Friday, April 18, 2014

This Week in the Missouri Senate for April 18, 2014: Debate and Memorial Service

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: 

·     Senate Bill 754, which would extend the expiration date of the MO RX Prescription Drug program from 2014 to 2017 (Audio: Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville);

·     Senate Bill 758, which would change the term “free health clinic” to “community health clinic” and modify its definition for the purposes of the State Legal Expense Fund (Audio: Senate Minority Floor Leader Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City);

·     Senate Bill 966, which would modify the law relating to the ethical behavior of public officials and lobbyists (Audio: Sen. Brad Lager, R-Savannah, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City);

·     Senate Bills 509 & 496, which would institute a gradual .5 percent tax cut for individuals and a 25 percent deduction for small businesses;

·    Senate Joint Resolution 48, which — upon voter approval — would create a temporary 1-cent sales and use tax for transportation purposes (Audio: Sen. John Lamping, R-Ladue, and Sen. Holsman); and

·    This week’s Memorial Service held by the Missouri Senate. 

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
 
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Senate's Tax Cut Bill Moves to the Governor's Desk

JEFFERSON CITY – Before members of the upper chamber met for their legislative committees or took up debate on the Senate floor, lawmakers – past and present – family and friends gathered to remember the 60 former members of the Missouri Senate who have passed away since May 1987 in a Memorial Service filled with music, tributes and tradition.


Legislation designed to cut taxes for individuals and small businesses in Missouri was truly agreed to and finally passed this week, sending the bill to the governor for his signature. Senate Bills 509 & 496, sponsored by Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, would institute a gradual .5 percent tax cut for individuals and a 25 percent deduction for small businesses. However, these tax cuts, which would not start until 2017, would only take effect if Missouri’s general revenue grows more than $150 million over the highest of the three previous fiscal years. In addition, the legislation would require individual income tax brackets be adjusted each year based on the percentage of increase in inflation. For individuals with a Missouri adjusted gross income of less than $20,000, the measure would also increase the personal income tax exemption by $500. The governor has until May 1 to sign or veto the legislation.


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The Senate Minute for April 17, 2014: SJR 48

Jefferson City — The Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hears Senate Joint Resolution 48, which would — upon voter approval — create a temporary sales and use tax for transportation purposes. The committee votes to send the resolution to the full Missouri Senate. We’ve included actualities from Sen. John Lamping, R-Ladue, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Daily Audio/video Clips for April 17, 2014

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature Senate Bill 599, Senate Bill 992, Senate Bill 758, Senate Bill 786, Senate Bill 794 and Senate Bill 509.
 
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Daily Audio/Video Clips for April 16, 2014

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature Senate Bill 758, Senate Bill 860, Senate Bill 841, Senate Joint Resolution 48, Senate Bill 794 and Senate Bill 617.
 
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The Senate Minute for April 16, 2014: SB 754 and SB 758

Jefferson City — Missouri senators debate Senate Bill 754, which would extend the expiration date of the MO RX Prescription Drug program from 2014 to 2017, and Senate Bill 758, which would change the term “free” to “community health clinic” and modify its definition for the purposes of the State Legal Expense Fund. Both measures have been set aside for future debate. We’ve included actualities from Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Click here to listen to the report.

You can download the following radio report in .mp3 format by clicking the following link: Senate Minute. The report also is available as a podcast. Right click on the “subscribe” button and choose “copy shortcut,” then paste that link into your podcast player’s website
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Daily Audio/Video Clips for April 15, 2014

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature Senate Bill 966, Senate Bill 754, Senate Bill 992 and Senate Bill 758.
 
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