Tag: bootheel

HB 1 passed, so what’s next for the steel mill and smelter?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A collective sigh of relief could be heard last Friday as the extraordinary session wrapped up in the State Capitol, allowing lawmakers, lobbyists and other interested parties to head home for the Memorial Day Weekend. With the Senate and House both signing off on HB 1, […]

Bootheel jobs bill heads to Governor’s desk after Senate passes HB 1 unchanged

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – An extraordinary session came to an end on Friday, as the Senate passed a utility bill aiming to help bring hundreds of jobs to Missouri’s Bootheel without any changes. Senators spent hours debating HB 1, a bill seeking to give the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) […]

Commerce committee sends HB1 to the floor unchanged

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy, and the Environment has signed off on a bill seeking to bring jobs to southeastern Missouri, despite a number of concerns. After hours of testimony, the committee finally passed HB 1 unchanged with a vote of 10-1. […]

House considering changes to Rone’s steel mill bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House moved slowly off the starting blocks Wednesday morning as the full body convened. The chamber spoke amongst themselves and undertook last minute negotiations that could see several amendments added to the bill that would match the second part of Gov. Eric Greitens’ call for […]

Bootheel jobs bill passes House committees with ease

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The legislature’s crusade to bring an estimated 500 jobs to the bootheel is moving forward in the State Capitol as Missouri’s special session continues. Rep. Don Rone’s bill, HB 1, is expected to hit the House floor Wednesday after surviving two different House committees on Tuesday […]

Greitens attacks ‘career politicians’ at special session rally

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Roughly 300 people joined Gov. Eric Greitens at his rally Tuesday afternoon to pass legislation he promises will bring a steel mill to Southeast Missouri. Young Republicans, local voters, GOP state representatives and a significant number of Missourians from the Bootheel all cheered as he descended […]

Rone says ‘in the Bootheel, a deal is a deal’ on special session language

NEW MADRID, Mo. — As anticipation builds toward Monday at 4:00 p.m. when the Gov. Eric Greitens has set for a special legislative session to allow the General Assembly the opportunity to pass legislation that would provide the Public Service Commission more opportunities to attract industry to Missouri, rumors and posturing […]

Rone seeking special session to attract smelter to Bootheel

PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. – In a final legislative week full of huge moments, perhaps no moment stood out quite like Rep. Don Rone’s emotional floor speech Thursday evening while he attached an amendment to SB 124. The amendment would give the Public Service Commission the ability to negotiate a lower electric […]