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This Week in the General Assembly: April 24, 2017

This Week in the General Assembly: April 24, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The big news of the week is that the Senate passed the all 13 bills of the state’s $27.8 billion budget, leaving one week to work out the issues before the May 5 deadline. Missouri’s upper chamber took up the budget just 11 days before the deadline on which the legislature

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New poll suggests voters could favor education savings accounts for school choice

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Senate bill geared toward providing Missouri families greater choice and flexibility regarding their children’s education has passed the state’s upper chamber. The Missouri Senate on Thursday advanced the legislation seeking to create education savings accounts in the Show-Me State but held back in granting an emergency clause. SB 313, sponsored by

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To PQ or not to PQ: The Senate’s battle for tradition

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – 2017 has been a dream session for Missouri Republicans. Riding the coattails of President Donald Trump’s victory, Missourians elected both Republican supermajorities and a Republican governor for the first time in state history. Since then, Missouri has seen several core conservative ideas passed through the legislature, including the controversial issue of

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Schaaf calls on Governor Greitens to bring ethics reform as promised

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – His voicemail flooded, calls around the clock, and his personal cell phone number made public… it was not a good weekend for Sen. Rob Schaaf. But just days after being attacked on social media and on the Senate floor for his ethics, Schaaf has turned the tables, now calling out the man

Sen. Rob Schaaf announces he will no longer oppose Rep. Holly Rehder's PDMP bill April 4, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

This Week in the General Assembly: Week of April 17

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – This week in the Missouri legislature, the House perfected a number of bills this week and signed off on a few resolutions, while the Senate signed off on two House Bills, 51 and 34. The Senate appropriations committee was the thing everyone was watching for, as they continued their efforts to

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Rowden questions Schaaf’s motivations on Senate floor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – When freshman Sen. Caleb Rowden inquired of Sen. Rob Schaaf Thursday evening, who had continued obstructing business in the Senate after perceived slights from members of the House of Representatives, it became clear that the chamber, which usually becomes raucous and talkative during long debates on points of order, would not

Sen. Rob Schaaf announces he will no longer oppose Rep. Holly Rehder's PDMP bill April 4, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Schaaf raises stakes in managed care fight

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On a point of personal privilege, Sen. Rob Schaaf admonished the Senate, Gov. Eric Greitens and the House Budget Committee in his continued one-man struggle against the state’s managed care expansion plan. For weeks, Schaaf has admonished the House’s budgeting process for the specifics of how managed care will be expanded, and

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Dixon comments on Capitol culture changes and the difficulties that come with it

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following a long night in the Missouri Senate as the body debated the contentious circuit breaker tax break for hours on end, Sen. Bob Dixon joined the crew of the #MoLeg Podcast to share his thoughts on a number of topics. Though he covered a variety of topics during the conversation,

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