Saturday, January 21, 2017

This Date in Missouri Senate History: Jan. 21, 1826

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Jan. 21, 1826, the day marking the final time the Missouri Senate would meet in St. Charles. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Friday, January 20, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Jan. 20: Priority Legislation

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the third week of the 2017 legislative session: 

·     Reaction to this week’s “State of the State” address (Audio: Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors; Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville; and Sen. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg);

·     Senate Bill 31, legislation that would modify provisions relating to the collateral source rule and provide that parties may introduce evidence of the actual cost, rather than the value, of the medical care rendered (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar); and

·     Senate Bill 117, which would require employees and volunteers of specified public and private institutions to receive an influenza vaccination every year (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur). 

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/0csSTNMX9Go

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Senate Minute for Jan. 19: State of the State

Jefferson City — Missouri senators continue to react to the this week’s address from the governor. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/obH03l2SZhI

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Senate Minute for Jan. 18: State of the State

Jefferson City — Missouri senators are talking about the first address to them from the new governor. What’s known as the “State of the State” was delivered yesterday evening (1/17), even though the executive branch does not plan to release budget recommendations until early next month. We’ve included actualities from Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, and Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/g9PKQIh-8Zw

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Senate Minute for Jan. 17: Priority Legislation

Jefferson City — Committee hearings continue in the Missouri Senate, as lawmakers enter into the third week of session. Senate Bill 31, known as the “collateral Source” rule, was heard last week. The panel has not yet taken action on the measure. Senate Bill 117, which would require employees and volunteers of specified public and private institutions to receive an influenza vaccination every year, is scheduled for committee tomorrow (1/18). We’ve included actualities from Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/sh74lpZ2e_s

Monday, January 16, 2017

The Senate Minute for Jan. 16: Right to Work

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate will not be in session today, in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday. Missouri senators will return to the Capitol tomorrow (1/17). When they do, there is a chance they might begin full Missouri Senate debate of Senate Bill 19, which is more commonly referred to as Right to Work. The measure received a Missouri Senate committee hearing last week. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/PCjR-pm8CUI

Friday, January 13, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Jan. 13: Committee Hearings

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews legislation heard in varying Missouri Senate committees: 

·    Senate Bills 19 and 21, measures that would create new provisions of law relating to labor organizations (Audio: Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla);

·    Senate Bill 22, which seeks to make changes to provisions relating to hazardous waste (Audio: Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City);

·    Senate Bill 28, a proposal that would require the Missouri Department of Social Services to apply for a global waiver for MO HealthNet (Audio: Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur);

·    Senate Bill 16, legislation that would exempt delivery charges from sales and use taxes (Audio: Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit); and

·    Senate Bill 17, which would phase out the corporate income tax over three years (Audio: Sen. John Rizzo, D-Kansas City). 

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.