News Feed /news-rss News Feed Sun, 17 Feb 2019 07:41:06 +0000 en-us This Date in Missouri Senate History: Feb. 16, 1995 Sat, 16 Feb 2019 00:01:36 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Feb. 16, 1995, the date the Missouri Senate was sent House Bill 84, also known as Audio: Sen. Cunningham Discusses Missouri’s Budget Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:44:06 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville, discusses the latest with Missouri’s Fiscal Year 2019 state operating budget. He serves on the Missouri Senate Appropriations Sen. Jeanie Riddle’s Capitol Report for the Week of Feb. 11, 2019 Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:39:28 +0000 Helping All Missourians Live with Dignity On Wednesday, Feb. 13, the Missouri Senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee discussed legislation intended to help low-income individuals Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer’s Legislative Column for Feb. 15, 2019 Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:38:01 +0000 Building Bridges and Moving Legislation It’s been a busy week in the Missouri Senate, both inside and out of the State Capitol. Wednesday, I traveled Sen. Justin Brown’s Legislative Column for Feb. 15, 2019 Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:15:00 +0000 Building Bridges For the Future Missouri is blessed with a stunning landscape of hills, valleys, streams and rivers. Missourians especially love our waterways, and few Audio: Sen. Luetkemeyer Discusses Priority Issues Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:12:33 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, R-Parkville, discusses his trip to Platte County with to the governor, to discuss needed bridge repair; some of the Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer Reviews Bridge Needs with Governor on MoDOT Tour Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:06:05 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY —State Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, R-Parkville, traveled with Gov. Mike Parson and Missouri Department of Transportation Director Patrick McKenna to Platte County to examine Sen. Denny Hoskins’ Capitol Report for Week of Feb. 11, 2019 Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:00:56 +0000 Following the Legislative Process Anyone wanting a lesson in the legislative process could gain some insight by watching the actions of lawmakers at the Missouri House moves to lift hospice care death investigation requirement; change aimed at comforting families Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:40:00 +0000 Legislation in the Missouri House would lift the requirement, under certain circumstances, that the death of a person under hospice care be investigated. Backers of House Bill 242 and an amendment added to House Bill 447 say that Missouri law requiring coroners and medical examiners to investigate a death in a home doesn’t account for … Continue reading "House moves to lift hospice care death investigation requirement; change aimed at comforting families" This Week in the Missouri Senate for Feb. 15: Priority Legislation Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:38:49 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: Senate Bill 6, a measure that seeks to modify provisions relating to controlled substances, including the Governor Parson Continues Statewide Infrastructure Effort to ‘Focus on Bridges’ 1211 at Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:19:05 +0000 Governor Parson Continues Statewide Infrastructure Effort to ‘Focus on Bridges’ Stephanie.Whitaker Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:19 February 14, 2019 Highlights Infrastructure Proposal to Accelerate over $1 Billion of Local Priorities Jefferson City – This week, Governor Mike Parson visited 5 of the 250 bridges scheduled for immediate repair or replacement if his administration’s proposed funding program is passed by the Missouri General Assembly this year. The Governor first outlined the statewide bridge infrastructure program in the State of the State address on January 16. On Thursday, Governor Parson visited bridges in Fenton, St. Clair, and St. James as part of his “Focus on Bridges” proposal. Yesterday, he made stops in Kansas City and Hannibal. Missouri has 922 bridges in poor condition throughout the state, and the Governor’s proposal would accelerate the repair or replacement of 250 of those bridges, in turn freeing up funding for additional transportation projects across the entire state. “Missouri has one of the nation’s largest highway systems with one of the lowest levels of funding in the country – it is now time to fix Missouri’s infrastructure needs,” Governor Mike Parson said. “Our plan to address Missouri’s critical infrastructure needs, funded through budget savings, will accelerate more than $1 billion worth of local projects with no new tax dollars.” The proposal would enable the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Office of Administration to enter a financing agreement to fund 250 bridge projects – bridges that are already programmed for repair or replacement in the state’s current five-year construction program. The proposal is set up to supplement existing transportation revenue with general revenue to pay off the debt. The resolution also calls for the bond proceeds to be deposited into the State Road Fund – meaning the funds will be constitutionally protected and regularly audited to ensure they are only used for state road and bridge projects. Accelerating 250 bridge projects and freeing additional funding for statewide transportation projects will create jobs throughout the state and boost the state’s economy. Senator Dave Schatz has proposed a Senate concurrent resolution to establish the program. The resolution recently passed out of committee with no opposition. “Taking seriously the needs of Missouri roads and bridges is vital to the success of our local communities through attracting businesses and ensuring the safety of Missourians,” Senator Schatz said. “The Governor’s plan is an important step to address our state’s critical infrastructure needs, and I’m proud to sponsor his bold proposal.”        “I applaud the Governor for presenting an innovative approach to address our critical infrastructure needs across the entire state,” Senator Paul Wieland said. “These long term investments will help to accelerate and boost local infrastructure priorities and projects with no new tax dollars. Thanks to the Governor’s leadership on infrastructure, our state will move forward.” “I appreciate Governor Parson’s leadership to focus on bridges across our entire state,” Senator Justin Brown said. “Prioritizing and addressing key infrastructure projects, without using new tax dollars, is a wise investment that will benefit Missourians for generations.” Missouri has 10,385 bridges on the state highway system – sixth most in the nation. Of that total, 922 are in poor condition, and 1,194 are weight restricted (450 fall into both categories). Cape Nature Center announces March programs 313793 at Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:49:32 +0000 Video: Sen. Schupp Discusses SB 76 and SB 28 Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:19:25 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, discusses Senate Bill 76, legislation that seeks to require certain MO HealthNet participants to comply with Ashcroft Announces One Initiative Petition Received, Ten Approved for Circulation Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:16:00 +0000 For immediate release:                  February 14, 2019 Contact:                                           Maura Browning, Communications Director, (573) 526-0949 Ashcroft Announces One Initiative Petition Received, Ten Approved for Circulation Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jay Ashcr State Releases January 2019 General Revenue Report 18466 at Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:48:17 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY - State Budget Director Dan Haug announced today that net general revenue collections for January 2019 decreased 24.1 percent compared to those for January 2018, from $1.06 billion last year to $801.2 million this year. Net general revenue collections for 2019 fiscal year-to-date decreased 7.0 percent compared to January 2018, from $5.49 billion last year to $5.11 billion this year. GROSS COLLECTIONS BY TAX TYPE