Missouri’s Republican-led Legislature has sent a ballot proposal to voters asking them to reconsider their earlier backing of a redistricting system that stresses fairness and competitiveness over everything else. Missourians in 2018 voted to make “partisan fairness” and “competitiveness” the ...Read More »
After weeks off work over concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, Missouri’s Republican-led Legislature is once again making a push to change state redistricting rules. A House committee advanced the proposal, which would ask voters yet again to change redistricting rules. ...Read More »
A top Republican lawmaker says the Missouri Legislature is tentatively scheduled to return to work at the end of the month, a move that prompted concern from Democrats about the safety of doing so amid the coronavirus pandemic and prompted ...Read More »
A Republican lawmaker has proposed a bill that would let Missouri parents remove their kids from classes and school events that touch on sexual orientation and gender identity, causing some parents to protest the measure at the state Capitol. Rep. ...Read More »
Missouri lawmakers this session are trying to make it easier for military spouses and out-of-state doctors, teachers, pharmacists and other licensed professionals to get jobs in the state. Legislation approved by the Missouri state House this past week would allow ...Read More »
Candidates running for the Missouri Legislature will be able to accept a few more dollars from their donors. The Missouri Ethics Commission said the campaign contribution limit for state Senate candidates is rising from $2,500 per election to $2,559, and ...Read More »
Missouri lawmakers returned to the Capitol Wednesday to start work on issues ranging from an overhaul of the voter-approved redistricting plan to combating violence in the state’s biggest cities. Republican leaders of the House and Senate said a top priority ...Read More »
In a friendly debate over the constitutionality of an upcoming bill, Rep. Chris Kelly, D-Columbia, left, and Rep. Tim Jones, R-Eureka, both lawyers, don't let their disagreement get acrimonious as the last day of the legislative session runs its course Friday in Jefferson City. Photo by Karen ElshoutRead More »
Stacey Newman, D-Richmond Heights, center, is sworn in as the lone new House member on Wednesday, the first day of Missouri’s legislative session. Newman replaced Steve Brown, a former attorney and representative who resigned last year over political corruption charges. ...Read More »
A dismal budget situation and a lack of consensus on certain issues may inhibit legislators from passing agenda items during this year’s session of the Missouri General Assembly. As lawmakers prepare to return on Wednesday for the five-month session, the ...Read More »
Fresh off the success of finally passing an omnibus judiciary bill in 2009, one of The Missouri Bar's top legislative priorities for 2010 is to fix an unforeseen glitch from last year's good intentions.
The omnibus bill, which Gov. Jay Nixon signed into law, included a long-sought-after provision redacting Social Security numbers and other identification information in certain court documents.
Catherine Barrie, senior legislative counsel for the bar, said it was a step in the right direction to protect citizens' privacy. However, the bill had the unintended consequence of interfering with garnishment enforcement.Read More »