Tag: Sen. Mike Cunningham

Cunningham: HCB3 replacement will be ‘hopefully one of the first bills in regular session’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Mike Cunningham, R- Rogersville, sparked interest when he met with Missouri Governor Eric Greitens to unveil his proposed fix to budgetary cuts that removed in-home care for previously estimated 8,000 elderly Missourians. “We’re just going to take it during the regular session,” Cunningham said Monday. […]

MHFRC approves over $40 million in new application, $143 million in extensions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In their first meeting since September, the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee (MHRFC) approved funding for over $40 million in new applications to construct or improve health facilities. The committee also issued extensions for health facilities projects worth over $143 million. Of the applications that were […]

Sen. Cunningham outlines Senate plan to restore in-home and nursing cuts

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville, released the following statement today regarding his concerns on the detrimental effects cuts to in-home health care and nursing homes will have on Missouri’s most vulnerable citizens. “Several months ago I presented a plan to Senate leadership and my caucus, which outlined […]

Republican leadership to look for alternative solution for in-home care cuts

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As Missouri lawmakers returned for the annual veto session at the State Capitol, with many hoping to answer the question of what lawmakers could or should do about the budget cuts affecting in-home and nursing care for an estimated 8,000 senior citizens, disabled, and veterans. While the […]

Second issue of Missouri Times Magazine hits the Capitol

The Missouri Times has released its second issue of The Missouri Times Magazine after its inception this January, and the focus for this issue on people who work in the Capitol. The issue will feature the always popular 100 List – the top 100 lobbyists to know in the Jefferson City political scene, […]

Senate Tip Sheet: Eight Days Before General Election

The Senate has pretty much broken down into one competitive race and one to keep an eye on. Because Republicans have won so many seats and two of the Democrat-leaning districts have Republican incumbents seeking reelection with Sen. Gary Romine and Sen. Ryan Silvey, the map is very small. Republicans […]

Eight senators likely to return in January

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – While several senate districts have general elections ahead, eight senators up for re-election this year without competition this November. Those eight senators, four Democrats and four Republicans, can be all but assured of finding themselves back in the chamber in January. Republican Sens. Gary Romine, David Sater […]

Richard creates three committees for interim

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard announced Wednesday three new interim committees for 2015. Various senators will return to Jefferson City this summer and fall to serve on the Senate Interim Committees on Utility Regulation and Infrastructure Investment, MO HealthNet Pharmacy Benefits, and Long-Term Care Facilities. Richard told […]

Beer bill narrowly passes through Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The long debated “beer bill” sponsored by Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, passed through the Senate by the slimmest of margins, an 18-14 roll call, just before noon Thursday. Schmitt argued the bill would help retailers, convenience stores and grocers; many of which are small businesses; sell […]