Category: Legislature

Rep. Berry files bill to cap electric rates and modernize Missouri’s energy grid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After calls from several consumer groups in the Show-Me State for a utility rate cap, it seems that the legislation to create such a policy is primed for debate in the next legislative session. Rep. T.J. Berry pre-filed a bill that would cap the average electric […]

Looking to 2018: Prefiled bills that could play a major role in the upcoming legislative session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Just one month from now, the halls of Missouri’s State Capitol will be once again filled with lawmakers, lobbyists and legislative aides for the beginning of the next legislative session. But the work is already underway, with the prefiling of bills beginning on Friday, Dec. 1. […]

Anderson talks trash at Springfield city council trash talk

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Springfield City Council is considering passing a measure in 2018 to divide Springfield into 12 different trash hauling districts, which has been met with opposition by business owners, residents, and political leaders who say the plan limits choice. “Where else will the city decide we need […]

Hummel, Mitten file legislation to fix damage caused by last year’s discriminatory Senate Bill 43

Senate Bill 620 and House Bill 1317 undo parts of last year’s awful legislation that protects discrimination and has put $500,000 of taxpayer dollars in jeopardy JEFFERSON CITY, MO – State Sen. Jake Hummel (D-St. Louis) and Rep. Gina Mitten (D-St. Louis) have filed Senate Bill 620 and House Bill […]

Auditor Galloway announces legislation to require schools to notify parents in case of cyber security breach

SB 582 sponsored by Sen. Walsh continues initiative to protect students’ personal information JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (December 4, 2017) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today announced that a bill to safeguard students’ sensitive information is among the first to be filed for the 2018 legislative session. State Sen. Gina Walsh […]

Sifton files legislation to keep heroin dealers off Missouri streets by increasing penalties and jail time

Senator Scott Sifton, Official Photo

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Senator Scott Sifton (D-Affton) has filed Senate Bill 589, legislation to keep dangerous heroin dealers off Missouri streets by upgrading the classification of heroin distribution to a class B felony, and increasing the minimum jail time for heroin dealers. “From Missouri’s most rural towns to […]

Rep. Walker files legislation to provide funding for CHIP

CHIP funding needed to provide Missouri children with health insurance JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Rep. Cora Faith Walker on Friday filed legislation in the form of House Bill 1334 that would require the General Assembly to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in the event that federal funds […]

Release: Governor Greitens, Legislative Leaders Begin Work on Conservative Agenda

FROM THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE: Today, work began on a strong conservative agenda, including several of the Governor’s key priorities, such as greater protections for Missouri’s foster kids, tax reform for working families, and support for law enforcement, firefighters, first responders, and veterans.   Today is the first day on which […]

Release: Legislation Reflects Consumers’ Call for Rate Caps, Modernizing Missouri’s Energy Grid

JEFFERSON CITY – On Dec. 1, State Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, will pre-file energy legislation for the upcoming 2018 Missouri legislative session. The bill is designed to ensure that any future increases in electric rates cannot exceed 3 percent per year on average. This legislation supports bending the cost curve […]