Spring Break is over, and second half of legislative session awaits
Missouri lawmakers have never really seen eye to eye with Gov. Jay Nixon, and the beginning of the 2015 legislative session is no different.
Gov. Jay Nixon took a handful of Missouri lawmakers and reporters on a tour of the muddy, stalactite infested basement of the state Capitol to show what repairs need to be made to the nearing century old building.
Senate Majority Leader Ron Richard released a draft Thursday of proposed legislation for the 2014 session seeking to nullify federal gun control laws that infringe on Second Amendment rights.
Some legislative supporters concede that mistakes in the wording of the two biggest vetoed bills cost them the chance to override one if not both measures.
Political courage. That’s the phrase that came to my mind as I watched the Senate’s top GOP leaders cast the deciding votes that killed the gun-rights bill.
The Senate subpoenaed the Revenue Department this week for information on whether it’s sharing personal information from driver’s license applicants.
The House Economic Development Committee voted 21-0 Thursday to move legislation to the full chamber that would give Joplin access to state funds for rebuilding.
The GOP won control of the Senate a dozen years ago and now holds veto-proof majorities in both chambers.
Missouri’s Senate may be on the verge of an historic change. And if so, it likely can be attributed to one of the softest-spoken legislative leaders I’ve covered.