Thursday, October 28, 2010

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Oct. 28, 2010: Missouri Senate Educated Citizenry 2020 Committee

This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews progress being made by the Missouri Senate Educated Citizenry 2020 Committee. The panel is one of three that was established last year to help develop a strategic plan for where Missouri should be — in terms of education, job creation and health care — by the year 2020. The committee will issue its recommendations by December 31, 2010. We’ve included actualities from Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg, and Sen. Robin Wright-Jones, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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You can download the following radio report in .mp3 format by visiting This Week in the Missouri Senate. 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.

October 2010 Capitol Briefing - Legislation Passed During Special Session Takes Effect

JEFFERSON CITY — Two bills — legislation creating tax incentives in order to develop or retain jobs and a measure changing the state employee pension system — passed by the General Assembly during the 2010 special session took effect on Oct. 12, 90 days after the special session concluded.

House Bill 2, also known as the Manufacturing Jobs Act, provides tax incentives for qualified auto suppliers or manufacturing facilities that create or retain jobs in Missouri. The legislation, handled by Sen. Luann Ridgeway (R-Smithville), allows certain companies to retain a total amount of withholding taxes at $10 million a year, while the total amount of available tax incentives is capped at $15 million each year for 10 years. In addition, qualified companies must meet a specific set of requirements to receive these tax incentives. Those companies that qualify are prohibited from simultaneously receiving benefits from multiple tax incentive programs.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

October-November 2010 Missouri Legislative Update

The September-October 2010 edition of Missouri Legislative Update has been posted on the Missouri Senate Newsroom website (http://www.senate.mo.gov/Newsroom/Pages/MLU2010.html).

This program includes lawmakers' work during the annual veto session held each September, special ceremonies taking place in each legislative chamber to honor those who are retiring from the General Assembly, and work by several different committees made up of members from the Missouri Senate and House of Representatives.

You can also click here to watch the streaming program.

The Senate Minute for October 26, 2010: Senate 2020 Committees' Progress

The Missouri Senate’s 2020 Committees are working toward their December 31, 2010 deadline. The Job Creation 2020 Committee, Healthy Missourians 2020 Committee and Educated Citizenry 2020 Committee have been meeting periodically throughout the year, and will continue to do so for the next month or so. They will present recommendations to the Senate President Pro Tem on December 31. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
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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.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Oct. 21, 2010: Transportation Funding in Missouri

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews transportation funding. In recent weeks, the president has called for $50 billion for infrastructure improvements nationwide. This has members of the Missouri Senate Transportation Committee thinking about how transportation will be funded in the “Show-Me” state in the years to come. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bill Stouffer, R-Napton, and Sen. Rita Heard Days, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
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You can download the following radio report in .mp3 format by visiting This Week in the Missouri Senate. 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.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Senate Minute for October 19, 2010: Transportation Funding in Missouri

Missouri senators are discussing the president’s recent call to spend $50 billion on infrastructure improvements nationwide and what impact it could have on the Show-Me State. Members of the Missouri Senate Transportation Committee are looking ahead to what funding options are available and what projects should be prioritized. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bill Stouffer, R-Napton, and Sen. Rita Heard Days, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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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.


Monday, October 18, 2010

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Oct. 14, 2010: New Laws Taking Effect This Month

This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the two bills, approved by the Missouri General Assembly and signed by the governor, that were considered during July’s First Extraordinary Session of the 95th General Assembly . By law, bills that are approved by the Legislature during a special session become law 90 after conclusion of this session. This month, House Bill 1 — pension reform — and House Bill 2 — the Manufacturing Jobs Act — become law. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Charlie Shields, R-St. Joseph, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Victor Callahan, D-Independence, discussing the pension reform measure in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

You can download the following radio report in .mp3 format by visiting This Week in the Missouri Senate . 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.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Senate Minute for October 12, 2010

Among the measures passed during the First Extraordinary Session of the 95th General Assembly is House Bill 1, pension reform. By law, bills passed during a special session become law 90 days after the session finishes.

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