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Last minute Senate deal impacts priorities for both parties

Last minute Senate deal impacts priorities for both parties

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A compromise between the majority Republican Party and the minority Democrats in the Senate in the final days of the legislative session sealed the fate on several issues considered priorities by both parties. On the final Monday of session, Senate leaders announced that Republicans and Democrats had come to an arrangement. Democrats would stand


Voter ID legislations make progress in Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – HB1073 and HJR 47, bills requiring photo identification to vote, are both now before the Senate, where 1073 was referred to the Senate committee on Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight last Friday, and where HJR47, sponsored by Rep. Stanley Cox, R-Sedalia, has remained on the informal calendar for more than a

Press Release: Senate supports colleague on Public Service Commission appointment

JEFFERSON CITY – A former member of the Missouri State Senate has received a great honor from Missouri’s top official. This week, the Senate gave approval to the governor’s appointee former Sen. Scott Rupp, R-Wentzville, to the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC). Senate Leader Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, said he was happy to sponsor an

Press Release: McCaskill, Blunt team up at Air National Guard Base in St. Joe to talk military budget

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt teamed up at the Missouri Air National Guard Base in St. Joseph, Mo. today for a roundtable discussion with base and community leaders to talk about the role of Missouri’s military bases in our national defense and the impact of the recently proposed Pentagon budget cuts.


Nieves officially drops out of District 26 race

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Brian Nieves, R-Washington, has officially dropped out of the District 26 race for 2014. “I have the utmost respect for Senator Nieves,” Rep. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, said. “I hope his future endeavors go well and he enjoys this time with his family.” The timing is advantageous for Schatz who is

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Voter ID draws stark partisan lines

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Senators Will Kraus and Jamilah Nasheed both drew from simple populace views for their arguments for and against a voter ID law. Kraus, R-Jackson County, said 70 percent of Missourians want a voter ID law, especially since most citizens think they already have to show some form identification to vote. Nasheed,


Future uncertain for low-income housing tax credit program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon made a deal with Republican senators during the special session earlier this month. The deal was relatively simple. Nixon would get his Boeing package, which included $150 million annually in tax credits for the aerospace behemoth if the company chose to bring its new 777x-manufacturing project to Missouri.