Tag: Sen. Dan Hegeman

Commission nearing end holds mostly closed sessions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” That quote, often attributed to Winston Churchill, was the sentiment shared by former Sen. Jason Crowell while speaking about the state’s current tax environment as he advocated for changing the state’s economic development programs. “This […]

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 […]

Governor’s tax committee establishes sub-committees

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Governor’s Committee for Fair, Simple and Low Taxes continued their work, moving forward in their mission to review Missouri’s taxes. Thursday afternoon’s meeting saw the committee officially set the three sub-committees and assign members to the respective committees, though roughly half of the committee was […]

Senate decides against confirming UM Curators again

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Before the legislative spring break, Republican senators made a stand against Gov. Eric Greitens by declining to confirm some of his gubernatorial appointments. Events Thursday showed little had changed in the two weeks since the Senate last passed on those confirmations. Senate President Pro Tem Ron […]

Greitens’ tax credit committee meets for first time

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Senators, representatives and the picks of Governor Eric Greitens gathered in Room 750 of the Truman Building on Thursday afternoon for the first meeting of the Governor’s Committee for Fair, Simple and Low Taxes. Their first meeting started late, as the three senators on the committee […]

Governor’s tax credit cutting committee starts to take form

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Will Kraus, the chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, was one of three senators at the end of last week to be named to Gov. Eric Greitens’ newly formed committee to audit the state’s tax credit system. Greitens says the Governor’s Committee on […]

Romine, Hegeman promote technical education bills in committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two bills designed to encourage vocational programs and technical skills certification received widespread support for education and industry advocates during a Senate Education Committee hearing. Sen. Gary Romine’s SB 44 would create the Career and Technical Education Certification (CTEC) Program to provide students with technical skills […]

Senate Majority Caucus re-elects Ron Richard as President Pro Tem

Majority Caucus Leaders Say Top Issues for Next Session Include Labor and Regulatory Reform JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Ron Richard, R-Joplin, will keep his position as President Pro Tem of the Missouri Senate. The Senate Majority Caucus re-elected Richard, who served as Pro Tem at the end of the […]

McGaugh, legislators recognized by Missouri Corn Growers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Last week, the Missouri Corn Growers held their annual meeting at their headquarters in Jefferson City and took time to honor a group of legislators that have supported the industry with their time in office. Sen. Mike Kehoe and Rep. Jay Houghton were given the Corn […]