Friday, November 30, 2012

Missouri Senate Capitol Briefing for November 2012

JEFFERSON CITY — The results of Election Day held in early November include 12 new members who will take their oath of office in January to serve as Missouri state senators. In addition, majority and minority caucuses in the Senate met this month to elect new leadership, including the nomination of a new Senate President Pro Tempor.

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This Week in the Missouri Senate for Nov. 30, 2012


This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews work done by the Joint Interim Committee on State Employee Wages, which is taking an in-depth look at state employee salaries. 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 the This Week in the Missouri Senate website. 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’s website.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Senate Minute for Nov. 27, 2012: Wages

The Joint Interim Committee on State Employee Wages is taking an in-depth look at state employee salaries, which rank 50th out of 50 states. The panel may continue to meet into 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, November 21, 2012

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Nov. 21, 2012: Education

This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews work conducted by the Joint Committee on Education, which has been meeting throughout the interim and conducting hearings on ways to implement a funding formula for higher education. Their report is due on Dec. 31, 2013. We’ve included actualities from Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg, 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 the This Week in the Missouri Senate website. 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’s website.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Senate Minute for Nov. 20, 2012: Education

The Joint Committee on Education has been meeting throughout the interim and conducting hearings on ways to implement a funding formula for higher education. Their report is due on Dec. 31, 2013. We’ve included actualities from Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg, and Sen. Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, 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.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Nov. 15, 2012: New Leadership

This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews new leaders chosen for the upcoming legislative session, which will begin on Jan. 9, 2013. Leadership elections were held last week. We’ve included actualities from presumed Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, and incoming Minority Floor Leader 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 the This Week in the Missouri Senate website. 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’s website.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Senate Minute for Nov. 13, 2012: New Leadership

Both the Majority Caucus and the Minority Caucus in the Missouri Senate have chosen new leadership for the upcoming legislative session, which will start on Jan. 9, 2013. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles (tabbed by his caucus to serve as Senate President Pro Tem), and Sen. Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City (elected by her caucus to serve as Minority Floor Leader), 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 08, 2012

New Senate Leaders Selected for 2013-2014 Session

JEFFERSON CITY — Lawmakers and newly-elected legislators convened in Jefferson City today to meet in their respective caucuses and select leaders for the 97th General Assembly, which begins in January.

The Senate Majority Caucus elected Sen. Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, to serve as President Pro Tem. He replaces outgoing Sen. Rob Mayer, R-Dexter, who is leaving office this year due to term limits. The pro tem is responsible for appointing committee members, assigning legislation to committees, and ruling on points of order raised during debate on the Senate floor, among other duties. The full Senate will vote on this leadership position in January.

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Audio/Video Clips from the Missouri Senate

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature the new Senate leadership for the First Regular Session of the 97th General Assembly at http://www.senate.mo.gov/newsroom/Pages/daily-audio-video-2012.html

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Nov. 8, 2012: Employment Discrimination

This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the possibility that employment discrimination legislation could be debated again next year. During this year’s regular legislative session, Senate Bill 592 passed the Missouri Senate, but not the Missouri House, and House Bill 1219 was vetoed by the governor. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Brad Lager, R-Savannah, 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 the This Week in the Missouri Senate website. 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’s website.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

The Senate Minute for Nov. 6, 2012: Employment Discrimination

After Senate Bill 592 passes the Missouri Senate — but not the Missouri House — and House Bill 1219 is vetoed by the governor, some are speculating employment discrimination legislation could be debated again next year. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Brad Lager, R-Savannah, and Sen. Robin Wright-Jones, D-St. Louis, 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.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Nov. 1, 2012: SJR 51

This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Constitutional Amendment 3, which comes as a result of Senate Joint Resolution 51, passed by the Missouri General Assembly in May. The amendment will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Jack Goodman, R-Mount Vernon, and Sen. Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, 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 visiting the This Week in the Missouri Senate website. 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’s website.