Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for May 30: HB 1

Jefferson City — It only took five days to send House Bill 1 to the executive branch. The measure would authorize the Missouri Public Service Commission, or PSC, to approve a special rate for certain facilities. 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.

Friday, May 26, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for May 26: Extraordinary Session

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the Extraordinary Session of the 99th General Assembly. Missouri senators sent House Bill 1 to the executive branch today. The measure seeks to authorize the Missouri Public Service Commission to approve a special rate for certain facilities. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington; Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City; bill handler, Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff; and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Missouri Senate MInute for May 23: Extraordinary Session

Jefferson City — Missouri senators begin the Extraordinary Session of the 99th General Assembly. The session was called by the governor in order to secure a smelter and steel mill in southeast Missouri. By law, an extraordinary — or special — session can last up to 60 days. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Monday, May 22, 2017

This Date in Missouri Senate History: 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.

Friday, May 19, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for May 19: Session Review

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the First Regular Session of the 99th General Assembly from the perspective of two members of Missouri Senate leadership. The 2017 legislative session ended on May 12. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for May 16: Session Review

Jefferson City — The First Regular Session of the 99th General Assembly comes to a close, which has some Missouri senators looking back at what worked and what didn’t. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

This Date in Missouri Senate History: 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.


Saturday, May 13, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for May 12: Session Ends


Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

·    House Committee Bill 3, which seeks to modify provisions relating to funds for vulnerable senior citizens (Audio: Bill handler, Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, and Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City);

·    House Bill 151, legislation that would allow the Missouri Department of Revenue to issue Real ID-compliant driver's licenses and identification cards (Audio: Bill handler, Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City, and Sen. Curls); and

·    House Bill 1194 and 1193, a measure that seeks to keep cities and counties from requiring a minimum wage that exceeds the state’s (Audio: Bill handler, Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis).

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

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for May 11: HB 1194 and 1193

Jefferson City — Missouri senators start a dialogue on House Bill 1194 and 1193, a measure that seeks to prohibit political subdivisions from requiring a minimum wage that exceeds the requirements of state law. The proposal has been set aside for further discussion. We’ve included actualities from bill handler, Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for May 10: HB 151

Jefferson City — Missouri senators amend and return to the Missouri House of Representatives House Bill 151, legislation that would allow the Missouri Department of Revenue to issue Real ID-compliant driver's licenses and identification cards. Session will conclude at 6 p.m. this coming Friday. We’ve included actualities from bill handler, Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City, and Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for May 9: HCB 3

Jefferson CityHouse Committee Bill 3, which seeks to modify provisions relating to funds for vulnerable senior citizens, is back in the Missouri House of Representatives. Missouri senators made additional changes to the measure yesterday, after having passed it last week. We’ve included actualities from bill handler, Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, and Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Monday, May 08, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for May 8: SB 313

Jefferson City — Missouri senators send Senate Bill 313 to the Missouri House of Representatives for consideration. The measure seeks to modify provisions relating to elementary and secondary education. Only one week remains in the First Regular Session of the 99th General Assembly. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: 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.

Friday, May 05, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for May 5: 2018 Missouri Budget


Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

·         Missouri’s Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget, which has been sent to the executive branch (Audio: Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee Chair, Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla; committee members, Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, and Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby; and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur); and

·         Senate Bill 73, a measure that seeks to create the "Dark Money Disclosure Act” (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City).
 
This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for May 4: Budget

Jefferson City — Missouri senators begin discussion on the final version of the Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget for the Show-Me State. The Missouri Senate-House conference committee completed its work in a single day. Missouri’s financial blueprint for the next fiscal year has to delivered to the governor by 6 p.m. tomorrow (May 5). We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee Chair, Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, and committee member, Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for May 3: Budget

Jefferson City — Missouri’s Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget now moves to a Missouri Senate-House conference committee. By law, the budget must be sent to the executive branch no later than 6 p.m. on Friday (May 5). We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee member, Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for May 2: SB 73

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee hears Senate Bill 73, a measure that seeks to create new provisions of law relating to financial disclosure under campaign finance laws. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Monday, May 01, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for May 1: Budget

Jefferson City — Now that Missouri senators have crafted their version of a financial plan for the state, it’s up to Missouri Senate and House conferees to get a budget through both chambers and to the executive branch by 6 p.m. this coming Friday (May 5). We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee Chair, Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: May 1, 1899

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews May 1, 1899, the 84th day of the Regular Session of the 40th General Assembly. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.