Missouri Senate

GOP Picks Ron Richard To Lead Mo. SenateJoplin man to replace Tom Dempsey as president pro-tem
Unemployment Benefits Override Looks SetMissouri's Republican-led Senate appears to have enough support.
Source: LeVota Subject of Intern's Sexual Harassment ClaimA person familiar with the investigation says the Missouri Senate is looking into a sexual harassment complaint against Sen. Paul LeVota.
Cole County Judge Holds Hearing in Sunshine LawsuitA Missouri judge on Friday gave an advocacy group and state lawyers more than a week to file orders in a lawsuit challenging restrictions on filming Missouri Senate committee hearings.
CAPITOL PERSPECTIVES: Sexting & FilibustersKMOX bureau chief Phill Brooks looks at the legislative session that was
Ferguson Bill Dies in Last Day of Legislation SessionBoth chambers passed their own versions of the bill, but the Senate partisan stand-off blocked even a debate on Friday.
Missouri Senate Endorses Increased Fuel Tax for Road FundingThe Missouri Senate on Thursday revived a plan to boost road funding, voting to back a measure that would raise diesel and gasoline taxes.
Senate Committee OKs Limit to Rams Stadium BondsRyan Silvey: "I don't believe one person should be able to put the state $200 million in debt."
Protestors Interrupt Opening of Missouri SenateThe Lieutenant Governor expressed his displeasure with protestors who interrupted the swearing-in ceremony.
House, Senate Leaders Call for Public Hearings to Investigate Nixon's Response to FergusonMissouri Senate and House leaders today called for public hearings to investigate Gov. Jay Nixon's response to the unrest in Ferguson, and to determine if emergency appropriations are necessary to fund operations for the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Missouri National Guard.
Missouri Lawmakers Pass Cannabis Extract BillThe vote came after Sen. Eric Schmitt gave an impassioned speech about his son, who has epilepsy.
Missouri Senate Backs Education Funding IncreaseThe Missouri Senate endorsed a budget plan Monday that ensures a funding increase for public education but will require negotiations with the House to hammer out the final specifics.

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