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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.
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.
“In these tight budget times when the governor is having to withhold these funds, this would provide new revenue to support our schools without a tax increase.”
SB 582, sponsored by Sen. Lauren Arthur, would create incentives for schools in Missouri to explore competency-based learning.