Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Senate Minute for Jan. 31: HCR 4

Jefferson City — Missouri senators vote to turn down a proposed pay raise for them and statewide elected officials. House Concurrent Resolution 4 opposes recommendations made by the Missouri Citizens Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials. Missouri senators vote 25-two to reject the recommended pay hikes. We’ve included actualities from resolution handler, Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, and Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Monday, January 30, 2017

The Senate Minute for Jan. 30: SB 190 and SB 28

Jefferson City — Missouri senators prepare to finish the first month of the 2017 legislative session. As they do, hundreds of measures are making their way through the varying committees in the Missouri Senate. These include Senate Bill 190, which would make changes to some of the ratemaking rules for public utilities, and Senate Bill 28, which would have the Missouri Department of Social Services apply for a waiver for MO HealthNet. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Friday, January 27, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of Jan. 23: SB 19 and SB 46

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the first measure discussed on the floor of the Missouri Senate and an item considered in committee: 

·     Senate Bill 19, a measure that would create new provisions of law relating to labor organizations (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla; Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City; Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville; and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur); and

·     Senate Bill 46, legislation that would increase penalties against those accused of assault and manslaughter against law enforcement officers and emergency responders (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City). 

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

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Senate Minute for Jan. 26: SB 19

Jefferson City — Missouri senators send Senate Bill 19 to the Missouri House of Representatives for its consideration. The measure, called Right to Work by supporters, passed today on a 21-12 vote. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Senate Minute for Jan. 25: SB 46

Jefferson City — Committee hearings continue in the Missouri Senate. The Missouri Senate Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee hears Senate Bill 46, which would increase penalties against those convicted of assault and manslaughter on law enforcement and emergency responders. The panel has yet to act on the measure. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Senate Minute for Jan. 24: SB 19

Jefferson City — Missouri senators spend time discussing Senate Bill 19, the measure that would implement Right to Work in the Show-Me State. More time could be spent on this proposal today. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.


Monday, January 23, 2017

The Senate Minute for Jan. 23: Right to Work

Jefferson City — The first measures to be discussed on the Missouri Senate floor could be brought up this week. Right to Work is represented by Senate Bills 19 and 21, plus House Bill 91, all of which await action by the full Missouri Senate. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

This Date in Missouri Senate History: Jan. 21, 1826

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Jan. 21, 1826, the day marking the final time the Missouri Senate would meet in St. Charles. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Friday, January 20, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Jan. 20: Priority Legislation

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the third week of the 2017 legislative session: 

·     Reaction to this week’s “State of the State” address (Audio: Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors; Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville; and Sen. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg);

·     Senate Bill 31, legislation that would modify provisions relating to the collateral source rule and provide that parties may introduce evidence of the actual cost, rather than the value, of the medical care rendered (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar); and

·     Senate Bill 117, which would require employees and volunteers of specified public and private institutions to receive an influenza vaccination every year (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur). 

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

https://youtu.be/0csSTNMX9Go

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Senate Minute for Jan. 19: State of the State

Jefferson City — Missouri senators continue to react to the this week’s address from the governor. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/obH03l2SZhI

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Senate Minute for Jan. 18: State of the State

Jefferson City — Missouri senators are talking about the first address to them from the new governor. What’s known as the “State of the State” was delivered yesterday evening (1/17), even though the executive branch does not plan to release budget recommendations until early next month. We’ve included actualities from Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, and Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/g9PKQIh-8Zw

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Senate Minute for Jan. 17: Priority Legislation

Jefferson City — Committee hearings continue in the Missouri Senate, as lawmakers enter into the third week of session. Senate Bill 31, known as the “collateral Source” rule, was heard last week. The panel has not yet taken action on the measure. Senate Bill 117, which would require employees and volunteers of specified public and private institutions to receive an influenza vaccination every year, is scheduled for committee tomorrow (1/18). We’ve included actualities from Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/sh74lpZ2e_s

Monday, January 16, 2017

The Senate Minute for Jan. 16: Right to Work

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate will not be in session today, in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday. Missouri senators will return to the Capitol tomorrow (1/17). When they do, there is a chance they might begin full Missouri Senate debate of Senate Bill 19, which is more commonly referred to as Right to Work. The measure received a Missouri Senate committee hearing last week. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/PCjR-pm8CUI

Friday, January 13, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Jan. 13: Committee Hearings

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews legislation heard in varying Missouri Senate committees: 

·    Senate Bills 19 and 21, measures that would create new provisions of law relating to labor organizations (Audio: Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla);

·    Senate Bill 22, which seeks to make changes to provisions relating to hazardous waste (Audio: Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City);

·    Senate Bill 28, a proposal that would require the Missouri Department of Social Services to apply for a global waiver for MO HealthNet (Audio: Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur);

·    Senate Bill 16, legislation that would exempt delivery charges from sales and use taxes (Audio: Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit); and

·    Senate Bill 17, which would phase out the corporate income tax over three years (Audio: Sen. John Rizzo, D-Kansas City). 

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

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

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

https://youtu.be/j6PgzvGxYxk

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Senate Minute for Jan. 12: SBs 19, 21 and 22

Jefferson City — The first committee hearings are held in the Missouri Senate. Yesterday (1/11), the Missouri Senate General Laws Committee heard Senate Bills 19 and 21, which supporters call Right to Work and “paycheck protection,” respectively. Also, the Missouri Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Committee met to hear Senate Bill 22, which seeks to make changes to provisions relating to hazardous waste. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.


https://youtu.be/ail7A7bRdXc

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Senate Minute for Jan. 11: SB 28

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee meets for the first time this year. The panel heard Senate Bill 28, which would require the Missouri Department of Social Services to apply for a global waiver for MO HealthNet. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/yasFcA1L65o

This Date in Missouri Senate History: Jan. 11, 1865

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Jan. 11, 1865, the day Missouri abolished slavery. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/tMvfr2JgZZU

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Senate Minute for Jan. 10: Right to Work

Jefferson City — Right to Work will take center stage this week in one Missouri Senate committee. The Missouri Senate General Laws Committee will hear Senate Bills 19 and 21 tomorrow (1/11). We’ve included actualities from committee chair, Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/egkNE2kLqCY

Monday, January 09, 2017

The Senate Minute for Jan. 9: Committee Hearings Coming

Jefferson City — The next order of business for Missouri senators will be committee hearings. Those are set to begin this week. The regular legislative session started last week. 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.

 
https://youtu.be/cljARpiqFo0

Friday, January 06, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Jan. 6: Session Underway

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the first week of the new legislative session. The First Regular Session of the 99th General Assembly started at noon on Wednesday. Leadership in the Missouri Senate is looking ahead to priorities in the early days of the session. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/hPbrTPEGsPk

Thursday, January 05, 2017

The Senate Minute for Jan. 5: Session Underway

Jefferson City — Missouri senators complete the first week of the 2017 legislative session. They go into week No. 2 knowing their committee assignments. This includes the five, new Missouri senators for the 99th General Assembly. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/LvxntfBEZ7g

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

Jefferson CityThis 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 report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/bjlBjHJ4oDY

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

The Senate Minute for Jan. 4: Session Begins Today

Jefferson City — The First Regular Session of the 99th General Assembly is officially underway. The session started at noon today. Among the known priorities for some Missouri senators is passage of Right to Work legislation, which critics argue is unnecessary. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/pXjeeoC7NXM

This Date in Missouri Senate History for Jan. 4: Jan. 4, 1860

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Jan. 4, 1860, the day the Missouri General Assembly put in the place actions to create Missouri’s first board of education. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/tAIYv-HF8WU

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

The Senate Minute for Jan. 3: Session Starts Tomorrow

Jefferson City — At noon tomorrow (1/4), Missouri senators will begin the First Regular Session of the 99th General Assembly. Among the issues that could be debated this year is some sort of education reform. What form this would take remains to be seen. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors,  in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/tg4VC-gcd6M

Monday, January 02, 2017

The Senate Minute for Jan. 2: Session Begins Wednesday

Jefferson City — In just two days, lawmakers will return to the State Capitol for the start of the 2017 legislative session. Most of the priority measures have been established. What remains is how soon those bills could be debated and what else could come before May. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/h71NpqWKwxI