This month on Missouri Legislative Update, we highlight several proposed bills as they travel through the General Assembly, including measures relating to dog breeding, human rights, minimum wage, abortion and employee unions. We also highlight work done by lawmakers during the first half of the First Regular Session of the 96th General Assembly. Also, we introduce Missouri’s newest state senator and take a look at session through the eyes of freshman representatives.
Jefferson City — The full Missouri Senate could begin discussing the Fiscal Year 2018 state operating budget this week. The Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee spent most of last week going through the 13 bills that comprise the state’s spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year. We’ve included actualities from committee chair, Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, and committee member, Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.