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.

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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 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.

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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, 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.

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, 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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