Monday, November 30, 2009

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Nov. 23, 2009: Agriculture's Impact on Missouri's Economy

Agriculture is on the minds of Missouri's rural senators. Agriculture remains Missouri's number one industry, and some senators are hoping to see an omnibus agriculture bill emerge from the General Assembly next year.

Listen to This Week in the Missouri Senate's report on agriculture here.

This Week in the Missouri Senate is a weekly five-minute audio program that wraps up the week’s news in the Missouri Senate. Programs are posted online every Friday in .mp3 format. Listeners have the option of subscribing to the program via podcast.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Missouri Senate Capitol Briefing for November 2009

Missouri senators will begin pre-filing their high-priority legislation on Tuesday, Dec. 1, and will continue to pre-file bills up until the first day the 95th General Assembly convenes for its Second Regular Session on January 6, 2010. Bills filed during the pre-filing period will be automatically introduced and read for the first time on the opening day of the session. It is customary that each member of the Senate, beginning with the most senior member, picks his or her top three priority bills, which are then each assigned a number.

 

In other Senate news, Senate President Pro Tem Charlie Shields (R-St. Joseph) recently appointed Sen. Rob Mayer (R-Dexter) to serve as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee after the announcement that Sen. Gary Nodler (R-Joplin) will be stepping down from the chairmanship to pursue other opportunities.

 

Read more here.

 

 

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Senate Minute for Nov. 24, 2009: Agriculture in Missouri

Most of the food on Missourians' plates this Thanksgiving will have come from right here in the Show-Me State. Rural Missouri senators Sen. Delbert Scott, R-Lowry City, and Sen. Wes Shoemyer, D-Clarence, say they would like to see more done for the family farmer and agriculture in general.

Listen to the Senate Minute's report on the issue here.

The Senate Minute is a condensed, one-minute audio report of current Senate news. Programs are posted in .mp3 format and available through podcast.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Nov. 16, 2009: Looking Ahead to 2010

The Joint Committee on Tax Policy and the Senate Educated Citizenry 2020 Committee are among several committees that have been meeting in anticipation of the forthcoming legislative session, which will begin in January.

Listen to This Week in the Missouri Senate's report on the committee meetings here.

This Week in the Missouri Senate is a weekly five-minute audio program that wraps up the week’s news in the Missouri Senate. Programs are posted online every Friday in .mp3 format. Listeners have the option of subscribing to the program via podcast.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New 4th District Senator Sworn In During Capitol Ceremony

Senator Joe Keaveny, D-St. Louis, was sworn in as state senator for the 4th Senatorial District, which includes the City of St. Louis, today (11/18) during a swearing-in ceremony at the State Capitol in Jefferson City.

 

The Honorable Missouri Supreme Court Judge Michael Wolff administered the oath of office to Sen. Keaveny, 53, who was elected during a special election on November 3 to fill an unexpired term.

 

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Senate Minute for Nov. 17, 2009: Committee Meetings Continue

The Second Regular Session of the 95th General Assembly will convene on January 6, 2010. In the meantime, several committees continue to meet, including the Joint Committee on Tax Policy and the Senate Healthy Missourians 2020 Committee.

Listen to the Senate Minute's report on the meetings here.

The Senate Minute is a condensed, one-minute audio report of current Senate news. Programs are posted in .mp3 format and available through podcast.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sen. Rob Mayer Named Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman

Senate President Pro Tem Charlie Shields (R-St. Joseph) has appointed Sen. Rob Mayer (R-Dexter) to serve as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee after the announcement last week that Sen. Gary Nodler (R-Joplin) is stepping down from the chairmanship to pursue other opportunities.

 

Sen. Nodler will resign his position as chairman of the committee effective Monday, November 30. He has served on the committee for all seven of his years as a state senator, and chaired the committee for the past two sessions.

 

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