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Livestock liability bill perfected in Senate

Livestock liability bill perfected in Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A bill from Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar, relating to livestock trespass liability was perfected in the Senate Tuesday, but that does not mean some legislators did not have a beef with the bill. Parson’s bill would save the bacon of livestock owners whose livestock gets onto someone else’s property and causes

Senate Republicans fight over teacher pension rates

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After the gridlock in the Senate cleared up in the last week of the legislature, one of its architects, Sen. Joe Keaveny, D-St. Louis, had a chance to offer SB 980 on the floor Wednesday. SB 980 would require public retirement plans to disclose certain information to its participants, and changes criteria that determine


Bitter debate over Senate journal belies frustrations from previous question

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After nearly 40 hours of a filibuster on SJR 39 was cut off by a Republican previous question early Wednesday morning, the Senate reconvened Thursday at 11:00 a.m. and started a fireworks show underlined by the idea that Senate Democrats, and a handful of Republicans, have lost faith in President Pro Tem Ron Richard’s

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Senate debates bill to abolish the death penalty

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Paul Wieland is known in the Senate for his quiet demeanor in the legislature, but one of his bills caused quite the ruckus on the floor of the Senate. Fierce debate gripped the chamber into the evening Monday on Wieland’s HB 816, which would abolish the death penalty in the state


Senate Appropriations uncovers new info on stadium funding

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Senate Appropriations Committee met Monday afternoon to further examine tax credits issued by various agencies, departments and commissions in the executive branch, and in the process, uncovered conflicting info on the stadium funding issue. Executive director Bob Miserez testified on behalf of the Missouri Development Finance Board, which granted $15 million

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Bill to repeal death penalty moves to Senate floor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Paul Wieland, R-Imperial, made headlines last week for his legislation that would repeal the death penalty in Missouri and now, he’s made history. SB 816 has taken the next step to becoming law by moving onto the Senate floor after passing out of committee by a 4-2 vote in committee Tuesday


Nixon comments on ethics reform, stadium issues

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After Gov. Jay Nixon held his Christmas tree decorating ceremony Tuesday morning, he took some time to speak out about the progress of the new stadium in St. Louis, ethics reform legislation filed last week and the recent comments by presidential candidate Donald Trump. Nixon said he and his task force


Legislators question Office of Administration on state stadium funding issues

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – An aura of frustration from a lack of information filled the House Budget Committee hearing Monday on the proposed new football stadium in St. Louis. Most of that frustration came from questions about the way Gov. Jay Nixon handled the proposal with regards to the legislature – namely the fact he


Veto Session: Senate Updates

The Missouri Times will be bringing you updates from both the House and Senate for veto session. Find below the activity of the Senate and highlights of what has been said during discussion. Email Travis at travis@themissouritimes.com or tweet at him @TravisZimpfer with any questions. 12:00 Announcements and Introduction of Special Guests Opening Statements  12:20 – Sen.


Sen. Pro Tem candidate Romine comes out against stadium funding

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington announced Friday that he will come out against Gov. Jay Nixon’s funding plan for a new football stadium in St. Louis. Nixon plans to use bonds issued to the Edward Jones Dome and extend them, along with state tax credits and NFL funds, to build a new stadium.