Thursday, October 27, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of Oct. 24: Committees

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some of the committees that have met during the interim, which is the period of time between regular legislative sessions: 

·         Senate Interim Committee on MO HealthNet Pharmacy Benefits (Audio: Committee chair, Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville);

·         Legislative Task Force on Dyslexia (Audio: Committee member, Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton);

·         Senate Interim Committee on Long-Term Care Facilities (Audio: Committee chair, Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville);

·         Senate Interim Committee on Utility Regulation and Infrastructure Investment (Audio: Committee chair, Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar); and


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


This Date in Missouri Senate History for Oct. 27: Oct. 27, 1838

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Oct. 27, 1838, the day Gov. Lilburn Boggs issued Executive Order 44, also known as the “Extermination Order.” This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

To download the script (.docx), or the audio (.mp3), please click here.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Senate Minute for Oct. 25: Committees

Jefferson City — So far this interim, five committees have held hearings, including the Senate Interim Committee on MO HealthNet Pharmacy Benefits and the Legislative Task Force on Dyslexia. Some of these panels plan to have recommendations ready before the end of this year. We’ve included actualities from Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

To download the script (.docx) and/or the audio file (.mp3), please click here.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of Oct. 17: SCR 50 and HB 2379

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews two measures that relate to suicide prevention. Senate Concurrent Resolution 50 designates the month of September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in Missouri. House Bill 2379 requires the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop training guidelines and school districts to adopt a policy for youth suicide awareness and prevention education. Both of these proposals became law this year. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis; Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur; and Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

To download the script (.docx) and/or the audio (.mp3), please click here.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

This Date in Missouri Senate History for Oct. 19: Missouri Day

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews “Missouri Day,” which was created by the Legislature on March 22, 1915. “Missouri Day” is always celebrated on the third Wednesday in October. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

To download the script (.docx), or the audio (.mp3), please click here.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Senate Minute for Oct. 18: SCR 50 and HB 2379

Jefferson City — A couple of measures that have become law this year are aimed at suicide prevention. Senate Concurrent Resolution 50 designates the month of September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in Missouri. Additionally, House Bill 2379 also addresses dyslexia screening in public schools. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, and Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

To download the script (.docx) and/or the audio file (.mp3), please click here.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of Oct. 10: New Laws

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some of the new laws that take effect tomorrow (Oct. 14), following last month’s annual veto session. Among these is Senate Bill 641, which creates an income tax deduction for payments received as part of a program that compensates agricultural producers for losses from disaster or emergency. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

To download the script (.docx) and/or the audio (.mp3), please click here.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Senate Minute for Oct. 11: SB 641

Jefferson CitySenate Bill 641 creates an income tax deduction for payments received as part of a program that compensates agricultural producers for losses from disaster or emergency. The measure was vetoed earlier this year, but that was overridden by lawmakers last month. The new law will take effect on Friday. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

To download the script (.docx) and/or the audio file (.mp3), please click here.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of Oct. 3: HB 1414

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews House Bill 1414, which will prohibit certain agricultural data from being subject to public disclosure laws. The measure was vetoed by the executive branch earlier this year. The veto was overridden on Sept. 14. The new law will take effect on Oct. 14. We’ve included actualities from bill handler, Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown; Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur; and Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

To download the script (.docx) and/or the audio (.mp3), please click here.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

The Senate Minute for Oct. 4: HB 1414

Jefferson CityHouse Bill 1414 will prohibit certain agricultural data from being subject to public disclosure laws. The measure was vetoed by the executive branch earlier this year, but the veto was overridden by lawmakers last month. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate bill handler, Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

To download the script (.docx) and/or the audio file (.mp3), please click here.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

This Date in Missouri Senate History for Oct. 1, 1826

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Oct. 1, 1826, the day Jefferson City was chosen as the permanent seat of state government. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

To download the script (.docx), or the audio (.mp3), please click here.