Tag: Doug Libla

How a left-wing Massachusetts company infiltrated the Department of Economic Development

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Marsha Haefner, chairman of the House Fiscal Oversight Committee, plans to question state government bureaucracy over hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars in payments to a Massachusetts company, Regional Economic Models Incorporated (REMI). REMI, an east coast corporation out of Massachusetts has ties to extremist […]

Adding Insult to Injury

Our new governor is obviously a very talented politician and a seemingly very complex guy. Missourians knew they were electing someone with no experience in governing and likely expected him to try some new things. Some seem to be working quite well. Others are head scratchers. I’ll just tell you, […]

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 […]

Libla to file bill increasing punishment for those who attack law enforcement

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Today, Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, announced he will file legislation on December 1st enhancing penalties for those who are convicted of attacking law enforcement officers and first responders. “Our law enforcement officers need to know that members of the Missouri General Assembly have their back,” Libla said. […]

Nixon signs bills to combat identity theft, help domestic abuse victims

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon signed seven bills on Monday, including one to combat the ever-growing crime of identity theft and another that will allow domestic violence victims to keep their cell phone numbers when they leave their abusers. Nixon signed Senate Bill 642 with the aim of […]

Senate Democrats filibuster SJR39 through second night

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The longest consecutive filibuster in state history endured through a second night as Senate Democrats debated in shifts as the Republican majority was forced to answer hourly quorum calls as each side stood deadlocked in a test of wills over a bill that both sides define […]

MoDOT: more bridges in critical condition

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Transportation says 641 bridges in the state are in critical condition as the beleaguered agency continues to appeal to lawmakers and the general public for an infusion of funds. In a statement, MoDOT officials said the latest round of bridge inspections lists […]