Tuesday, December 31, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Dec. 27, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews how Missouri senators may spend time discussing different approaches to Medicaid during next year’s regular legislative session. This comes as the Senate Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation and Reform releases its final report. The Second Regular Session of the 97th General Assembly will begin on Jan. 8, 2014. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, and Sen. Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis .

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Monday, December 30, 2013

Special Session Brings Senators Back to Jefferson City One Month Before New Legislative Session

JEFFERSON CITY – The month of December is usually dedicated to concluding committee work for the year and numbering prefiled legislation in each legislative chamber. However, the call for lawmakers to return to Jefferson City for a special session in early December quickly shifted the gears of focus.

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Missouri Legislative Update: December 2013

In the final episode of Missouri Legislative Update this year, we highlight the governor’s call for an extraordinary session to grow and expand the aerospace industry in Missouri. Also, we preview various Senate bills prefiled for the 2014 legislative session and a new agreement to cleanup the Old Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City. Plus, Missourinet’s Bob Priddy sits down with Rep. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, and Sen. Paul LeVota, D-Indpenedence, to discuss the recent special session and what’s next for the General Assembly.

Click here to watch the November 2013 edition of Missouri Legislative Update.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Dec. 19, 2013: Sentencing Commission

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the Sentencing and Corrections Oversight Commission. You can read the commission's report by clicking here. Committee members expect legislation to result from their work. The Second Regular Session of the 97th General Assembly will begin on Jan. 8, 2014. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, and Senate Minority Floor Leader 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 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, December 17, 2013

The Senate Minute for Dec. 17, 2013: Sentencing Commission

JEFFERSON CITY — The Sentencing and Corrections Oversight Commission completes its mission. The panel plans to have a full report ready by Dec. 31, 2013. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, and Senate 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 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’s website.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Dec. 12, 2013: Preview

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews special session legislation signed into law by the governor this week, Senate Bill 1. Delivered to the executive branch by the Missouri General Assembly late last week, this bill authorizes incentives for aerospace industry job creation under existing programs except with a separate incentives cap. In the meantime, the Second Regular Session of the 97th General Assembly is only one month from starting and this program includes work underway to prepare for the upcoming legislative session. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Brad Lager, R-Savannah, and Senate 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, December 10, 2013

The Senate Minute for Dec. 10, 2013: Preview

JEFFERSON CITY — The governor has signed Senate Bill 1 into law. This is the measure sent to him by the Missouri General Assembly late last week that authorizes incentives for aerospace industry job creation under existing programs except with a separate incentives cap. In the meantime, the Second Regular Session of the 97th General Assembly is only one month from starting. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Brad Lager, R-Savannah, and Senate Minority Floor Leader 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’s website.

Friday, December 06, 2013

General Assembly Sends Aerospace Industry Incentive Bill to Governor, Ending December Special Session


JEFFERSON CITY—With a final vote of 127-20 by the House today, the General Assembly sent to the governor Senate Bill 1, ending the week-long special session that began on Monday.

The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, is designed to encourage growth and expansion of the aerospace industry in Missouri, specifically Boeing, which recently announced it would accept incentive proposals from 12 to 15 different states to determine where it would build its new commercial 777X airplane.
 

Thursday, December 05, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Dec. 5, 2013: Special Session

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the First Extraordinary Session of the 97th General Assembly. Missouri senators debated and passed Senate Bill 1, a measure that would authorize incentives for aerospace industry job creation under existing programs, except with a separate incentives cap. The proposal passed by a 23-8 vote and now awaits similar action by the Missouri House of Representatives. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale; Senate Minority Floor Leader Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City; Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles; Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis; and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University 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 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.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Senate Advances Special Session Legislation to House

JEFFERSON CITY – Just two days after senators convened for a special legislative session called by the governor, the upper chamber delivered to the House a measure by a vote of 23-8 that would authorize incentives for aerospace industry job creation — particularly geared toward the Boeing Company — under various tax credit programs currently offered by Missouri. Senate Bill 1, sponsored by Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, would create a separate cap of $150 million per year of incentives offered collectively under the Missouri Works Program, the BUILD Program, the Missouri Works Training Program and the TIF Act.

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Audio/Video Clips for Dec. 4, 2013

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature the Senate Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government Committee and floor debate regarding Senate Bill 1.
 
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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

The Senate Minute for Dec. 3, 2013: Special Session

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri senators have returned to Jefferson City after the governor calls a special session for incentives to entice Boeing to build its 777X airliner in the Show-Me State. Senate Bill 1, which would authorize incentives for aerospace industry job creation under existing programs, has been introduced in the upper chamber and awaits debate. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, and Senate 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 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’s website.

Monday, December 02, 2013

Missouri Legislative Update: November 2013

In this episode of Missouri Legislative Update, we highlight several measures relating to veterans and the military. Also, we take a closer look at various committee meetings during the month of November. Plus, Missourinet’s Bob Priddy sits down with Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, and Sen. Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, about Medicaid expansion and reform.

Click here to watch the November 2013 edition of Missouri Legislative Update.

Call Brings Senators Back to Jefferson City One Month Ahead of Schedule

JEFFERSON CITY – Senators return to the upper chamber today (12-2) following the governor’s call for a special session. The call came one day after the Thanksgiving holiday requesting lawmakers to expand certain economic development programs in order to compete with a handful of other states for aerospace manufacturing projects that are projected to create a significant amount of jobs and provide a large capital investment for the Show-Me State.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Nov. 27, 2013: 2014 Session

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews how Missouri senators are looking ahead to some of the issues that may be focused on during the Second Regular Session of the 97th General Assembly. These may include rewriting Missouri’s Criminal Code, a capital improvements bond issue and Medicaid reform. The session will start on Jan. 8, 2014. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles; Senate Minority Floor Leader Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City; Assistant Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City; and Sen. Paul LeVota, 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 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.

Committees Prepare for Final Reports

JEFFERSON CITY — Legislative committee work wraps up as 2013 prepares to come to a close. And with just a few weeks left until the 2014 legislative session begins, senators focus on the new year by prefiling more than 30 bills.
 
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Senate Minute for Nov. 26, 2013: 2014 Session

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri senators are looking ahead to some of the issues that may be focused on during the Second Regular Session of the 97th General Assembly. These may include rewriting Missouri’s Criminal Code, a capital improvements bond issue and Medicaid reform. The session will start on Jan. 8, 2014. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, and Senate Minority Floor Leader 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’s website.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Nov. 21, 2013: Medicaid

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the work of the Senate Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation and Reform, which has concluded its work for the year. The panel has held its last, regularly scheduled hearing and plans to issue final recommendations to the full Missouri Senate before the end of the year. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph; Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis; Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington; 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.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Senate Minute for Nov. 19, 2013: Medicaid

JEFFERSON CITY — The Senate Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation and Reform has concluded its work for the year. The panel has held its last, regularly scheduled hearing, and plans to issue final recommendations to the full Missouri Senate before the end of the year. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, 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’s website.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Nov. 14, 2013: Committees

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews both the Sentencing and Corrections Oversight Commission and the Joint Interim Committee on St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area Governance and Taxation. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, and Sen. Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, 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.

New Audio and Video for Nov. 14, 2013

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature the Senate Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation and Reform, which held its final regular hearing for the interim.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Senate Minute for Nov. 12, 2013: Committees

JEFFERSON CITY — Both the Sentencing and Corrections Oversight Commission and the Joint Interim Committee on St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area Governance and Taxation continue to meet. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, and Sen. Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, 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’s website.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Nov. 7, 2013: Education

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews how Missouri senators are examining different issues relating to education, from school transfers to pre-kindergarten funding. The Second Regular Session of the 97th General Assembly will begin on Jan. 8, 2014. 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 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.

New Audio and Video for Nov. 7, 2013

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature the Joint Committee on Solid Waste Management District Operations, which held its final regular hearing for the interim.

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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

The Senate Minute for Nov. 5, 2013: Education

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri senators are examining different issues relating to education, from school transfers to pre-kindergarten funding. The Second Regular Session of the 97th General Assembly will begin on Jan. 8, 2014. 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’s website.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Missouri Legislative Update: October 2013

This episode of Missouri Legislative Update takes a closer look at various agriculture measures that have become law and various legislative committees which held their meetings at the State Capitol. Also, we highlight a Jefferson City resident’s ties to the famous Thomas Hart Benton mural, “A Social History of Missouri,” located in the House Lounge. Plus, Senate Communications Correspondent Dean Morgan talks with Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, about tax policy and reform.

Click here to watch the October 2013 edition of Missouri Legislative Update.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Oct. 31, 2013: Education Spending

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews two Missouri senators’ reaction to plans by the governor to add to education funding over the next three years, restoring full funding by 2017. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Brad Lager, R-Savannah, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, 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.

Senators Spend Time in Various Legislative Committees

JEFFERSON CITY – Many lawmakers in the upper chamber focused their work on various legislative committees, which held their meetings at the State Capitol and across the Show-Me State during the month of October covering a variety of issues, including education, health care, capital improvements, and transportation, among other important topics.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Senate Minute for Oct. 29, 2013: Education Funding

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri senators react to plans by the governor to add to education funding over the next three years, restoring full funding by 2017. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Brad Lager, R-Savannah, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, 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’s website.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Oct. 24, 2013: Capital Improvements

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the Senate Interim Committee on Capital Improvement Assessment and Planning. The panel is expected to have a report ready by Dec. 1, 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 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, October 22, 2013

The Senate Minute for Oct. 22, 2013: Capital Improvements

JEFFERSON CITY — The Senate Interim Committee on Capital Improvement Assessment and Planning continues to meet. The panel is expected to have a report ready by Dec. 1, 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’s website.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Oct. 17, 2013: Medicaid

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the status of the Senate Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation and Reform. The 10-member panel has held several hearings since July and plans to issue recommendations to the full Missouri General Assembly by Dec. 15, 2013. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, and Sen. Paul LeVota, D-Independence, 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.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Senate Minute for Oct. 15, 2013: Medicaid

JEFFERSON CITY — The Senate Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation and Reform nears conclusion of its task. The panel plans to issue recommendations to the full Missouri General Assembly by Dec. 15, 2013. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, and Sen. Paul LeVota, 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 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’s website.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Oct. 10, 2013: Joint Committee on Education

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the Joint Committee on Education, which has wrapped up its work for the interim. The panel met last week to discuss options for the Normandy School District, which is near St. Louis. The unaccredited district is sending a large number of students to neighboring schools. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington; Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis; and Sen. Scott T. Rupp, R-Wentzville, 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.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

The Senate Minute for Oct. 8, 2013: Joint Committee on Education

JEFFERSON CITY — The Joint Committee on Education wraps up its work for the interim. The panel met last week to discuss options for the Normandy School District, which is near St. Louis. The unaccredited district is sending a large number of students to neighboring schools. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, and Sen. Scott T. Rupp, R-Wentzville, 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’s website.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Oct. 3, 2013: Criminal Code

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews progress made on revising Missouri’s Criminal Code. The effort is several years in the making. Supporters hope for early consideration when the Legislature returns to Jefferson City in January. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, and Senate 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, October 01, 2013

New Audio/Video Clips for Oct. 1, 2013

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature the Joint Committee on Education, which met today (10-1) to discuss student transfers from the Normandy School District, near St. Louis.

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The Senate Minute for Oct. 1, 2013: Criminal Code

JEFFERSON CITY — Progress continues toward rewriting Missouri’s Criminal Code. The effort didn’t make it as far as supporters would have liked this year. The Second Regular Session of the 97th General Assembly will start work on Jan. 8, 2014. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, and Senate 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 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’s website.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Missouri Legislative Update: September 2013

This month, Missouri Legislative Update highlights the General Assembly's annual veto session held in September. This year, lawmakers voted to override a record number of the governor's vetoes. Four Senate bills and six House bills previously vetoed by the governor are now enacted into law. Plus, Missourinet's Bob Priddy talks with Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg, and Sen. Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, about the Senate Interim Committee on Capital Improvement Assessment and Planning.

Click here to watch the September 2013 edition of Missouri Legislative Update.

Veto Session Breaks Modern Records in Missouri Senate

JEFFERSON CITY – Members of the Missouri Senate had an unusually large number of bills to consider during their annual veto session held earlier this month. Out of the 82 Senate bills sent to the governor for his approval, the state’s top executive official vetoed 19 of those measures, giving senators the opportunity to take up nearly all of those bills for the possibility of a veto override.

Although each annual veto session can constitutionally run up to 10 calendar days, this year’s veto session was brief, only lasting one day. However, lawmakers did make history during veto session this year, overriding the veto of 10 bills marked down by the governor, the most in 180 years when the Legislature was responsible for granting divorces in Missouri in the 1830s.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Sept. 26, 2013: SB 47 and 208

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews two measures that relate to foster care in Missouri:

  • Senate Bill 47, which adds to the list of legal guardians of a child who may receive subsidies (Audio: Sen. John Lamping, R-Ladue); and
  • Senate Bill 208, which raises the age limit for when a youth may reenter into foster care (Audio: Senate Minority Floor Leader Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City).

Both of these measures took effect on Aug. 28, 2013. 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 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, September 24, 2013

The Senate Minute for Sept. 24, 2013: SB 47 and 208

JEFFERSON CITY — There are two new laws that relate to foster care in Missouri. Senate Bill 47, which adds to the list of legal guardians of a child who may receive subsidies, and Senate Bill 208, which raises the age limit for when a youth may reenter into foster care, took effect on August 28. We’ve included actualities from Sen. John Lamping, R-Ladue, and Senate 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 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’s website.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Sept. 19, 2013: SB 252 and 124

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews two measures relating to firearms:

  • Senate Bill 252, which modifies provisions relating to the Missouri Department of Revenue, including provisions that prohibit the department from retaining copies of source documents used to obtain driver's licenses. This measure became law on July 1, 2013 (Audio: Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit); and
  • Senate Bill 124, which would have created the crimes of failing to stop illegal firearm possession, negligent storage of a firearm and failure to notify a school of firearm ownership. This proposal was heard in committee, but not debated by the full Missouri Senate during the First Regular Session of the 97th General Assembly (Audio: Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City).

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 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, September 17, 2013

The Senate Minute for Sept. 17, 2013: SB 252 and 124

JEFFERSON CITY — After a shooting near Washington, D.C., this week, some thoughts are turning to gun legislation. Senate Bill 252, which became law on July 1, 2013, modifies provisions that prohibit the Missouri Department of Revenue from retaining copies of source documents used to obtain driver's license. Senate Bill 124 would have created the crimes of failing to stop illegal firearm possession, negligent storage of a firearm and failure to notify a school of firearm ownership. The measure was not debated by the full Missouri Senate. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University 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’s website.

Friday, September 13, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Sept. 13, 2013: Veto Session

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some of the measures considered by Missouri lawmakers during the annual veto session, including:

  • House Bill 436, which would have established the Second Amendment Preservation Act (Audio: Sen. Brian Nieves, R-Washington, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City);
  • Senate Bill 265, which would have prohibited the state and political subdivisions from implementing policies affecting property rights and from entering into certain relationships with organizations (Audio: Sen. Nieves and Senate Minority Floor Leader Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City);
  • House Bill 650, which relates to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (Audio: Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, and Sen. Ryan McKenna, D-Crystal City); and
  • Senate Bill 170, which will allow members of public governmental bodies to cast roll call votes in a meeting if the member is participating via videoconferencing (Audio: Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, and Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City).

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 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.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Missouri Senate Overrides 10 Governor Vetoes

JEFFERSON CITY – Lawmakers in the Missouri Senate cast their votes to override a record number of bills in recent history that were passed during the 2013 legislative session and vetoed by the governor. Four Senate bills and six House bills previously vetoed by the governor are now enacted into law.

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New Audio/Video Clips for September 12, 2013


Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature floor debate during Wednesday's (9-11) veto session. Clips include Senate Bill 265, Senate Bill 170, House Bill 436 and House Bill 650.
 
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Audio/Video Clips for Sept. 11, 2013

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature the Senate Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation and Reform and today's veto session.

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Monday, September 09, 2013

Preview of 2013 Veto Session in the Missouri Senate

JEFFERSON CITY – The General Assembly’s annual veto session is scheduled to begin this week and much work lies ahead for lawmakers in the Missouri Senate. Of the 82 Senate bills delivered to the governor for his approval, 19 received the veto stamp, providing legislators in the upper chamber a chance starting this Wednesday (Sept. 11 at noon) to bring each one of those measures up for a possible veto override.

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The Senate Minute for Sept. 9, 2013: HB 253

JEFFERSON CITY — The annual veto session will be held this week. The most talked about proposal that could come up is House Bill 253, which modifies provisions relating to taxation. Veto session will start at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, 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’s website.

Friday, September 06, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Sept. 6, 2013: Veto Preview

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate previews Missouri senators’ return to Jefferson City for the annual veto session, which is scheduled to start at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 11. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, and Sen. Paul LeVota, 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 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.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Missouri Legislative Update: August 2013

In this edition of Missouri Legislative Update we highlight several new laws passed by the General Assembly which took effect on Aug. 28, 2013. Plus, we preview the upcoming veto session to be held on Sept. 11, 2013 and a new web site designed to nominate suggestions for new inductees into the Hall of Famous Missourians. And Missourinet's Bob Priddy sits down with Rep. Kathryn Swan, R-Cape Girardeau, and Sen. Paul LeVota, D-Independence, to discuss new laws and other legislative issues.

Click here to watch the August 2013 edition of Missouri Legislative Update.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

The Senate Minute for Sept. 3, 2013: Veto Preview

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri senators are preparing to return to Jefferson City. The annual veto session is scheduled to start at Noon on Wednesday, Sept. 11. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, and Sen. Paul LeVota, 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 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’s website.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Aug. 29, 2013: SB 251

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 251, which became law this week. The proposal updates provisions relating to fraud and abuse of electronic benefit transfer, or EBT, cards for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. The measure is one of several that took effect on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University 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.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Majority of Senate Bills Become Law on Aug. 28

JEFFERSON CITY – Most of the bills passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by the governor, or allowed to lapse into law, took effect today (8/28). According to Article II, Section 29 of the Missouri Constitution, no law passed by the General Assembly, except appropriations measures or bills containing an emergency clause, can take effect until 90 day after the Legislature constitutionally adjourns on May 30. 

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Majority of Senate Bills Become Law This Month

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri’s constitution (Article III, Section 29) states that no law passed by the General Assembly, except appropriations measures or bills containing an emergency clause, can take effect until 90 days after the Legislature constitutionally adjourns on May 30. Most of the bills passed by the General Assembly and signed by the governor, or allowed to lapse into law, took effect on Aug. 28. More than 50 of the 62 Senate bills that received executive approval became law on this date.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Senate Minute for Aug. 27, 2013: SB 251

JEFFERSON CITY — This week, Senate Bill 251 becomes law. The proposal updates provisions relating to fraud and abuse of electronic benefit transfer, or EBT, cards for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. The measure is one of several that will take effect on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University 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’s website.

Friday, August 23, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Aug. 23, 2013: Medicaid

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the status of the Senate Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation and Reform, which held the latest in a series of hearings on Aug. 14, 2013, and is expected to have recommendations ready for the full Missouri Senate by Dec. 15, 2013. We’ve included actualities from committee chair Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington; and committee members Sen. Paul LeVota, D-Independence; 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, August 20, 2013

The Senate Minute for Aug. 20, 2013: Medicaid

JEFFERSON CITY — The Senate Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation and Reform held the latest in a series of hearings on Aug. 14, 2013, and is expected to have recommendations ready for the full Missouri Senate by Dec. 15, 2013. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, and Sen. Paul LeVota, 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 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’s website.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Aug. 15, 2013: SB 10

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews one of the economic development measures signed into law this year. Senate Bill 10 creates a tax credit to attract amateur sporting events to the state. The new law will take effect on Aug. 28, 2013. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, 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.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

New Audio/Video Clips for Aug. 14, 2013

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature members of the Senate Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation and Reform during a hearing at the State Capitol.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Senate Minute for Aug. 13, 2013: SB 10

JEFFERSON CITY — One of the economic development measures signed into law this year is about to take effect. Senate Bill 10 creates a tax credit to attract amateur sporting events to the state. The new law will take effect on Aug. 28, 2013. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, 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’s website.

Thursday, August 08, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Aug. 8, 2013: SB 75

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 75, which modifies provisions relating to public safety. The measure was Truly Agreed to and Finally Passed on May 16 and signed into law by the governor on July 12, 2013. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla; Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City; Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis; and Sen. Jason Holsman, 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, August 06, 2013

Missouri Legislative Update for July 2013

This episode of Missouri Legislative Update highlights several Senate and House bills approved by the governor or allowed to go into effect. Also, the program features several interim committee meetings in Jefferson City and freshman lawmakers share their experience regarding their first legislative session. Plus, Missourinet's Bob Priddy sits down with Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, and Sen. Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, to discuss the goals of the Senate Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation and Reform.

Click here to watch the July 2013 edition of Missouri Legislative Update.

The Senate Minute for Aug. 6, 2013: SB 75

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri senators reflect on Senate Bill 75, which modifies provisions relating to public safety. The measure was Truly Agreed to and Finally Passed on May 16, and signed into law by the governor on July 12, 2013. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University 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’s website.

Friday, August 02, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Aug. 2, 2013: SB 1

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 1, which modifies the law relating to workers’ compensation. Provisions contained within the measure will take effect on Jan. 1, 2014. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Scott T. Rupp, R-Wentzville, and Sen. Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, 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.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Deadline Arrives for Executive Action on Truly Agreed to and Finally Passed Legislation

JEFFERSON CITY – According to the Missouri Constitution, the governor has 15 days to act on a bill if it is delivered to him during the legislative session and 45 days if the Legislature has adjourned (constitutional adjournment is May 30) or has recessed for a 30-day period. The 45-day threshold ended on July 14, meaning the governor either had to sign or veto measures that were delivered to his desk. Those bills not receiving his executive approval will become law on their effective dates, as prescribed by Article III, Section 31 of the state’s constitution.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Senate Minute for July 30, 2013: SB 1

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri senators are talking about Senate Bill 1, which modifies the law relating to workers’ compensation. Provisions contained within the measure will take effect on Jan. 1, 2014. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Scott T. Rupp, R-Wentzville, and Sen. Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, 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’s website.

Friday, July 26, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for July 26, 2013: HB 253 and Withholdings

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews House Bill 253 and its relation to budget withholdings made by the governor. The measure, which relates to taxation, has been vetoed. The governor cites tax cuts contained in the measure, and a potential veto override, as the need to withhold $400 million from the Fiscal Year 2014 budget. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, 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, July 23, 2013

New Audio/Video Clips for July 23, 2013

The Joint Committee on Education held the first of three hearings planned for this interim on Tuesday (7-23). The panel spent time discussing testing methods for Missouri teachers, which would be conducted by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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The Senate Minute for July 23, 2013: HB 253 and Withholdings

JEFFERSON CITY — Lawmakers send House Bill 253 to the governor. The measure, which relates to taxation, was later vetoed. The governor cites tax cuts contained in the measure, and a potential veto override, as the need to withhold $400 million from the Fiscal Year 2014 budget. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, 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’s website.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for July 18, 2013: Lead Industry

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews early work completed by the Missouri Lead Industry Employment, Economic Development and Environmental Remediation Task Force, which held its first hearing in early July. Plus, we review some of the legislation that has been signed into law by the governor this year, including:

  • House Bills 1-13 (state’s FY 2014 operating budget);
  • Senate Bill 1 (modifies state law relating to the Second Injury Fund and occupational diseases within the workers’ compensation system);
  • Senate Bill 10 (creates a tax credit to attract amateur sporting events to the state);
  • Senate Bill 16 (exempts farm work performed by children under 16 from certain child labor requirements);
  • Senate Bill 20 (modifies provisions of law regarding certain benevolent tax credits);
  • Senate Bill 75 (changes provisions regarding public safety);
  • Senate Bill 99 (modifies state law that address elections, printing the official state manual and tax ballot issues);
  • Senate Bill 106 (changes various provisions relating to veterans and members of the military, including the awarding of academic credit, professional licenses and child custody rights);
  • Senate Bill 208 (raises the age limit for when Missouri youth may re-enter into foster care); and
  • Senate Bill 230 (establishes “Chloe’s Law,” which requires newborn screenings for critical congenital heart disease).

We’ve included actualities from Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, 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 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, July 16, 2013

The Senate Minute for July 16, 2013: Lead Industry

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Lead Industry Employment, Economic Development and Environmental Remediation Task Force holds its first hearing. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, 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’s website.

Friday, July 12, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for July 12, 2013: Medicaid

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the work of the Senate Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation and Reform, which heard testimony from the general public for the first time this week. The panel was established with the goal of reforming Medicaid by improving system efficiency, financial stability and delivery of care. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington; Sen. Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis; Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph; and Sen. Paul LeVota, 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 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, July 09, 2013

The Senate Minute for July 9, 2013: Medicaid

JEFFERSON CITY — The Senate Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation and Reform hears testimony from the general public for the first time. The panel was established with the goal of reforming Medicaid by improving system efficiency, financial stability and delivery of care. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, and Sen. Paul LeVota, 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 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’s website.

New Audio/Video Clips for July 9, 2013

The Senate Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation and Reform hears testimony from the general public. The panel was established with the goal of reforming Medicaid by improving system efficiency, financial stability and delivery of care.

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Missouri Legislative Update: June 2013


This episode of Missouri Legislative Update features the final day of the 2013 legislative session with reaction from General Assembly leaders. A new interim committee is formed in the Senate to look at Medicaid transformation and reform. Plus, Missourinet's Bob Priddy interviews Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, and Rep. John Rizzo, D-Kansas City, about the conclusion of the legislative session.

Click here to watch the June 2013 edition of Missouri Legislative Update.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for July 3, 2013: SB 350

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 350, which would have eliminated the renter's portion of the Senior Citizens Property Tax Credit and created the Missouri Senior Services Protection Fund. The measure was vetoed on May 14, 2013, and was initially tied to helping balance the Fiscal Year 2014 operating budget. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles; Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis; 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, July 02, 2013

The Senate Minute for July 2, 2013: SB 350

JEFFERSON CITY — Senate Bill 350 would have eliminated the renter's portion of the Senior Citizens Property Tax Credit and created the Missouri Senior Services Protection Fund. The measure was vetoed on May 14, and was initially tied to balancing the Fiscal Year 2014 operating budget. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, 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’s website.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Numerous Senate Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Day of 2013 Legislative Session

JEFFERSON CITY – Since the final gavel fell on the 2013 regular legislative session, nearly a quarter of the Senate bills delivered to the governor have been signed into law. The governor has until July 14 to take executive action on legislation passed by the General Assembly. Measures that do not receive his signature automatically become law on their respective effective dates.

More than seven weeks after the General Assembly delivered to the governor the state’s spending plan for Fiscal Year 2014, which was sent to him one day ahead of the constitutional deadline, Missouri’s budget received executive approval with the governor’s signature. The $24.8 billion budget, which takes effect July 1 and runs through June 30 of next year, will fund Missouri’s critical departments and programs. Highlights of this year’s budget include increased funding for Missouri’s K-12 schools and the state’s public higher education institutions, as well as an annual salary boost for all state employees starting January 2014.

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