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Senate passes Rehder’s PDMP bill with major changes

Senate passes Rehder’s PDMP bill with major changes

Kraus leads opposition to PDMP as Schaaf receives desired changes JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Rob Schaaf may have famously ended his long, deep opposition to Rep. Holly Rehder’s prescription drug monitoring plan (PDMP) bill, but that did not mean the rest of the Senate would step aside so easily. Yet after four hours of

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Governor’s tax committee establishes sub-committees

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Governor’s Committee for Fair, Simple and Low Taxes continued their work, moving forward in their mission to review Missouri’s taxes. Thursday afternoon’s meeting saw the committee officially set the three sub-committees and assign members to the respective committees, though roughly half of the committee was only able to attend by

Rep. Jeanie Lauer and Rep. Corlew talk while the House debates REAL ID on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Photo by Tim Bommel, House Communications

All eyes turn to Senate as House passes REAL ID

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House managed to finally pass the highly-contested REAL ID bill Thursday afternoon. The issue of REAL ID has been a hotly-debated one in the General Assembly. The true battle has not been between Democrats and Republicans; rather, Rpublicans have fought amongst themselves. Both the arguments for and against the bill

Speaker Todd Richardson and Eric Greitens at the Federalist Society's Capitol Forum Jan. 23, 2017.

House and Senate accomplishments (so far) in the 2017 session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Thus far, the 2017 legislative session has seen multiple wins for the supermajority Republican caucus as major pieces of labor and tort reform have found their way to the governor’s desk with a chief executive eager to sign them. “We’re thrilled to get to Spring Break week having delivered on a

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Greitens’ tax credit committee meets for first time

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Senators, representatives and the picks of Governor Eric Greitens gathered in Room 750 of the Truman Building on Thursday afternoon for the first meeting of the Governor’s Committee for Fair, Simple and Low Taxes. Their first meeting started late, as the three senators on the committee had been held up by

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Missouri lawmakers face off in REAL ID debates, but accomplish little

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – While tension has been building among the Senate over the proposed REAL ID legislation in the past few days, it was the House that threw the first punches in the ring. What is REAL ID? The REAL ID Act was first brought about 2005, following the aftermath of 9/11, and was

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Governor’s tax credit cutting committee starts to take form

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Will Kraus, the chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, was one of three senators at the end of last week to be named to Gov. Eric Greitens’ newly formed committee to audit the state’s tax credit system. Greitens says the Governor’s Committee on Simple, Fair and Low taxes

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Kraus offers tax cutting legislation to Ways and Means amid budget shortfall

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, presented two bills to the Senate Ways and Means Committee aimed at cutting taxes for corporations in the state. One was supported well by those who came to Jefferson City to testify, and one was not. First, SB 16 garnered praise from business organizations around the

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Kraus plans enactment ceremonies for SB 1025

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. – Sen. Will Kraus will travel from Lee’s Summit to St. Louis next weekend to hold two enactment ceremonies for a bill he sponsored that will stop instructional classes from needing to attach sales class to their lessons. The General Assembly overrode Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of SB 1025 during veto session,

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Nixon withholds more money after veto session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday that he would slash $60 million from the state budget after Wednesday’s veto session. That figure comes in addition to the $115 million Nixon withheld in July. Nixon cited two vetoed bills, SB 641 and SB 1025, overridden by the legislature as the reason for further cuts. SB 1025, from

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