Amid growing contention in Missouri schools, a bill on deck for next session aims to increase choices for parents and students.
Posts published in “Next Steps”
As elected officials vacate Jefferson City and return to their families and jobs, The Missouri Times is bringing you updates on initiatives that didn’t quite make it through before May. The “Next Steps” series will showcase progress made on certain legislative issues and offer a look ahead to what could come.
Some Republican legislators are preparing to resume the push for eminent domain reform in the statehouse next session.
Further growth to Missouri’s agriculture industry could be stifled by the lapsing of several tax credits, according to Sen. Denny Hoskins.
Sen. Mike Cierpiot, who represents Jackson County, said he has heard from numerous constituents who have struggled with sudden tax increases.
Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin is looking into the creation of a state fund or office to provide ombudsman services to students with disabilities.
SJR 39, proposed by Republican Sen. Dan Hegeman, would have reformed the existing court plan to allow the governor more choices in selecting replacement judges.
With the state bouncing back from a turbulent financial period in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, some legislators have set their sights on a new tax stream for Missouri.
Eliminating non-compete agreements for employees in Missouri would help bolster Missouri’s economy, according to Rep. Travis Fitzwater.