Tag: don rone

Over 500 attend Rep. Rone and Gov. Greitens jobs rally

NEW MADRID, Mo – During a rainstorm, a crowd swelling to over 500 gathered on the site of the now-shuttered Noranda aluminum smelter to show support for the jobs bill that Gov. Eric Greitens has called a special legislative session to consider. Several state representatives attended the rally in the […]

Rone attempts last lifeline for bootheel jobs against Libla opposition

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A long-awaited economic development bill approved by the House Wednesday evening was laid over in the senate early Thursday afternoon. The bill contained an amendment (link) for Rep. Don Rone which sought to loosen restrictions on utility rate cases and also ease the entry of a […]

Bootheel leaders ask Libla to let SB 190 come to a vote

Seventeen community leaders, including commissioners, mayors, and chamber officials, send Libla letter asking economic development bill to be considered PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. – With few remaining legislative days left in the session, several economic development bills are on the calendar in the Senate waiting for an up or down vote, including […]

Economic development amendment would add boot heel support for SB 190

NEW MADRID, Mo. – SB 190 seeks to provide the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) new options to rehabilitate the state’s aging electric grid. The bill has already spent several hours on the Senate floor being debated, and now has a new economic development amendment being proposed that could lead […]

State representatives pledge support for Noranda

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following the news that Noranda Aluminum had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, members of the bootheel legislative delegation pledged their support to finding policy solutions that would help keep one of the area’s largest job creators in business. State Reps. Tila Hubrecht, Andrew McDaniel, Holly Rehder, and Don […]

‘Right to Work’ override attempt defeated in the House

JEFFERSON CITY, M0. – HB 116, Republicans latest attempt at controversial “Right-to-Work” legislation lost its override attempt in the House during veto session after hours of floor debate, which garnered loud cheers and applause from full galleries of union members. One Democrat, Rep. Courtney Curtis, and 95 Republicans voted to […]