Tag: Rep. Deb Lavender

Missouri House approves 23 bills

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — This week, the Missouri House of Representatives got down to business, passing 23 bills. The legislation included fairly nonpartisan efforts, a senior’s farmers market program and mutual aid with Oklahoma and Kansas, and hotly debated topics such as Rep. Bruce DeGroot’s “Asbestos Bankruptcy Transparency Act.” Rep. Jay Barnes’ HB 1618 enables pharmacies to set up controlled substance take-back bins. He argued that there is no good way for people to dispose […]

House Democrats to push for ethics reform once again with legislative package

 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri House Democrats are looking to push the envelope with ethics reform in the State Capitol, filing a comprehensive package of legislation they say will restore accountability and integrity to state government. Last year, the House Democrats filed a similar package, which they said simply mirrored the campaign promises made by Governor Eric Greitens. “While the Governor’s rhetoric sounded good, he failed to follow through on many of his promises,” Rep. […]