Tag: Jefferson City

Schroer kicks off tanning bill with coalition of support

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Nick Schroer, R-O’Fallon, announced his bill, HB 1260, to prohibit minors from using indoor tanning devices. Schroer was joined by dozens of supporters of the bill, including doctors and melanoma survivors. Schroer shared startling melanoma statistics, calling them “avoidable health care costs,” including that the rate of melanoma has doubled in Missouri in the last 9 years. Artificial UV radiation is named as the leading cause of melanoma. Schroer hopes […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens and Budget Leadership announce Consensus Revenue Estimate for Fiscal Year 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – Today Gov. Eric Greitens, along with Senator Dan Brown (Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman) and Representative Scott Fitzpatrick (House Budget Committee Chairman), announced Missouri’s Consensus Revenue Estimate (CRE) for Fiscal Year 2019. The annual CRE is a figure established by state budget experts and outside consultants and is one of the basic assumptions the Governor and legislative leaders use to build and balance Missouri’s budget. The key figure in the CRE is the […]

Session gets underway, questions about Board appointments arise

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The first day of the legislative session has concluded, and Missouri lawmakers are primed to once again take up debate on issues and legislation that will affect all corners of the Show-Me State. Today, we begin the 2018 Legislative session as a group of farmers, teachers, business owners, attorneys, doctors, and officers of the law. Both Republicans and Democrats…just regular Missourians with the desire to make a difference. #moleg — Todd […]

RELEASE: Senator Jamilah Nasheed Files Proposal to Repair Damage Done by 2017 Legislation

JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, filed a bill to repair damage done by the passage of last session’s Senate Bill 43. Signed in August by the governor, the new law created serious consequences for Missourians. First, the law shields perpetrators of workplace harassment or discrimination from accountability. Second, it takes Missouri out of compliance with federal non-discrimination standards. “The errors in this law have created some serious issues for Missouri citizens,” […]

Franks files the ‘Protestors’ Bill of Rights’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In preparation for his second legislative session, State Rep. Bruce Franks Jr., D-St. Louis City, has filed a number of measures aimed at addressing issues including crime prevention from the root cause, recidivism and job training in the Missouri Department of Corrections through House Bill 1579, public school education, charter school accountability through House Bill 1580, police and gun owner accountability, funding for youth violence prevention programs through House Bill 1585 […]

Missouri to host Veterans Week Kick Off in November

The state of Missouri will hold an event in November that will honor all veterans, law enforcement, and emergency personnel at the state’s capitol. Starting at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, the state of Missouri will host Veterans Week Kickoff work that features the 135th Army Band, the Monticello Singers, and displays by the Missouri National Guard and State Highway Patrol to recognize the public service of local heroes. Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson said […]

Missouri voters support legislation to stop criminal alien sanctuary policies, new state poll finds

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A new statewide poll of likely Missouri voters finds overwhelming support for passage of the No Sanctuary for Criminals (H.R. 3003) Act by the Senate. Moreover, Missouri voters also indicate that their senator’s position on H.R. 3003 would likely affect their vote, which could be an important factor in upcoming mid-term elections.  The bill, already passed by the House of Representatives, would hold state and local governments responsible for so-called […]

Governor Eric Greitens to visit Northeast Missouri tomorrow

Tomorrow, Governor Eric Greitens will visit La Grange and Canton to announce a jobs expansion and deliver an award for hiring veterans with two Northeast Missouri companies. The Governor will announce a jobs expansion at NEMO Manufacturing at 10:00 AM, and present the Flag of Freedom award for hiring veterans to US Wellness Meats at 11:30 AM. Following the presentation at US Wellness Meats, there will be a barbeque for community members. The public is […]

Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson seeks submissions for “Vacation Missouri” photo contest

(JEFFERSON CITY) – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson recently announced a “Vacation Missouri” Photo Contest from the Office of Lieutenant Governor. All Missourians and those who visit Missouri are encouraged to submit their photography work for the contest. Winners will receive a proclamation from the Lieutenant Governor, an invitation to the Capitol for a recognition ceremony, and have their work displayed in the State Capitol and throughout the State of Missouri. “Missouri welcomes over 41 million […]

McCaskill ‘proud to support’ new Jefferson City Intern Resource Network

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill applauded the launch of the new Intern Resource Network by the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Partners In Prevention, and Women’s Foundation to help keep interns safe. “When I was an intern in Jefferson City, sexual harassment was a serious issue, and it’s clear it’s a problem that persists, often with devastating consequences for too many young women,” said McCaskill, who has led efforts in the Senate […]