Tag: Sen. Jill Schupp

Schupp, Senate Dems looking to block House changes to abortion bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Senate Democrats will look to filibuster this extraordinary session’s legislation on abortion which returns to the upper chamber after the House made some significant changes to the legislation Monday and Tuesday. Sen. Jill Schupp, one of the Senate’s leading abortion-access proponents, told The Missouri Times that […]

House passes altered version of Senate abortion bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – By an overwhelming vote of 110-38, the Missouri House voted to approve Sen. Andrew Koenig’s SB 5, instituting several new abortion regulations in the state. “We came in with two important missions: One, to try to put a set of reasonable regulations in place to protect […]

Senate committee passes abortion bills; action on floor set for Wednesday

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee, chaired by Sen. David Sater, heard three bills regarding abortion regulations Tuesday in a long and occasionally heated and passionate five-hour marathon hearing. The legislation offered by Sens. Bob Onder, Andrew Koenig, and Bob Dixon all presented legislation that […]

The case for and against St. Louis’ reentry

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Senate President Pro Tem has a few thoughts towards “fixing” the St. Louis region, and it might leave a bad taste in the mouths of more than a few. In an interview with St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum a few weeks back, Sen. Ron […]

Greitens brings legislators back for second special session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens confirmed rumors that he would call the second extraordinary session of his first year in office. This time, the extraordinary session will take place to create increased abortion regulations starting Monday, June 12. Greitens did not offer an official call as of press time. […]

Senate delivers circuit breaker along with budget

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Senate’s journey to push out the state’s $27.8 billion budget has been a hurried effort, having received the bills later than usual, but Missouri’s upper chamber managed to knock out the budget with 24 hours to spare. Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, serves as the […]

As other states reconsider Medicaid expansion, Missouri Republicans stand firmly opposed

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – While several red states have decided to review whether or not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) following the failure of Congress last week to repeal and replace the controversial law, Republican leaders in Missouri have made it known Medicaid expansion will not […]

Moon wants to create ‘History of Abortion’ exhibit in Capitol

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.  – State Rep. Mike Moon, R-Ash Grove, this week filed HB 1014, which seeks to add an exhibit on the history of abortion to the state museum. Called the “Never Again Act,” the legislation directs the created exhibit to be placed near the existing exhibit displaying the […]

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 […]

Missouri Nondiscrimination Act is introduced in the House & Senate for the 19th year in a row

Jefferson City — For the 19th year in a row the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA) has been filed in the Missouri House and Senate. This legislation was first introduced by Steve McLuckie in 1998. MONA would add sexual orientation and gender identity to Missouri’s Human Rights Act, which currently prohibits […]