Tag: Rep. Rory Rowland

House passes Rowland’s resolution supporting sheltered workshops

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Missouri House resolution could provide some much-needed support for sheltered workshops in Missouri while changing the federal guidelines that surround them. More than 6,300 people living with developmental disabilities work at such sheltered workshops across the Show-Me State, but the federal laws present a major […]

Public union certification bill worries police, firefighter labor reps

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Republicans clashed with public union representatives Tuesday morning regarding a bill firefighters and police officers said could put a significant burden on their ability to collectively bargain. Rep. John Wiemann, R-O’Fallon, said he offered HB 238 to the House Economic Development Committee to address transparency […]

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. […]

Kansas City Caucus selects Bondon, Rowland as co-chairs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The bipartisan and informal Kansas City Caucus elected new leadership Tuesday night. Rep. Jack Bondon will become the new Republican leader of the organization, and Rep. Rory Rowland will lead the Democrats to co-chair the group comprised of roughly 35 legislators from the region. Republican Rep. […]

Daily fantasy legislation moves forward in House, Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Different bills to regulate — and protect — daily fantasy sports in Missouri moved forward in both the House and Senate this week, with both seeking to ensure Missourians ability to enjoy playing fantasy sports. HB 1941, which was perfected Tuesday afternoon, creates a regulatory framework […]