Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Senate Minute for May 31: Crime Measures

Jefferson City — Some changes could be in store for some parts of Missouri law that deal with crime. None of these measures have yet been considered by the executive branch, which has until July 14 to sign, veto or let legislation become law without a signature. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of May 23: Session Recap

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some of the high-profile issues debated by lawmakers this year. The Missouri Senate adjourned sine die — or without day, meaning without assigning a day for further meeting or hearing — on Wednesday, May 25. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin; Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City; 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, May 24, 2016

The Senate Minute for May 24: SB 656

Jefferson City — A majority of Missouri senators consider Senate Bill 656 to have been an important issue for this year’s regular legislative session. The measure seeks to modify provisions relating to county sheriffs, self-defense, unlawful use of weapons and concealed carry permits. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem 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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Thursday, May 19, 2016

This Date in Missouri Senate History for May 22: May 22, 1899

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews May 22, 1899, the last day of the Regular Session of the 40th General Assembly. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of May 16: Session Recap

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some of the highlights for members of Missouri Senate leadership of the Second Regular Session of the 98th General Assembly. Session concluded on May 13. We’ve included actualities from Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City; Senate President Pro Tem 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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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Senate Minute for May 17: Session Recap

Jefferson City — The Second Regular Session of the 98th General Assembly ended on May 13. For some Missouri senators, the goal was to get legislation sent to the executive branch. For others, it was a question of keeping certain things from making it to the finish line. We’ve included actualities from Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, 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, May 13, 2016

This Date in Missouri Senate History for May 14: May 14, 1932

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews May 14, 1932, the day Missouri’s first female, African-American Missouri senator — Gwen Giles — was born. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of May 9: Final Week

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: 

·     House Bill 1565, which would raise MO HealthNet asset limits for the disabled (Audio: Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, and Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia);

·     Senate Bill 588, a measure that would make changes to expungement laws (Audio: Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield);

·     House Bill 1765, legislation that would change provisions relating to judicial proceedings (Audio: Senate Minority Floor Leader Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis);

·     Senate Bill 814, which would allow an individual to deduct income earned through active military duty from their Missouri adjusted gross income (Audio: Sen. Wayne Wallingford, R-Cape Girardeau); and

·     House Bill 1474, legislation that would make changes to how certain documents would be filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission (Audio: Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City). 

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Senate Minute for May 12: Law-Related Legislation

Jefferson CitySenate Bill 588 would make changes to expungement laws. This measure has been sent to the executive branch. House Bill 1765 seeks to change provisions relating to judicial proceedings. This proposal needs another Missouri Senate vote before its final passage. Only one day remains in the 2016 legislative session. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, 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, May 11, 2016

The Senate Minute for May 11: Medicaid Expansion

Jefferson CityHouse Bill 1565 would raise the MO HealthNet asset limits for the disabled, but expansion of Medicaid becomes a larger discussion point for Missouri senators. House Bill 1565 has been sent to the executive branch. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, and Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Senate Minute for May 10: SB 814 and HB 1474

Jefferson City — The final week of the Second Regular Session of the 98th General Assembly is underway. Missouri senators have sent Senate Bill 814, which would allow an individual to deduct income earned through active military duty from their Missouri adjusted gross income, to the governor. House Bill 1474 would make changes to how certain documents would be filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission. It has been amended and sent back to the Missouri House of Representatives. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Wayne Wallingford, R-Cape Girardeau, and Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Monday, May 09, 2016

The Senate Minute for May 9: SB 572

Jefferson City — Missouri senators move forward on Senate Bill 572, which would modify provisions relating to municipal courts, local abatement ordinances and disincorporation procedures. Supporters call it a follow-up to last year’s Senate Bill 5. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Friday, May 06, 2016

This Date in Missouri Senate History for May 8: May 8, 1884

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews May 8, 1884, the birth date of Harry S. Truman. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of May 2: Final Two Weeks

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: 

·     House Bill 1631, which would modify provisions of law relating to voter identification (Audio: Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City);

·     Senate Bill 588, legislation that would modify provisions relating to petitions for the expungement of criminal records (Audio: Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, and Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City); and

·     Senate Bill 586, which would make changes to school funding (Audio: Sen. Jay Wasson, R-Nixa, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City). 

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
 
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Thursday, May 05, 2016

The Senate Minute for May 5: SB 586

Jefferson City — Missouri senators override the veto of Senate Bill 586, legislation that seeks to modify the definition of "current operating expenditures" and "state adequacy target" for the purposes of state funding and applies the definition of "average daily attendance" to charter schools. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Jay Wasson, R-Nixa, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Wednesday, May 04, 2016

The Senate Minute for May 4: SB 588

Jefferson City — Missouri senators send to the Missouri House of Representatives Senate Bill 588, which would modify provisions relating to petitions for the expungement of criminal records. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, and Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Tuesday, May 03, 2016

The Senate Minute for May 3: Voter ID

Jefferson City — Missouri senators are poised to send voter ID to the ballot. House Bill 1631 would modify provisions of law relating to voter identification. House Joint Resolution 53  would put voter ID on a future ballot. Both of these measures have to go through the Missouri Senate Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight Committee before Missouri senators could take a final vote on them. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee's Summit, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Monday, May 02, 2016

The Senate Minute for May 2: Final Two Weeks

Jefferson City — The 2016 legislative session is in its final two weeks. The last day for lawmakers will be Friday, May 13, at 6 p.m. We’ve included actualities from Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.


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