Category: Senate

Greitens targets Schupp with accusations regarding issues in veterans home

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Eric Greitens’ call for change to fix the issues with the St. Louis Veterans Home has now changed direction, as the Republican governor attacked a Democratic state senator who serves on the Missouri Veterans Commission. The Governor’s attack comes after a recent article by Missourinet, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sen. Nasheed calling for removal of Missouri Veterans Commission director

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Amidst allegations of negligence and mistreatment in the St. Louis Veterans Home, Sen. Jamilah Nasheed is calling on Governor Eric Greitens “to do right” by Missouri’s veterans. The St. Louis state senator is circulating a petition calling on the Republican governor to ask for the resignation […]

Cunningham: HCB3 replacement will be ‘hopefully one of the first bills in regular session’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Mike Cunningham, R- Rogersville, sparked interest when he met with Missouri Governor Eric Greitens to unveil his proposed fix to budgetary cuts that removed in-home care for previously estimated 8,000 elderly Missourians. “We’re just going to take it during the regular session,” Cunningham said Monday. […]

MHFRC approves over $40 million in new application, $143 million in extensions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In their first meeting since September, the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee (MHRFC) approved funding for over $40 million in new applications to construct or improve health facilities. The committee also issued extensions for health facilities projects worth over $143 million. Of the applications that were […]

Eigel proposing reducing income tax from 5.9% to 4.8% for small business owners

MERA proposal seeks to reduce tax burden for all incomes, reducing income tax and increasing gas tax ST. CHARLES, Mo. – State Senator Bill Eigel, R-St. Charles, will file the Missouri Economic Relief Act (MERA), hoping to re-align government spending priorities by decreasing the income tax and increasing fuel use […]

Sen. Cunningham outlines Senate plan to restore in-home and nursing cuts

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville, released the following statement today regarding his concerns on the detrimental effects cuts to in-home health care and nursing homes will have on Missouri’s most vulnerable citizens. “Several months ago I presented a plan to Senate leadership and my caucus, which outlined […]