Senate stalls on Title IX reform after overnight filibuster

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — After what became the second overnight filibuster in a week for the Missouri Senate, Title IX reform legislation failed to...

Cierpiot, Conservative Caucus fight spills into second day

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The kerfuffle among some Senate Republicans following Sen. Mike Cierpiot’s public criticisms of the so-called Conservative Caucus continued Tuesday afternoon...

Senate unanimously passes domestic violence, sexual abuse protection bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Senate passed legislation Tuesday adding protections for victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse, or stalking when it comes...

Wieland moves to address air ambulance costs billed to insured patients

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A bill moving through the Missouri General Assembly aims to reduce the too-often exorbitant costs of air ambulance transportation. Sen. Paul...

Freshmen to Watch: Senator Cindy O’Laughlin

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — For freshman Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin, three issues carried over from her campaign to the state Senate and drive her legislative...

Cierpiot lambasts Senate’s Conservative Caucus, cites ‘inconsistencies’ with legislative priorities

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Republican state Sen. Mike Cierpiot ruffled feathers with members of his own party after he spent time castigating the so-called...

Senate officially passes infrastructure bonding bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — After weeks of debate and compromise, the Missouri Senate officially passed a massive infrastructure bonding bill Monday. The bill creates...

Sater suggests UMKC chancellor resign in wake of on-campus assault

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Citing the handling of an on-campus assault at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) last week, state Sen. David Sater...

JCAR acts as ‘quasi-judicial’ oversight on agency rulemaking

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The closely watched rulemaking process for medical marijuana will include "quasi-judicial" oversight by a bipartisan committee of elected officials. The little-talked-about...

Schatz anticipates passing abortion bill this year

Before this year’s legislative session is over, the General Assembly will send a bill curtailing abortion to the governor, Sen. Dave Schatz, the president...

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