Gov. Jay Nixon issued the following statement regarding the announcement that Sen. Paul LeVota is resigning from the Missouri Senate: “Although I have not received a formal letter of resignation, I understand that Senator LeVota […]
Missouri’s Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon says the claims raise questions about LeVota’s ability to serve in office.
Missouri was one of three states who had to kill mass quantities of birds due to bird flu earlier this year.
Key Senate Democrats pressed for a vote on reversing Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget veto, suggesting Tuesday that any available hammer be lifted to break the months-long spending deadlock before Wednesday’s deadline.
Nixon: “Under this bill, cops will stop being revenue agents and go back to being cops.”
Opposing lawmakers say this kind of treatment should remain a choice for those who want it. Supporters say it will remain a choice for those over 18, but minors should be protected from it because it is harmful.
Rodney Davis and Mark Kirk most bipartisan in bi-state. Jason Smith and Dick Durbin most partisan.
Senate Democrats briefly relented Friday from a weeklong blockade to allow final approval of a bill reauthorizing $3.6 billion of annual health care provider taxes for the state’s Medicaid program. But that was the only bill they let come to a vote.
The House’s vote Friday sends the bill to the Senate, where activity has been stalled this week. Legislators face a 6 p.m. Friday deadline to give final approval to bills.
Missouri Republicans used their large majorities to send a “right-to-work” measure to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday but appear to lack the support to override an expected veto.