Bipartisan legislation that’s aimed at providing protections for safe drinking water in Missouri schools has been signed into law by Governor Mike Parson. One of the key provisions in House Bill 2120 is from veteran State Sen. Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, the former Senate Minority Leader. That provision allows Missouri schools to submit a test of […]
The Missouri legislative session is underway and Senate Minority Leader Gina Walsh is already feeling it. Senate Minority Leader Gina Walsh says she’s tired of Republicans trying to reverse ballot measures passed by voters. Walsh opposes possible Republican plans to overturn a lobbyist gift ban, campaign donations limits and legislative redistricting.
Minority leaders in the Missouri legislature believe they’re taking a realistic approach to the upcoming session. New House Democratic Leader Crystal Quade of Springfield says her party will focus on defending progressive ballot measures passed by voters, noting the new laws are already under threat. Senate Democratic Leader Gina Walsh of Bellefontaine Neighbors […]
Missouri Senate Republicans are expected to finish three days of caucusing today (Thursday) in St. Louis. Republicans will control the chamber 24-10 in January. Incoming Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz tells Missourinet his agenda will be caucus-driven. Schatz sponsored a proposed ten-cent gasoline tax increase this year. Proposition D failed statewide by […]
(Missourinet) – Missouri Senate Democrats are putting pressure on Attorney General Hawley about an Obamacare lawsuit he’s joined. Minority Leader Gina Walsh says her caucus has filed a resolution calling on Hawley to back out of the suit because she says 2.5 million Missourians with pre-existing conditions could lose insurance. Hawley says preexisting conditions […]
The Missouri House sponsor of a right-to-work measure disagrees with Senate Minority Leader Gina Walsh’s warning that right-to-work will lead to lower wages and decreased safety protections. Sikeston GOP State Representative Holly Rehder predicts right-to-work will increase union jobs in Missouri. Labor unions and their supporters were able to collect enough signatures to […]