This is considered the halfway point through the current Missouri legislative session. From the Senate side, Senator Dan Hegeman reviews many of the topics. Republican Senator Dan Hegeman whose district includes portions of the north-central and northwest Missouri.
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.
Missouri House Republicans will have a supermajority-plus during the 2019 legislative session in Jefferson City. Republicans will control the Missouri House 11647 when the 2019 session begins at the Statehouse on Wednesday at noon. House Speaker Elijah Haahr notes it will be one of the largest majorities in House history. Speaker Haahr tells […]
State Senator Dan Hegeman of Cosby will be the Senate Appropriations Chairman for the upcoming Missouri Legislative Session. Hegeman spoke about his duties as chairman during a legislative forum held at North Central Missouri College of Trenton earlier this week. Hegeman noted a lot of requests for funding are received. Among other topics, the senator […]
Twenty-first District State Senator Denny Hoskins has received the Legislator of the Year award from the Missouri Centers for Independent Living. He was presented the award for his efforts to restore state funds that were cut during the 2017 legislative session. The Missouri Centers for Independent Living is a network of 22 independent living centers […]
State Representative Jim Hansen of northeast Missouri’s Frankford plans to ask the legislature to pass a total ban on texting while driving. Missouri is one of the only states in the country without a total ban on texting while driving. Hansen hopes his proposed ban on texting while driving will get some traction […]
Missouri lawmakers could be considering a far-reaching abortion restriction in the upcoming legislative session. Republican state Representative Nick Schroer of O’Fallon pre-filed a bill this week that would prohibit doctors from performing abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. The measure, which allows for exceptions in medical emergencies, would ban most abortions after […]
Incoming Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz announced his intention to appoint Senator Dan Hegeman as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The 100th Missouri General Assembly will convene its first regular legislative session on Wednesday, January 9. The Appropriations Committee is tasked with giving preliminary approval to the state operating budget for each fiscal […]
(Missourinet) – The Missouri Senate will have nine new faces in the next legislative session in January. One will be in Northern Missouri’s 18th District where Shelbina businesswoman Cindy O’Laughlin beat three state Republican House members in last week’s primary. One of them, Lindell Shumake of Canton says the outcome wasn’t a shock. […]
Voters across Missouri will be deciding the issue of “Right to Work” in the August primary election. The scheduling of the future election date came during the recently-concluded legislative session. Dean Morgan files this report:
The Republican-controlled legislature has wrapped up its regular session – leaving plenty of unfinished business to hit the ground running with next year. Alisa Nelson reports about some of the key measures that failed this year. The bills that died in the Missouri Legislature this year are either a disappointment or a victory, […]
Several proposals were introduced earlier in the legislative session that offered differing versions to massively overhaul the Missouri tax system and now, the Missouri legislature has passed an income tax reduction. The various plans came on the heels of a federal tax package passed by Congress in late 2017. What the state legislature […]