Thursday, May 26, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of May 23: Session Recap

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some of the high-profile issues debated by lawmakers this year. The Missouri Senate adjourned sine die — or without day, meaning without assigning a day for further meeting or hearing — on Wednesday, May 25. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin; Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City; and Senate Minority Floor Leader Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Senate Minute for May 24: SB 656

Jefferson City — A majority of Missouri senators consider Senate Bill 656 to have been an important issue for this year’s regular legislative session. The measure seeks to modify provisions relating to county sheriffs, self-defense, unlawful use of weapons and concealed carry permits. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

To download the script (.docx) and/or the audio file (.mp3), please click here.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

This Date in Missouri Senate History for May 22: May 22, 1899

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews May 22, 1899, the last day of the Regular Session of the 40th General Assembly. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of May 16: Session Recap

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some of the highlights for members of Missouri Senate leadership of the Second Regular Session of the 98th General Assembly. Session concluded on May 13. We’ve included actualities from Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City; Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin; and Senate Minority Floor Leader Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Senate Minute for May 17: Session Recap

Jefferson City — The Second Regular Session of the 98th General Assembly ended on May 13. For some Missouri senators, the goal was to get legislation sent to the executive branch. For others, it was a question of keeping certain things from making it to the finish line. We’ve included actualities from Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

To download the script (.docx) and/or the audio file (.mp3), please click here.

Friday, May 13, 2016

This Date in Missouri Senate History for May 14: May 14, 1932

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews May 14, 1932, the day Missouri’s first female, African-American Missouri senator — Gwen Giles — was born. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of May 9: Final Week

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: 

·     House Bill 1565, which would raise MO HealthNet asset limits for the disabled (Audio: Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, and Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia);

·     Senate Bill 588, a measure that would make changes to expungement laws (Audio: Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield);

·     House Bill 1765, legislation that would change provisions relating to judicial proceedings (Audio: Senate Minority Floor Leader Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis);

·     Senate Bill 814, which would allow an individual to deduct income earned through active military duty from their Missouri adjusted gross income (Audio: Sen. Wayne Wallingford, R-Cape Girardeau); and

·     House Bill 1474, legislation that would make changes to how certain documents would be filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission (Audio: Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City). 

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

To download the script (.docx) and/or the audio (.mp3), please click here.