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April 2018

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.

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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”

Protecting Patients

How we can keep insurance companies accountable and ensure patients are protected

So many of us have experienced, or know someone who has experienced, one of those nights. You wake up with excruciating pain. Could it be a heart attack? Stroke? Something worse? Or could this pain be something less severe? Because I’m not a medical doctor, the last thing I want to do is self-diagnose my symptoms, especially when it could potentially be a life and death situation. I don’t want my constituents to have make those decisions either. Continue reading “Protecting Patients”

Sen. Kehoe Discusses Positive Legislative Relationships

JEFFERSON CITY – Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, comments on the positive relationship between the House and Senate and how well the Senate is working together.

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