesday, the one that bans campaign contribution limits (Amendment 2) has probably not received as much attention as some of the others. While many questioned whether Missouri would become the 26th state to legalize medical marijuana or focused on the fight between the

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Koster calls for legislature to get PDMP done

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In a scathing critique Tuesday, Chris Koster called on state lawmakers to “go beyond cheap words” and finally implement a prescription drug monitoring program in Missouri to help put an end to the opioid epidemic that killed more than 1,000 people in the state last year. Koster, the state’s attorney general

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PDMP measures signed in St. Louis City and County

ST. LOUIS – Both St. Louis City and County passed ordinances Tuesday officially instituting a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) in the region. They become the first city and county to adopt such measures in the state. St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, St. Louis Department of Health Director Melba Moore and

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