Tag: Rep. Kevin Engler

Greitens calls special session next week to pass steel mill bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens called a special session of the legislature to convene next week over only one bill: Rep. Don Rone’s steel mill bill. The special session will begin Monday, May 22 at 4 p.m. In a statement, Greitens said the Missouri General Assembly had unfinished […]

Special Session: Does it need to happen?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rumblings of a special session in the Capitol have grown louder as the end of session has neared, and especially since the Senate dramatics have dominated most policy discussions in the last month. Contention between the House and the Senate on if and or how to […]

House sends Romine’s discrimination bill to Greitens

Republican leaders stave off amendments from own party JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – One of the most controversial measures of the 2017 session will head to Gov. Eric Greitens’ desk after a long, deliberative six-hour debate on the House floor Monday evening. SB 43, which makes substantial changes to the Missouri […]

Rep. Engler comments on the race for next Speaker of the House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Representative Kevin Engler was invited onto this week’s episode of the #MoLeg Podcast to give his opinions and perception on the current matters pressing in Missouri government, most notably the next race for Speaker of the House. According to a recent poll, the Missouri Times audience […]

Licensing bond increase proposal hopes to protect consumers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Legislation in the Missouri General Assembly could make a number of changes to how motor vehicle dealers are licensed, but also potentially protect Missouri’s consumers. Two bills, proposed by Rep. Kevin Engler, R-Farmington, and  Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, would increase the size of the bond motor […]

Slay defends St. Louis minimum wage increase in house committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay testified alongside several St. Louisans to oppose a measure explicitly designed to prevent the city’s minimum wage raise ordinance, approved last week by the Missouri Supreme Court, from going into effect. He waited alongside many of his constituents until 8 p.m. to […]

House approves extensions for pregnancy resource center tax credits

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House passed a bill Monday that would allow pregnancy resource center and maternity home donors to continue receiving a tax credit for their donations. HB 655, sponsored by Rep. Kevin Engler, R-Farmington, applies to donations to pregnancy resource centers and maternity homes, estimated to […]

House passes right-to-work bill, Greitens expected to sign Friday

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Union workers filled the House galleries Thursday morning only to witness one of the most devastating defeats for organized labor in Missouri history. The House passed Sen. Dan Brown’s SB 19, the right-to-work bill, with a vote of 100-59. Gov. Eric Greitens will likely sign the bill Friday. […]

Richardson leads House to override of Nixon’s paycheck protection veto

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Speaker Todd Richardson, R-Poplar Bluff, led the House to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of HB 1891, also known as ‘paycheck protection.’ After a heated debate on the House floor, Richardson spoke last, calling for decorum and speaking in support of the override. But Democrats insisted […]

Compassionate Care Act fails, future of medical marijuana in Missouri uncertain

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A measure that would legalize medical marijuana in the state of Missouri failed to pass on the House floor just before noon Thursday. Although HB 2213, also known as the Missouri Compassionate Medical Care Act, was perfected by a vote of 91-59 Tuesday, 26 legislators on […]