scott rupp http://kbia.org en Mo. senator expecting appointment to utility board http://kbia.org/post/mo-senator-expecting-appointment-utility-board <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A Republican state senator says he expects to be appointed by the governor to&nbsp;<font color="red">Missouri's</font>&nbsp;utility regulatory commission.</p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:12:12 +0000 Associated Press 46968 at http://kbia.org Mo. senator expecting appointment to utility board Final Version Of Workers' Comp/Second Injury Fund Fix Passes Mo. Senate, Heads To House http://kbia.org/post/final-version-workers-compsecond-injury-fund-fix-passes-mo-senate-heads-house <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Early this morning, the Missouri Senate passed legislation that would fix the state's ailing Second Injury Fund.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The fund is designed to help disabled workers who suffer a second work-related injury.&#160; It began running out of money after lawmakers eight years ago capped the surcharge businesses have to pay into it. Wed, 15 May 2013 13:29:46 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33773 at http://kbia.org Final Version Of Workers' Comp/Second Injury Fund Fix Passes Mo. Senate, Heads To House Mo. Senate Gives 1st-Round Approval To Workers' Comp, 2nd Injury Fund Fix http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-gives-1st-round-approval-workers-comp2nd-injury-fund-fix The <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate </a>on Tuesday night&#160;gave first-round approval to a workers’ compensation bill that includes a proposed fix for the state’s ailing Second Injury Fund.<p><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&#38;BillID=16944728">Senate Bill 1</a> would replenish the fund by temporarily doubling the fees business may be charged, while restricting the types of injuries that would be covered.&#160; The sponsor,&#160;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem02.htm">State Senator Scott Rupp</a> (R, Wentzville), calls it an ideal compromise. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:20:54 +0000 Marshall Griffin 28813 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate Gives 1st-Round Approval To Workers' Comp, 2nd Injury Fund Fix Schoeller victory in GOP Secretary of State race now official http://kbia.org/post/schoeller-victory-gop-secretary-state-race-now-official It took about 18 hours to tally <a href="http://enr.sos.mo.gov/ENR/Views/TabularData.aspx">the results</a>, but <a href="http://www.shaneschoeller.org/">Shane Schoeller</a> (R, Willard)&nbsp;appears to have&nbsp;won the Republican primary for Missouri Secretary of State.<p>It was a close race the whole night, with fellow GOP contenders <a href="http://www.ruppformissouri.com/">Scott Rupp</a> (R, Wentzville)&nbsp;and <a href="http://www.billstouffer.com/">Bill Stouffer</a> (R, Napton) occasionally grabbing the lead &ndash; but in the end Schoeller came in first with 35.3 percent of the vote.&nbsp; The Secretary of State&#39;s office confirmed the unofficial results shortly after 1:00 p.m. today.<p>&ldquo;We sensed that we had the number of votes we needed, but we didn&rsquo;t want to declare victory until the final results came in and we were confident that they would trend our way, and we&rsquo;re just grateful that they did," Schoeller said. Wed, 08 Aug 2012 22:32:18 +0000 Marshall Griffin 19024 at http://kbia.org Schoeller victory in GOP Secretary of State race now official Mo. state senate backs new robocall limits http://kbia.org/post/mo-state-senate-backs-new-robocall-limits <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Missouri Senate has passed legislation that would forbid automated phone calls known as &quot;robocalls&quot; from going to numbers on the state&#39;s no-call list.</span></p><p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 20:27:05 +0000 Associated Press 9364 at http://kbia.org Mo. state senate backs new robocall limits State senator seeks public funding for religious schools http://kbia.org/post/state-senator-seeks-public-funding-religious-schools <p>&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A Missouri state senator says religious groups should not be barred from receiving state funds to operate their schools.</p><p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 22:14:34 +0000 Associated Press 8887 at http://kbia.org State senator seeks public funding for religious schools Controversy in Jefferson City over Obama contraception plan http://kbia.org/post/controversy-jefferson-city-over-obama-contraception-plan <p>The debate over President Obama&#39;s contraception mandate heated up at Missouri&#39;s Capitol today. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 15:08:18 +0000 8755 at http://kbia.org Controversy in Jefferson City over Obama contraception plan Health Care Exchanges Spark Clash http://kbia.org/post/health-care-exchanges-spark-clash <p>A Missouri Senate committee heard testimony Thursday on the health care exchanges mandated by the Affordable Care Act. The legislature must either create an exchange or let the federal government do so. Republicans on the committee clashed with Governor Jay Nixon&rsquo;s administration.</p><p> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 05:00:00 +0000 Jacob Fenston 2004 at http://kbia.org