While a pro-business agenda has been fast-tracked by Missouri’s Republican General Assembly, one issue has been pushed to the sidelines.
The chance of what supporters often call “right to work” getting to the floor in either chamber appears slim.
Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, said the department has been violating state privacy laws by sharing Missourians’ personal information.
A proposal would allow those communities to keep ticket revenue to cover just 20 percent of their operating budget.
The bill Sponsored by Sen. Tom Dempsey would eliminate the program altogether and use the savings to pay more to Medicaid providers.
Senators voted 28-4 for legislation that would reimburse sponsors of sporting events with $5 for every ticket sold to cover the help cost.
Gov. Jay Nixon’s administration is under fire after the Missouri State Highway Patrol spent nearly $6 million purchasing a new King Air aircraft.
The Missouri Legislature convened its 2013 session Wednesday with the largest contingent of Republican lawmakers since the Civil War era.
“Ninety-five percent of my district is new,” Sen. David Pearce. The carving up of counties comes despite a command from the Missouri Constitution.
This was quite a different special session than any I’ve seen in my more than four decades at the statehouse.