A Missouri Senate panel has endorsed legislation that would change how the state sentences juveniles convicted of first-degree murder.
State law currently allows borrowers to renew their loans six times, but that may not be the case depending on a new bill endorsed by Missouri legislation.
Gov. Nixon called for expansion during his State of the State address.
A Senate committee scheduled a public hearing Thursday on three different tax-cutting bills.
“Passage is assured in the House, the votes are there in the Senate, and I believe we stand an excellent chance at making this progress”
“I think it’s going to go right down to the wire,” says Rep. Mike Colona, D-St. Louis. As for the Missouri Senate, Sen. Joe Keaveny hopes the Senate doesn’t even bring the bill up for a vote.
A special committee has been charged with commissioning an independent study to provide a “comprehensive analysis of the taxation and governance issues.”
The measure would exempt the Doe Run Resources Corp. from punitive damages if the court determines the company is making a “good faith” effort to clean up the contaminated sites.
Senators debated the measure Tuesday but did not reach a vote. Lawmakers have until 6 p.m. Friday to approve legislation before their mandatory adjournment.
The Missouri House passed the Senate-originated measure which would give voters the choice to increase the sales tax by one cent over 10 years to fund improvements.