Tag: Missouri General Assembly

Supreme Court ruling paves way for Missouri to collect online sales tax with lawmaker action

A close U.S. Supreme Court decision has paved the way for the Missouri General Assembly to take up legislation that could potentially bring in millions in revenue. On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled that internet retailers can be required to collect sales taxes in states where they have no physical presence. The 5-4 decision is a win for states, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually under a 1992 Supreme Court […]

Galloway, Dixon call for legislature to push forward with ethics and corruption fighting legislation

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway and State Senator Bob Dixon are calling on the Missouri General Assembly to advance legislation to hold public officials accountable and crack down on official misconduct. Sen. Dixon had sponsored legislation in the past legislative sessions that he said would give law enforcement more tools to deal with public officials who abuse the authority given to them by their respective offices. That legislation would have included greater penalties […]

Sen. RELEASE: Nasheed’s utility amendment generates $10 million annually for St. Louis city

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri General Assembly gave final approval to a piece of utility infrastructure legislation that included an amendment from State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, that will provide an estimated $10 million for the City of St. Louis every year. The Missouri General Assembly truly agreed to and finally passed House Bill 1991, the Uniform Small Wireless Facility Deployment Act. This legislation addresses the use of the right-of-way for the collocation of […]

U.S. Supreme Court decision paves way for sports betting in Missouri

WASHINGTON — Missouri has the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports, following a Monday decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that struck down a federal law that barred sports gambling in most states. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act was struck down in a 6-3 U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The law, enacted in 1992, banned sports gambling — animal races were not included — in most states. Exceptions were made for Nevada, Montana, Oregon, and […]

General Assembly leadership calls for resignation, Senate wishes to begin impeachment

Greitens says he will not resign, court will prove his innocence JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The leadership of both chambers of the Missouri General Assembly has called for the embattled-governor to take responsibility for his actions and to step down from his position. The Senate President Pro Tem took it one step further calling for impeachment proceedings to begin. Following the news that the state’s Attorney General has evidence to support another felony charge against […]