Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate Education Committee continues to hear legislation, as Missouri senators move toward the second half of the First Regular Session of the 99th General Assembly. The panel is considering Senate Bill 378, a measure that would modify provisions relating to early childhood education, and Senate Bill 23, which seeks to make numerous changes to provisions relating to elementary and secondary education. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsors, Sen. Wayne Wallingford, R-Cape Girardeau, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
Jefferson City — The full Missouri Senate could begin discussing the Fiscal Year 2018 state operating budget this week. The Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee spent most of last week going through the 13 bills that comprise the state’s spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year. We’ve included actualities from committee chair, Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, and committee member, Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.