Tag: Sen. John Rizzo

Senate committee signs off on asbestos, venue and joinder bills

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Two House tort reform bills are now making their way through the Senate, passing out of the Senate Committee on Government Reform on Wednesday. With two votes of 5-2 each, the committee signed off both HB 1645, Rep. Bruce DeGroot’s measure dealing with asbestos claims, and HB 1578, Rep. Glen Kolkmeyer’s venue and joinder legislation. Both bills passed the House in March and now look to the Senate for approval. DeGroot’s […]

Collective bargaining and paycheck protection get a hearing in Senate’s Committee on General Laws

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The issue of paycheck protection and collective bargaining is once again making its way before the Missouri State Legislature. The Senate Committee on General Laws on Wednesday heard testimony on SB 602, a bill sponsored by Sen. Bob Onder which seeks to modify and expand the state’s Public Sector Labor Law. And, as many of the legislators will tell you, it’s nothing they haven’t heard before. Wednesday’s hearing lasted roughly an […]

Eigel, Koenig tag team tax reform in Senate Ways and Means Committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The junior senators from the St. Louis region, Sen. Andrew Koenig and Sen. Bill Eigel, have taken a large task upon themselves in their mission to reform the state’s tax code, and their fellow senators on the Senate’s Ways and Means Committee were more than willing to tell them so. Koenig’s SB 611 and Eigel’s SB 617 both look to bring about reform, an item that has been at the forefront […]

Missouri Community Colleges Association awards six legislators

By Michael Layer BRANSON, Mo. – The Missouri Community Colleges Association (MCCA)’s convention and trade show, four legislators were awarded on Thursday evening for their support of Missouri Community Colleges. Rep. Jean Evans, Rep. John Weimann, Rep. Sandy Crawford, Rep. David Wood, and Sen. John Rizzo were recognized for their work in the General Assembly.  House Minority leader Rep. Gail McCann Beatty was also recognized. The MCCA represents the 12 community colleges in Missouri and […]