Tag: Rep. Lauren Arthur

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 […]

Progressive legislators turn to podcasts to spread message

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Democratic legislators in both chambers have decided to take the airwaves in what has recently become a much more conventional method of communication: podcasting. Kansas City Democrats Rep. Lauren Arthur and Jon Carpenter launched their podcast, Podgressive, releasing the first episode on Soundcloud Sunday. Arthur and […]

Uber bill passes easily through House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Uber and Lyft are one step closer to having statewide regulations in Missouri. Rep. Kirk Mathews’ bill establishing a framework for transportation networking companies (TNCs) passed through the House Thursday 140-16 with massive bipartisan support. “I had no idea we would get 140 votes today,” Mathews […]

House perfects lobbyist expenditures bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House has taken the next step in their fight for ethics reform. House members on Thursday perfected HB 60, an ethics bill focused on changing the rules as they apply to gifts from lobbyists. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Justin Alferman, R-Hermann, received first-round […]

Final piece of photo voter ID puzzle passes the House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Tony Dugger, R-Hartville, received a standing ovation from his caucus as the House gave final approval Thursday night to HJR 53, the final piece of the photo voter ID package passed this session. The resolution would amend the constitution, if approved by voters, to enact […]

First four ethics bills pass the House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Speaker Todd Richardson pledged in his opening address to the legislature last week that ethics and lobbying reform would be his top priority after scandals and accusations that lawmakers had become too cozy with lobbyists rocked the 2015 session. The speaker has upheld his part of […]