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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This Week in the Missouri Senate for June 28, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Missouri’s $24.7 billion operating budget for Fiscal Year 2014, which will begin on July 1, 2013. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia; Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg; 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, June 25, 2013

The Senate Minute for June 18, 2013 - Fiscal Year 2014

Jefferson City — Missouri’s next fiscal year will start on July 1, 2013. Approximately $24.7 billion will fund the state’s critical departments and programs for Fiscal Year 2014. We’ve included actualities from Senate Appropriations Committee Chair — Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia — 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, June 20, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for June 20, 2013: Interim Committee

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews upcoming work of the newly formed Senate Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation and Reform. The 10-member panel will meet throughout the interim to develop ways to prevent fraud and abuse in the MO HealthNet system. The committee is required to give its 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 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, June 18, 2013

The Senate Minute for June 18, 2013: Interim Committee

JEFFERSON CITY — The newly formed Senate Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation and Reform will start meeting soon. The 10-member panel will meet throughout the interim to develop ways to prevent fraud and abuse in the MO HealthNet system and give advice on more efficient and cost-effective ways to provide coverage for MO HealthNet participants. 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.

Friday, June 14, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for June 14, 2013: HB 253

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Missouri senators’ reaction to the veto of House Bill 253. The measure was vetoed by the governor on June 7, 2013. House Bill 253 relates to taxation. The Missouri General Assembly’s annual veto session will be held in September. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, 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.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Senators Named to Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation and Reform

JEFFERSON CITY – Senators during the 2013 regular session set in place a plan to create a committee that would meet during the time between the most recent and next legislative sessions to discuss the issue of Medicaid expansion and reform in the Show-Me State.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Senate Minute for June 11, 2013: HB 253

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri senators react to the veto of House Bill 253. The measure was vetoed by the governor on June 7, 2013. House Bill 253 relates to taxation. The Missouri General Assembly’s annual veto session will be held in September. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, 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, June 07, 2013

Missouri Legislative Update: May 2013

This month we highlight the General Assembly as it sends the state's spending plan for Fiscal Year 2014 to the governor. The Senate and House approve several measures relating to firearms and agriculture. Plus, Missourinet's Bob Priddy sits down with House Budget Chairman Rep. Rick Stream, R-Kirkwood, and Senate Appropriations Committee member Sen. Scott Sifton, D-St. Louis, to discuss this year's budget process.

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

This Week in the Missouri Senate for June 7, 2013: SB 20

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the first measure signed into law by the governor this year. Senate Bill 20, 15 and 19 modify various provisions in state law regarding certain benevolent tax credits. The measure became law when the governor signed the bill on March 29, 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 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, June 04, 2013

The Senate Minute for June 4, 2013: SB 20

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri senators look back at the first measure signed into law this year. Senate Bill 20, which modifies provisions of law regarding certain benevolent tax credits, took effect once the governor signed the bill on March 29, 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.