The Senate committee is considering legislation to legalize marijuana use by patients diagnosed by a physician with a debilitating medical condition.
The new projection from legislative researchers is to be considered Monday by a Senate fiscal review committee. If the panel signs off, the full Senate then could vote to pass the legislation on to the House.
Though some Republicans objected to incurring more debt, Missouri senators gave initial approval Thursday to a plan that would authorize $600 million of bonds to pay for hundreds of long-needed repairs at state buildings and public colleges.
In case there was any doubt, a coalition of Republicans made it clear Monday that they will do everything within their power to ensure there is no expansion of Medicaid eligibility this year in Missouri.
Tim Jones (R-Eureka) says he will instead run for an unspecified statewide office in 2016.
Missouri’s Capitol will be quieter this week as state lawmakers take a weeklong spring break.
As legislators prepare to take off for their spring break, a large number of bills are filed so late in the session that there’s no real hope for passage.
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.