Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Senate Minute for November 30, 2010: Healthy Missourians

Among the three panels working on recommendations before Dec. 31 is the Missouri Senate Healthy Missourians 2020 Committee. Committee members are creating a blueprint of where Missouri should be, in terms of health care, by the year 2020. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, and Sen. Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Nov. 24, 2010: SB 588 and 822

This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews two measures that were considered during this year’s regular session. Senate Bill 588 was signed into law earlier this year and postpones a requirement of a property tax reform bill from 2008. Another measure considered last session, Senate Bill 822, would have raised fines for not wearing seat belts. The measure is expected to be introduced again next session. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Gary Nodler, R-Joplin, and Sen. Joseph Keaveny, 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, November 23, 2010

The Senate Minute for November 23, 2010: SB 588 and 822

Most of the bills that were passed by the Missouri General Assembly and subsequently signed into law by the governor are now in effect. This includes Senate Bill 588, which allows counties to postpone sending tax estimates, as required in Senate Bill 711 from 2008. Pre-filing of bills will start on December 1, 2010 and will feature a repeat of this year’s Senate Bill 822, which would have increased fines for not wearing a seat belt.

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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, November 18, 2010

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Nov. 18, 2010: HB 1965 and Tax Credits

This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews House Bill 1965, which is a new law that trims old and obsolete statutes in Missouri, and work completed by the governor’s Tax Credit Review Commission. The panel consists of more than two dozen Missourians, including some Missouri senators. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield, 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.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Senate Minute for November 16, 2010: HB 1965 and the Tax Credit Review Commission

During the regular legislative session, Missouri lawmakers sent House Bill 1965 to the governor, who later signed the measure. The new law eliminates outdated statutes and also ends the practice of printing the state manual, commonly known as the “Blue Book.” Also, a panel investigating tax credits is nearing completion of its work. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield, 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 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.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Nov. 10, 2010: New Leadership

This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews who will be serving in leadership positions in the Missouri Senate, when the First Regular Session of the 96th General Assembly begins its work in January 2011, and some of their priority issues for the upcoming legislative session. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Rob Mayer, R-Dexter, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Victor Callahan, D-Independence, 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, November 09, 2010

The Senate Minute for November 9, 2010: Leadership Chosen for 96th General Assembly

Missouri senators and senators-elect came to Jefferson City last week to decide on leadership positions for the 96th General Assembly. Senator Rob Mayer, R-Dexter, was tabbed by the Majority Caucus to serve as Senate President Pro Tem. Senator Victor Callahan, D-Independence, was re-elected by the Minority Caucus to serve as Minority Floor Leader. The next legislative session will start on Jan. 5, 2011. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Mayer and Sen. Callahan 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.


Thursday, November 04, 2010

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Nov. 4, 2010: Missouri Senate Job Creation 2020 Committee

This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews progress made by the Missouri Senate Job Creation 2020 Committee. The panel is one of three that was put together by senators last year. It goal is to draft a strategic plan of where Missouri should be by the year 2020, in terms of job creation health care and education. The committee will have a report ready by December 31, 2010. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale; Sen. Jim Lembke, R-St. Louis, and Sen. Robin Wright-Jones, D-St. Louis, in 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 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.

Daily Audio/Video Clips Available for November 4, 2010

New Leaders Selected for 2011-2012 Legislative Session

Current and future members of the Missouri Senate made their way to the State Capitol today (11-4) to meet in their respective caucuses to select leaders for the 96th General Assembly, which begins in early January.

The Senate Majority Caucus endorsed Sen. Rob Mayer (R-Dexter) to serve as president pro tem, which is currently held by outgoing Sen. Charlie Shields (R-St. Joseph).  The pro tem is responsible for appointing committee members, assigning legislation to committees, and ruling on points of order raised during debate in the Senate Chamber, among other powers.  The full Senate will vote on this leadership position in January.

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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The Senate Minute for November 2, 2010: Missouri Senate Job Creation 2020 Committee

The Missouri Senate Job Creation 2020 Committee expects to have a final report ready by its Dec. 31, 2010 deadline. The panel was formed by senators last year to scope out a strategic plan of where the state should be — in terms of job creation — by the year 2020. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Jim Lembke, R-St. Louis, 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 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.