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This Week in the Missouri Senate for Dec. 31, 2014: Session Preview

JEFFERSON CITY—This Week in the Missouri Senate review how oftentimes, legislation that is unsuccessful one session may be introduced again the following year. And, sometimes it may be years before a measure reaches the governor's desk. The First Regular Session of the 98th General Assembly will start on Jan. 7, 2015. 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.

The Missouri Senate's Capitol Briefing for December 2014

JEFFERSON CITY—During December, lawmakers continued preparing for the upcoming legislative session of the 98th General Assembly, which begins on Wednesday, Jan. 7 at noon. Many legislators prefiled bills throughout the month, indicating their priorities for next year. Committees also met throughout the final month of interim to address current issues in the state and to draft final reports to the Legislature.

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This Week in the Missouri Senate for Dec. 22, 2014: Education

JEFFERSON CITY—This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews what role education could play in the upcoming legislative session. The First Regular Session of the 98th General Assembly will start on Jan. 7, 2015. We've included actualities from Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, 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 is also available as a podcast. Right click on the "subscribe" button and choose "copy shortcut," then paste that link into your podcast player's website.

Video: December 2014 Edition of Missouri Legislative Update

December 2014 – In the last episode of Missouri Legislative Update for this year, we highlight new leadership in the Senate and House. We also review the first hearing of the Joint Committee on Government Accountability and talk to a few retiring lawmakers. Plus, Missourinet’s Bob Priddy sits down with Sen. Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, and Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, to discuss their new leadership roles and various issues regarding the Legislature.

Click here to watch the December 2014 edition of Missouri Legislative Update via YouTube.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: Dec. 25, 1848

This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Dec. 25, 1848, the first day of the First Regular Session of the 15th General Assembly. This feature 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 Date in Missouri Senate History website. The report also is availab

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Dec. 18, 2014: Government Accountability

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the first hearing of the Joint Committee on Government Accountability. The 14-member panel held an organizational meeting on Dec. 11. By statute, the panel can meet four times next year and have a final report issued to the full Legislature no later than Jan. 15 of 2016. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, 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.

The Senate Minute for Dec. 16, 2014: Government Accountability

Jefferson City — The Joint Committee on Government Accountability holds its first hearing. The panel’s job is to look into alleged inefficiencies, fraud and misconduct in state government — in this case, related to the state’s role following a police shooting and subsequent grand jury decision in Ferguson. The committee will continue to meet next year. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, 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.

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Dec. 11, 2014: Session Preview

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some legislation from this past legislative session that could be introduced again next year. The First Regular Session of the 98th General Assembly will start its work within the next 30 days. 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.

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.

The Senate Minute for Dec. 9, 2014: Session Preview

Jefferson City — Some legislation from this past legislative session could be introduced again next year. The First Regular Session of the 98th General Assembly will start its work within the next 30 days. 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.

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.

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Dec. 4, 2014: Session Preview

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some of the philosophies that go into legislating. The First Regular Session of the 98th General Assembly will start on Jan. 7, 2015. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Brad Lager, R-Savannah, 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.

The Senate Minute for Dec. 2, 2014: Session Preview

Jefferson City — With one month before the start of the 2015 legislative session, lawmakers are preparing strategy. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Brad Lager, R-Savannah, 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 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.

Capitol Briefing: Month of November 2014: Senate Prepares for 98th General Assembly

The 2014 General Election brought little change to the makeup of the Missouri State Senate. The majority currently holds 23 seats, while the minority holds nine. Two seats are vacant. Once the election results have been certified by the Missouri Secretary of State, the majority-minority ratio in the Missouri Senate will change to 25-9.

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