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Hourly Updates: The Senate

Hourly Updates: The Senate

During the last two weeks of the session, The Missouri Times will be bringing you hourly updates of all floor activity of each chamber. Below is all the floor activity beginning in the Senate from Monday, May 1, and on. Friday, May 12, 2017 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sen. Kehoe moves that the Senate

Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick speaks on HB 288, his bill on unemployment compensation.

House and Senate remain at odds over senior services, Missouri’s disabled and elderly at risk

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With less than 24 hours to come to an agreement on how to fund nursing care for roughly 8,000 elderly and disabled Missourians, it seems that the House and the Senate have reached an impasse. The Senate, while working late last week to approve the state’s $27.8 billion budget, also passed

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PDMP headed to conference after all

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Holly Rehder’s prescription drug monitoring plan continues to whiplash in the House, as the sponsoring representative moved Thursday to again refuse the Senate position on the bill. The House first rejected the Senate’s position on HB 90 April 18 after a heavily amended version came back from the Senate that

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This Week in Missouri Politics: Lots of trust in Steelman; Richardson makes it clear who runs the house

The new year rang in with every shrieking cries of alarm over a budget deficit that some of the more dramatic put at over $500 million. This led to a great deal of weeping and gnashing of teeth about the apocalyptic budget shortfalls. However, in the end, it came down to the in-home care providers

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House, Senate compromise on budget, still on schedule to pass before deadline

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It looks as if the Missouri legislature might be able to get the budget to the governor’s desk by the Friday evening deadline after all. After rescheduling a meeting of the budget conference committees seven times, members of the House and Senate finally gathered in the House Lounge to get down

Rep. Curtis Trent holds a press conference urging action be taken in the Senate on Hailey's Law May 3, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Hailey’s law, other bills in the balance as Senate fights persist

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Ten representatives gathered early Wednesday morning in House Hearing Room 2, to voice their support for the passage of HB 697, better known as Hailey’s Law. It currently sits 79th on the Senate calendar of House Bills for Third Reading, and the gathering of legislators took on a life of its

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

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Senators present list of bills they will not filibuster

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A group of Missouri senators used their time yesterday when the Senate adjourned after less than 10 minutes to produce a list of bills they felt would be uncontroversial if taken up by the chamber. Sen. Rob Schaaf, who has stood against Senate leadership and Gov. Eric Greitens in the past

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Budget conference rescheduled again, House members find out through tweet

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After delaying budget conference meetings twice throughout the day Tuesday, the leader of the House and Senate announced for a third time that it would be again rescheduled. The budget conference, first scheduled to meet at 8:15 a.m. immediately gaveled in and went to recess within seconds, announcing their intention to

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

Senate five bills away from Kehoe’s lobbyist gift measure

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Senate Majority Leader Mike Kehoe will likely introduce his lobbyist gift ban bill sometime this week as it nears the top of the Senate bills for perfection calendar. Yet five other bills stand in front of it, not to mention Senate bills on other calendars and numerous House bills. Last week,

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