Jefferson City — Debate begins on House Bill 251, a measure that would require authorization for certain labor unions to use dues and fees to make political contributions and require consent for withholding earnings from paychecks. The proposal has been laid over for further discussion. We’ve included actualities from bill handler, Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas 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.