Sen. Richard Discusses the 2017 Legislative Session


Jefferson City- Senator Ron Richard (R-Joplin) met with members of the press to discuss the 2017 legislative session.

Session Scorecard


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”


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


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”

Sen. Brown Discusses the 2018 State Operating Budget


Jefferson City- Senator Dan Brown (R-Rolla) discusses the 2018 state budget and presents his philosophy behind crafting the state’s spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year.


Sen. Brown Discusses State Budget


Jefferson City- Senator Dan Brown (R-Rolla) discusses his thoughts on the Missouri Senate’s version of the state’s 2018 operating budget.

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