Friday, December 30, 2011

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Dec. 30, 2011: Upcoming Legislative Session

This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some of the priorities and issues Missouri senators expect will be discussed during the next legislative session. The Second Regular Session of the 96th General Assembly will begin at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, 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.


Missouri Senate Capitol Briefing for the Month of December 2011

JEFFERSON CITY The Second Regular Session of the 96th General Assembly is scheduled to commence at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 4. In preparation for the 2012 legislative session, Missouri senators prefiled more than 150 measures, which received bill numbers on Dec. 1. Customarily, each member of the Senate — beginning with the lawmaker who has the most seniority — picks his or her top three priority bills, which are then each assigned a number.

Legislation submitted to the Secretary of the Senate during the prefiling timeframe will be introduced on the opening day of session.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Senate Minute for Dec. 27, 2011: Preview of Upcoming Legislative Session

The Second Regular Session of the 96th General Assembly will begin at Noon on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012. Missouri senators expect job creation to top their priority list once again next year. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, 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.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Dec. 21, 2011: Disaster Recovery

This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews recommendations made by the Senate Interim Committee on Natural Disaster Recovery, and what role the findings could have in the upcoming legislative session. The panel was formed as a result of several weather-related disasters that hit Missouri throughout the year. The next regular legislative session will begin on Jan. 4, 2012. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, 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, December 20, 2011

The Senate Minute for Dec. 20, 2011: Disaster Recovery

Members of the Senate Interim Committee on Natural Disaster Recovery present recommendations, after spending part of this year gathering information. The panel was the result of several weather-related disasters that affected Missouri over the past year. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, 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, December 15, 2011

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Dec. 15, 2011: Education

This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews education and its importance to Missouri senators, in terms of next year’s legislative session. Lawmakers are preparing to return to Jefferson City. In the process, they are reviewing items they believe will become a part of next year’s agenda. The Second Regular Session of the 96th General Assembly will start on Jan. 4, 2012. 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.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Senate Minute for Dec. 13, 2011: Important Issues

Education and transportation are among the topics lawmakers expect to spend time on, when they return to Jefferson City next year. The Second Regular Session of the 96th General Assembly will start work on Jan. 4, 2012. 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 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, December 08, 2011

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Dec. 8, 2011: Redistricting

This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews redistricting. New Missouri Senate and House district boundaries were released on Nov. 30, 2011. At the same time, a lawsuit challenging new congressional boundaries is scheduled to be heard by a judge later this month. New district boundaries will take effect when officeholders are sworn into office in January 2013. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Scott T. Rupp, R-Wentzville; Senate Minority Floor Leader Victor Callahan, D-Independence; Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown; 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, December 06, 2011

The Senate Minute for Dec. 6, 2011: Redistricting

The new boundaries for Missouri’s 34 Senate and 163 House districts are now known. Missouri senators are studying the maps, as they prepare to return to Jefferson City for the next legislative session. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, 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, December 01, 2011

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Dec. 1, 2011: SB 351

This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 351, a measure that makes changes to rules relating to adoption records in Missouri. Meanwhile, new district boundaries are now known for both the Missouri Senate and House, and lawmakers have begun prefiling legislation for the upcoming regular session. We’ve included actualities from Sen. John T. 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 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.