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Senate Approves Measure That Could Bring Hundreds of Jobs to the Show-Me State

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Bill Now Awaits Governor’s Signature

JEFFERSON CITY—The Missouri State Senate gave approval today to a measure that could create hundreds of jobs for Missourians. It also includes various consumer protection provisions to address concerns held by some legislators. Senate Leader Ron Richard, R-Joplin, said this measure will promote and foster economic growth across the state. Continue reading “Senate Approves Measure That Could Bring Hundreds of Jobs to the Show-Me State”

Session Scorecard

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Senate Provides Strong Economic Developments Tools to the Show-Me State

Labor Reform and Tort Reform Lead the Issues on the Governor’s Desk

JEFFERSON CITY— The First Regular Session of the 99th General Assembly came to a close today as the gavel fell at 6 p.m. After five months, senators will return back to their home districts as the Constitutional deadline passes. Senate Leader Ron Richard, R-Joplin, said while this session seemed frustrating at times, the quality of the bills passed is much more important than the quantity. Continue reading “Session Scorecard”

Senate Approves “Real ID Fix”

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Measure Will Give Missourians the Option of Obtaining a Real ID-Compliant License

JEFFERSON CITY— The Senate gave approval this week to a measure that will allow Missourians the option of choosing a Real ID-complaint license. Without final passage of this bill, starting January 22, 2018, Missouri state driver’s licenses will no longer be accepted as identification to board a plane, whether domestic or international. Continue reading “Senate Approves “Real ID Fix””

Senate Approves Measure to Protect Services for 8,000 Missourians

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Bill Creates the Missouri Senior Services Protection Fund

JEFFERSON CITY— The Missouri Senate this week approved House Committee Bill 3 that provides funds to restore some services for seniors and vulnerable citizens. Senate Leader Ron Richard, R-Joplin, said the funds will help provide services to about 8,000 elderly and disabled Missourians and will also restore about half of the proposed provider rate cut in the budget passed last week by the General Assembly. Continue reading “Senate Approves Measure to Protect Services for 8,000 Missourians”

Senate Approves Conservative Budget that Includes Funding Increases to Education

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Upper Chamber will Conference With House Before Final $27.8 Billion Budget is Sent to Governor

JEFFERSON CITY— The Missouri State Senate sent the $27.8 billion operating budget back to the House this week after multiple days of floor debate. While the Senate and House differed on certain line-items, for the first time in a decade the General Assembly will fully fund the state’s elementary and secondary education Foundation Formula. The Senate also agreed to fully fund the Bright Flight scholarship program and increased funding for the Show-Me ECHO program to $3 million. Continue reading “Senate Approves Conservative Budget that Includes Funding Increases to Education”

Mid-Session Review: Senate Shows Commitment to Creating Economic Development Opportunities

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Making Missouri a More Business-Friendly State Tops List

JEFFERSON CITY—When Missouri senators head back to their districts this weekend, they can celebrate one of the most successful starts in the state’s history. At the beginning of session, Senate leaders in the majority rolled out their three-legged plan to help create more economic development opportunities for the Show-Me State. Those legs include labor reform, tort reform and regulatory reform. Continue reading “Mid-Session Review: Senate Shows Commitment to Creating Economic Development Opportunities”

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