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.
Missouri Senate Republicans have used a rare procedural motion to shut down debate and pass a “right-to-work” measure.
Missouri Senate Democrats are delaying a vote on a right-to-work measure they say is an attack on workers’ collective bargaining rights.
The bill would prohibit an employer from requiring an employee to: Join or refuse to join a union, pay fees or other charges to a union, or pay any third party or charity instead of paying a union.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a measure that would cut the weeks of unemployment benefits available to workers who lose their jobs.
Senate expanded a House bill Tuesday that would ban municipalities from barring the use of plastic bags and also stop cities and towns from increasing their minimum wage.