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Missouri Legislature Approves Measures to Increase Economic Development Across the State

Business-Friendly and Job Creation Bills Receive Top Priority

JEFFERSON CITY – As the Second Regular Session of the 99th General Assembly came to a close today at 6 p.m., Senators returned home to their districts knowing the bills they passed this session will fundamentally change the way Missouri does business. From labor reform to tax reform, the measures passed over the last five months will boost economic growth and build stronger communities across the state. Continue reading “Missouri Legislature Approves Measures to Increase Economic Development Across the State”

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Senate Approves Government Worker Protection Act

Measure Adds Transparency and Accountability for Public Unions

JEFFERSON CITY— The Missouri State Senate advanced a pro-worker bill this week to add transparency to government labor unions and ensure employees are in control of their hard-earned money. Known as the Government Worker Protection Act, this measure creates a number of protections for workers and for taxpayers. Continue reading “Senate Approves Government Worker Protection Act”

Sen. Wieland on SB 982

JEFFERSON CITY – Sen. Paul Wieland, R-Imperial, discusses Senate Bill 982 and what changes can be made to better address emergency room claims.

Sen. Brown Discusses the Budget

JEFFERSON CITY – Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, discusses what the Appropriations Committee addressed during budget debates and the Senate’s position on budget items that has been sent to the House.

The Senate’s Commitment to the Show-Me State

Upper Chamber Approves the State’s $28 Billion Operating Budget

For the last 15 weeks, the Appropriations Committee and staff have been studying budget line-items. We have discussed and debated the best uses of our taxpayers’ dollars. The ultimate goal is to find a way to fund the critical functions of government including education, public safety and transportation while still balancing the needs of the most vulnerable in Missouri. Continue reading “The Senate’s Commitment to the Show-Me State”

Senate Approves $28 Billion Operating Budget

Budget Includes a Record Funding Increase to K-12 Education, Restores Cuts to Higher Education and Includes State Employee Raises

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Senate sent the nearly $28 billion dollar operating budget back to the Missouri House of Representatives this week. The only Constitutional mandate for the Missouri State Legislature is to pass an on-time, balanced budget. Senate Leader Ron Richard, R-Joplin, said it’s always a delicate balancing act making sure we are spending taxpayers’ money effectively and efficiently while still taking care of the state’s most vulnerable citizens. Continue reading “Senate Approves $28 Billion Operating Budget”

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