Friday, January 30, 2015

The Missouri Senate's Capitol Briefing for the Week of Jan. 26, 2015

JEFFERSON CITY—The Missouri Senate approved the first measures of the First Regular Session of the 98th General Assembly this week, sending one bill to the House for consideration, and approving three concurrent resolutions. Committees also continued to meet to take public testimony on proposed legislation for the 2015 session. Additionally, bills are beginning to move onto the Senate's formal calendar for possible debate.

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This Week in the Missouri Senate for Jan. 30, 2015: Floor Debate

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

·      Senate Bill 12, a measure that would modify provisions relating to agriculture (Audio: Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur);

·      Senate Bill 82, which would require long-term care facilities to be encouraged to institute policies facilitating familial involvement in the well-being and support of its residents (Audio: Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, and Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville); and

·      Senate Bill 1 and Senate Bill 49, measures that would also modify provisions relating to elementary and secondary education (Audio: Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
 
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Thursday, January 29, 2015

New Audio/Video Jan. 27, 2015: SB 1, SB 49 and HCR 4

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature Senate Bill 1 and Senate Bill 49 being presented to the Senate Education Committee and House Concurrent Resolution 4 being debated on the Senate floor.
 
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The Senate Minute for Jan. 29, 2015: Education Measures

Jefferson City — The Senate Education Committee gathers for the first time this session and discusses four bills with the same goal. They are: Senate Bill 1; Senate Bill 22; Senate Bill 49; and Senate Bill 70, all of which relate to student transfer issues. We’ve included actualities from 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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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Senate Minute for Jan. 28, 2015: SB 82

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee hears Senate Bill 82, which would require long-term care facilities to be encouraged to institute policies facilitating familial involvement in the well-being and support of its residents. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, and Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

New Audio and Video for Jan. 27, 2015: SB 12 and SB 82

Broadcast quality and streaming audio and video feature floor debate on Senate Bill 12 and a committee hearing on Senate Bill 82.

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The Senate Minute for Jan. 27, 2015: SB 12

Jefferson City — The first measure of the year to see floor debate is Senate Bill 12, a measure that would modify provisions relating to agriculture. Missouri senators gave preliminary approval to Senate Bill 12 on Monday evening (1-26). The measure still needs another vote before it could move to the Missouri House of Representatives for similar consideration. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

The Senate Minute for Jan. 26, 2015: Floor Debate

Jefferson City — With the first committee hearings of the year having been held, opening debate on priority legislation is set to begin this week. This is the fourth week of the First Regular Session of the 98th General Assembly. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Jan. 23, 2015: Committee Hearings

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

·       Senate Bill 24, heard by the Seniors, Families and Children Committee, which would modify requirements to receive public assistance (Audio: Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City);

·       Senate Bill 12, which would modify provisions relating to agriculture, and was heard in the Senate Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committee (Audio: Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City);

·       Senate Concurrent Resolution 8, which would create a state buildings project list to be funded by revenue bonds issued by the State Board of Public Buildings, and Senate Concurrent Resolution 9, which would create a higher education buildings project list to be funded by revenue bonds issued by the State Board of Public Buildings (Audio: Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar); and

·       Preferred legislation to be debated on the Missouri Senate floor this session (Audio: Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
 
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The Missouri Senate's Capitol Briefing for the Week of Jan. 19, 2015

JEFFERSON CITY—The Missouri Senate spent most of its legislative work week in committees, where members of the upper chamber held public hearings on a number of bills. Many of the measures considered this week were pegged as legislative priorities by President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, during his opening day address, including legislation aimed at bolstering Missouri's agricultural industry and reforming Missouri's municipal court system.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Senate Minute for Jan. 22, 2015: Committee Hearings

Jefferson City — Committee hearings continue in the Missouri Senate. The Senate Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committee has heard Senate Bill 12, which would modify provisions relating to agriculture. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

New Audio and Video Available for Jan. 21, 2015: SB 12

Broadcast quality and streaming audio and video feature the Senate Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committee discussing Senate Bill 12, which would modify provisions relating to agriculture.
 
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The Senate Minute for Jan. 21, 2015: Committee Hearings

Jefferson City — Committee hearings are underway in the Missouri Senate. Among the measures in line for committee time are Senate Concurrent Resolutions 8 and 9, which relate to a state bonding proposal. Senate Bill 24 is actually the first measure to be heard in committee this session. The measure would modify requirements to receive public assistance. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Senate Minute for Jan. 20, 2015: Committee Hearings

Jefferson City — The first legislation of the 2015 session is expected to be heard in committee this week. This week’s scheduled committee hearings include Appropriations; Seniors, Families and Pensions; Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources; Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government; Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight; Veterans' Affairs and Health; and Ways and Means. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, and Senate Minority Leader Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

The Missouri Senate's Capitol Briefing for the Week of Jan. 12, 2015

JEFFERSON CITY—The first full week of the 2015 legislative session concluded on Thursday, Jan. 15, with lawmakers having established the committee makeup of the 98th General Assembly, which was announced by the Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, on Monday afternoon. The rest of the legislative work week was marked by the assignment of bills to their respective panels, where public hearings will be conducted. In addition, the Senate Appropriations Committee will begin work on the Fiscal Year 2016 budget next Tuesday, Jan. 20.

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This Week in the Missouri Senate for Jan. 16, 2015: Priority Legislation

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some of the priorities senators have in mind for the 2015 legislative session. In addition, committee assignments were made this week. We’ve included actualities for Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles; Senate Minority Floor Leader Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis; Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby; and Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Senate Minute for Jan. 15, 2015: Priority Legislation

Jefferson City — Priority legislation is moving ahead in the Missouri Senate, as committee hearings begin. Lawmakers are wrapping up the second week of the First Regular Session of the 98th General Assembly. Session will not be held on Monday (1-19), in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Senate Minute for Jan. 14, 2015: Priority Legislation

Jefferson City — We now know the names and compositions of all of the committees in the Missouri Senate. Committee assignments were handed down this week. The first panel to hold a hearing this session was Senate Gubernatorial Appointments, which met today (1-14). We’ve included actualities from Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

This Date in Missouri Senate History: Jan. 13, 1875

This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Jan. 13, 1875, the day former Missouri Sen. Michael Kinney of St. Louis was born. This feature is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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The Senate Minute for Jan. 13, 2015: Priority Legislation

Jefferson City — Missouri senators move closer to debating legislation on the Missouri Senate floor. Committee assignments were made yesterday (1-12). Senators are confident the first measures will be allowed to pass through committee by next week. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Monday, January 12, 2015

The Senate Minute for Jan. 12, 2015: Priority Legislation

Jefferson City — Along with a new legislative session comes an updated list of priorities for Missouri senators, including municipal court reform and Medicaid reform. Lawmakers begin the second week of the legislative session this week. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Friday, January 09, 2015

The Missouri Senate's Capitol Briefing for the Week of Jan. 5, 2015

JEFFERSON CITY—The Missouri Senate welcomed six new members to the upper chamber this week, swearing in a total of 17 newly elected and re-elected senators on Wednesdays, Jan. 7, the opening day of the First Regular Session of the 98th General Assembly.

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This Week in the Missouri Senate for Jan. 9, 2015: First Week of Session

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the first week of the First Regular Session of the 98th General Assembly, which began on Wednesday. Session will continue through mid-May. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles; Senate Minority Floor Leader Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis; Senate Majority Caucus Whip Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown; and Senate Majority Floor Leader Ron Richard, R-Joplin, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Thursday, January 08, 2015

The Senate Minute for Jan. 8, 2015: Beginning of Session

The First Regular Session of the 98th General Assembly moves into Day 2. Many of the topics that were a part of last year’s regular legislative session are back again in 2015. After new committee assignments are made official, those panels could start hearing legislation as soon as next week. We’ve included actualities from Senate Majority Floor Leader Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Daily Audio Video Clips for Jan. 7, 2015

Broadcast quality and streaming audio and video clips feature Senate leaders discussing their top priorities for the 2015 legislative session.
 
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The Senate Minute for Jan. 7, 2015: First Day of Session

Jefferson City — The First Regular Session of the 98th General Assembly is officially underway. New senators were sworn in at noon today (1-7). The next order of business for senators will be committee assignments. Committees will start meeting very soon. Session will end in May. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Missouri Senate Convenes for the First Regular Session of the 98th General Assembly

JEFFERSON CITY—The Missouri Senate convened today at noon for the beginning of the 2014 legislative session. Friends, family and constituents from across the state watched as the upper chamber welcomed six new members. Newly elected and re-elected senators—17 total—took their official oath to "support the Constitution of the United States and of the state of Missouri, and faithfully perform the duties of my office."

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Tuesday, January 06, 2015

The Senate Minute for Jan. 6, 2015: 2015 Priority Legislation

Jefferson City — A wide range of issues are sure to dominate this year’s regular legislative session. The First Regular Session of the 98th General Assembly will start tomorrow (1-7) at noon. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, and incoming Senate Minority Floor Leader Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Monday, January 05, 2015

This Date in Missouri Senate History: Jan. 5, 1857

This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Jan. 5, 1857, the day Trusten Polk stood and took oath as the new governor of Missouri and preceded Gov. Sterling Price. This feature is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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The Senate Minute for Jan. 5, 2015: Beginning of Session

Jefferson City — Preparations are underway for the start of the 2015 legislative session. The First Regular Session of the 98th General Assembly will start on Wednesday (1-7) at noon. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, and incoming Senate Minority Floor Leader Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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