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Updated Feb 8, 2016 at 11:47 PM

“I’ll look at it, but it won’t change my mind.”This was the response of a local legislator when I gave him some information against a right-to-work bill in last year’s legislative session.

Updated Feb 8, 2016 at 11:44 PM

Most of the activity in the General Assembly still is centered on committee hearings. The first step in the process is sometimes the most frustrating.

Updated Feb 1, 2016 at 9:51 PM

A Missouri Senate committee held hearings last week on two bills that seek to allow college and university students with a legal conceal-carry (CC) permit to do so on our state campuses.

Updated Feb 1, 2016 at 9:47 PM

Last week we were kept busy with committee hearings. There have been hundreds of bills referred to committees. The chairs will try to allow hearings for as many as possible.

Updated Jan 18, 2016 at 6:29 PM

JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Jay Nixon has requested the federal government declare a major disaster for Missouri, including Newton and McDonald counties, as a result of the two strong storm systems in late December that brought severe weather and...

Updated Jan 18, 2016 at 6:19 PM

A top priority of the 2016 legislative session is to pass a substantive ethics reform bill. Last week during the second week of session, the House gave approval to four reform bills before sending them on to the Senate.

Updated Jan 18, 2016 at 6:18 PM

We started the legislative week with an informational hearing on Real ID. We were told that Missouri is one of 27 states not in compliance with the Real ID act.

Updated Jan 11, 2016 at 9:38 PM

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Department of Transportation said the worst-case scenario of being unable to maintain state infrastructure has been avoided thanks to federal legislation and an unexpected bump in tax revenue.

Updated Jan 11, 2016 at 9:33 PM

The second regular session of the 98th Missouri General Assembly is under way. We were gaveled in Wednesday by our new speaker of the House from Popular Bluff, the Honorable Todd Richardson.

Updated Jan 11, 2016 at 9:31 PM

The second session of the Missouri’s 98th General Assembly is off and running. Sen. Ron Richard and Speaker Todd Richardson set the stages for priority bills to be quickly referred to committees and work to begin.

Updated Jan 6, 2016 at 7:03 PM

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri lawmakers opened the 2016 session under new leadership Wednesday and saw a relatively quiet start after a tumultuous end to last year's session.

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