Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Missouri Senate Capitol Briefing for the Month of November 2011

After the First Extraordinary Session of the 96th General Assembly concluded with a sine die motion on Oct. 25, lawmakers have focused on addressing matters in their districts, taking care of constituent needs, and dedicating their time to their respective legislative committees.

Throughout November, several legislative panels met throughout the state to address pressing issues in Missouri, including the possibility of forming a state health insurance exchange, reviewing the state transportation and criminal justice systems, public employee retirement, and school accreditation.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Senate Minute for Nov. 29, 2011: SB 351

A new law that took effect on Aug. 28, 2011, focuses on adoption records in Missouri. The governor signed Senate Bill 351 into law on July 5, 2011. We’ve included actualities from Sen. John Lamping, R-Ladue, and Sen. Ryan McKenna, D-Crystal City, 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 23, 2011

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Nov. 23, 2011: Transportation

This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the most recent meeting of the Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight. The panel heard from the director of the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) about its approach to budgeting and the potential of toll roads as a way to help to improve I-70 across Missouri. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bill Stouffer, R-Napton, 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 22, 2011

Capitol Dialogue for November 2011: Natural Disaster

Host Bob Priddy from Missourinet, along with four lawmakers, appear on the November edition of Capitol Dialogue to discuss natural disaster recovery. Senator Dan Brown, R-Rolla; Sen. Robin Wright-Jones, D-St. Louis; Rep. Bill White, R-Joplin; and Rep. Terry Swinger, D-Caruthersville, review some of the findings by natural disaster recovery committees in both the Missouri Senate and House, after several weather-related incidents occurred throughout the state in 2011.

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The Senate Minute for Nov. 22, 2011: Transportation

The most recent meeting of the Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight featured discussion on the Missouri Department of Transportation’s (MoDOT) smaller budget and the potential of a toll road to help pay for improvements to I-70 through Missouri. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bill Stouffer, R-Napton, 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.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Nov. 17, 2011: Insurance Exchanges

This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews two recent hearings held by the Senate Interim Committee on Health Insurance Exchanges. The panel will continue to gather public testimony for the remainder of the year, with their findings leading to legislation during next year’s regular legislative session. Health insurance exchanges are a requirement contained in the federal Affordable Care Act. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Scott T. Rupp, R-Wentzville, 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 15, 2011

The Senate Minute for Nov. 15, 2011: Insurance Exchanges

The Senate Interim Committee on Health Insurance Exchanges continues to meet. The panel held a hearing last week and is scheduled to hold another this week. The committee will continue to gather for the rest of the year. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Scott T. Rupp, R-Wentzville, 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 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 10, 2011

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Nov. 10, 2011: Important Issues

This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 320, which modifies provisions relating to domestic violence laws, with Sen. John Lamping, R-Ladue. Also, Sen. Robin Wright-Jones, D-St. Louis, is hopeful to see an update to the African-American timeline on the Missouri Digital Heritage website. 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.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

The Senate Minute for Nov. 8, 2011: Important Issues

Missouri senators are looking at issues of importance to the state. Senate Bill 320 became law earlier this year. The new law modifies provisions relating to domestic violence. Also, a Missouri senator is asking that the African-American timeline on the Missouri Digital Heritage website be updated. We’ve included actualities from Sen. John Lamping, R-Ladue, 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.

Friday, November 04, 2011

September/October 2011 Missouri Legislative Update

In this episode of Missouri Legislative Update, we highlight the First Extraordinary Session of the 96th General Assembly and veto session. We also take a look at the 2013 fiscal year budget as well as the work of interim committees in the Senate. Also, we highlight the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony held in the State Capitol.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Nov. 3, 2011: Working Group

This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the Missouri Working Group on Sentencing and Corrections, a panel comprised of three Missouri senators and three Missouri representatives. Members say their goal is to meet for the rest of the year and help craft legislation that would be considered during next year’s legislative session. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Jack Goodman, R-Mount Vernon, and Sen. Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City, 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 01, 2011

The Senate Minute for Nov. 1, 2011: Working Group

Three Missouri senators help to comprise the six-member Missouri Working Group on Sentencing and Corrections, a panel that is expected to meet for the remainder of the year and help craft legislation for next year’s regular session. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Jack Goodman, R-Mount Vernon, and Sen. Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Click here to listen to the report.

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.