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.
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”