kurt schaefer http://kbia.org en Senate passes state budget http://kbia.org/post/senate-passes-state-budget <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Missouri Senate passed the rest of the state budget Tuesday April 29, after taking care of the first 5 bills on Monday. &nbsp;Democrat Paul LeVota of Independence made an&nbsp;indirect attempt to expand Medicaid. He&nbsp;offered an amendment to create a line item in the Department of Social Services’ budget for extra Medicaid dollars to be drawn down if lawmakers ever decide to expand Medicaid.&nbsp; Republican Kurt Schaefer of Columbia opposed the amendment.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 22:39:14 +0000 Marshall Griffin 52169 at http://kbia.org Senate passes state budget Committee cuts emergency funding for Normandy schools http://kbia.org/post/committee-cuts-emergency-funding-normandy-schools <div style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 10pt;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">A Missouri Senate committee has slashed the amount of money that’s to be used to keep Normandy schools open the rest of the school year.&nbsp; </span></font></span></font></div><div style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 10pt;">&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:57:47 +0000 The Associated Press 49451 at http://kbia.org Committee cuts emergency funding for Normandy schools Mo. bill would give flexibility on executions http://kbia.org/post/mo-bill-would-give-flexibility-executions <p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">A Missouri state senator wants to give the Corrections Department flexibility on how it carries out executions.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Republican Sen. Kurt Schaefer introduced legislation Wednesday that would allow the department to execute inmates by any lawful means. Current law permits executions only by lethal gas or chemicals.</span></p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:47:57 +0000 Associated Press 48419 at http://kbia.org Mo. bill would give flexibility on executions Mo. Senate endorses gun constitutional amendment http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-endorses-gun-constitutional-amendment <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri senators have given preliminary approval to a proposed amendment to the state's constitution that would increase protections for gun owners.</p><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:57:43 +0000 Associated Press 48324 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate endorses gun constitutional amendment Mo. senator concerned about Fulton hospital bonds http://kbia.org/post/mo-senator-concerned-about-fulton-hospital-bonds <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A key&nbsp;<font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;senator is raising concerns about Governor Jay Nixon's plan to issue $198 million of bonds for new mental hospital facilities.</p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:48:12 +0000 Associated Press 47030 at http://kbia.org Mo. senator concerned about Fulton hospital bonds Mo. lawmakers, governor $370M apart on budget http://kbia.org/post/mo-lawmakers-governor-370m-apart-budget <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri lawmakers could have to cut about $370 million from Governor Jay Nixon's budget if they don't want to go along with his financial assumptions.</p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:30:15 +0000 Associated Press 47028 at http://kbia.org Mo. lawmakers, governor $370M apart on budget Candidates prepare for 2016 statewide elections http://kbia.org/post/candidates-prepare-2016-statewide-elections <div><p>While statewide elections are still three years away, with the exception of auditor whose term ends in 2014, many candidates have already announced their intention to run.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:15:37 +0000 George Varney 44674 at http://kbia.org Candidates prepare for 2016 statewide elections Schaefer calls on Koster to investigate Maryville case http://kbia.org/post/schaefer-calls-koster-investigate-maryville-case <p>State Sen. Kurt Schaefer, who represents Boone and Cooper counties, suggests Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster could open an investigation into an alleged sexual assault in northwest Missouri.</p><p>Schaefer said Wednesday that an independent review of the evidence is needed after the Nodaway County prosecutor dropped charges against teenagers accused in a sexual assault of two younger girls.</p><p>Schaefer is a Republican running for attorney general in 2016. Koster is a Democrat who plans to run for governor in 2016.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 21:05:13 +0000 Associated Press 42223 at http://kbia.org Schaefer calls on Koster to investigate Maryville case PM Newscast for September 18, 2013 http://kbia.org/post/pm-newscast-september-18-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>MU Provost Brian Foster to retire</li><li>An update on the 9-1-1 call center</li><li>State Sen. Kurt Schaefer to run for Attorney General</li></ul> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 22:16:44 +0000 Casey Morell 40753 at http://kbia.org Schaefer to run for Attorney General http://kbia.org/post/schaefer-run-attorney-general <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Senator Kurt Schaefer has become the first big-name Republican to toss his hat in the ring for the 2016 Missouri Attorney General’s race.&nbsp;</span><font color="#222222" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 17px;">He is in his second and final term in the Missouri Senate. &nbsp;</span></font></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 21:33:13 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Julia Avery 40743 at http://kbia.org Schaefer to run for Attorney General Columbia’s state lawmakers share highlights from the 2013 legislative session http://kbia.org/post/columbia-s-state-lawmakers-share-highlights-2013-legislative-session <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri's 2013 legislative session came to a close Friday evening after deliberation of state Medicaid expansion, tax credit reform and </span><a href="http://kbia.org/post/what-gun-show-loophole" style="line-height: 1.5;">gun control</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Thu, 23 May 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Katie Moritz 34185 at http://kbia.org Columbia’s state lawmakers share highlights from the 2013 legislative session As Missouri's Medicaid awaits reform, health centers continue to serve uninsured http://kbia.org/post/missouris-medicaid-awaits-reform-can-health-centers-continue-serve-uninsured <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on KBIA’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talk show Intersection, host Ryan </span>Famuliner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sat down with State Sen. Kurt Schaefer (R-Columbia), Rep. Caleb </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rowden&nbsp;(R-Columbia) and Rep. Chris Kelly (D-Columbia) to discuss the legislative session that ended on Friday. One of the main things on the show’s agenda was, of course, Medicaid expansion – or lack thereof.</span></p><p>Famuliner asked the panelists why the expansion failed to pass.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 16:17:36 +0000 Harum Helmy 34124 at http://kbia.org Mo. legislators review Missouri’s 2013 legislative session http://kbia.org/post/mo-legislators-review-missouri-s-2013-legislative-session <p></p><p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Watch the show and join the conversation on the&nbsp;<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Intersection website.</a></strong></p><p> Fri, 17 May 2013 18:21:19 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 33939 at http://kbia.org Mo. legislators review Missouri’s 2013 legislative session Liquor Franchise Legislation Stalls In Missouri Senate http://kbia.org/post/liquor-franchise-legislation-stalls-missouri-senate Legislation to redefine the relationship between liquor distributors, wholesalers and retailers has stalled in the <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a>.<p>The bill has been filed each year since a 2011 ruling by a federal judge that redefined the meaning of the word "franchise."&#160; Supporters say it'll protect Missouri companies from out-of-state competitors, while opponents argue that it'll primarily benefit St. Wed, 15 May 2013 13:29:48 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33775 at http://kbia.org Liquor Franchise Legislation Stalls In Missouri Senate Nixon denounces partial funding of license agency http://kbia.org/post/nixon-denounces-partial-funding-license-agency <p>Democratic Governor Jay Nixon on Wednesday warned Republican lawmakers that he’ll lay off state workers if full funding isn’t restored to the budget for the Missouri Department of Revenue’s Motor Vehicles division. Wed, 08 May 2013 21:20:49 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33397 at http://kbia.org Nixon denounces partial funding of license agency Sen. Schaefer blocks vote on bill for higher ed funding based on performance http://kbia.org/post/sen-schaefer-blocks-vote-bill-higher-ed-funding-based-performance <p>A Missouri senator blocked a vote on a bill that would base some state funding for Missouri public universities on performance standards and career placement.</p><p>Republican Sen. Kurt Schaefer, of Columbia, blocked the Senate vote Thursday. He says the Legislature should spend more time studying the effects of the proposed higher education funding formula before voting. Lawmakers have until fiscal year 2015 to put the formula in place.</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 21:25:25 +0000 Associated Press 33086 at http://kbia.org Sen. Schaefer blocks vote on bill for higher ed funding based on performance Mo. senators holding hearing on driver's licenses http://kbia.org/post/mo-senators-holding-hearing-drivers-licenses <p>A Missouri Senate panel has scheduled four public hearings on new procedures for people seeking driver's licenses and concealed gun identification cards.</p><p>The Senate Appropriations Committee plans to hold hearings Friday in Springfield and Saturday in Kansas City. Additional hearings are scheduled for April 26 in Cape Girardeau and April 27 in O'Fallon.</p><p>Committee Chairman Kurt Schaefer says he wants to hear from the public before lawmakers decide on the budgets for the departments of Revenue and Public Safety.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 20:43:04 +0000 Person: Associated Press 32293 at http://kbia.org Mo. senators holding hearing on driver's licenses ATF Denies It Requested Missouri Conceal Carry List http://kbia.org/post/atf-denies-it-requested-missouri-conceal-carry-list <strong><em>(Updated to include response from Mo. Sen. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 13:29:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32251 at http://kbia.org ATF Denies It Requested Missouri Conceal Carry List ATF says it never sought Mo. concealed guns list http://kbia.org/post/atf-says-it-never-sought-mo-concealed-guns-list <p>The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is denying claims that it took part in a joint request for Missouri’s list of conceal carry weapons holders. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 21:39:25 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32224 at http://kbia.org ATF says it never sought Mo. concealed guns list ATF Bureau And Social Security Requested Missouri's Conceal Carry Weapons List http://kbia.org/post/atf-bureau-and-social-security-requested-missouris-conceal-carry-weapons-list <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem19.htm">Missouri Senator Kurt Schaefer</a> (R, Columbia)&#160;says the<a href="http://dor.mo.gov/"> Department of Revenue </a>(DOR)&#160;has continued to withhold information from his legislative committee about the list of conceal carry weapons (CCW)&#160;holders that the agency compiled for the federal government.<p>Schaefer told reporters Tuesday that they’ve found an email that states the request was made jointly by the <a href="http://www.atf.gov/">Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms</a>, as well as the<a href="http://www.ssa.gov/"> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 13:58:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32190 at http://kbia.org ATF Bureau And Social Security Requested Missouri's Conceal Carry Weapons List Mo. official hesitant to stop copying gun permits http://kbia.org/post/mo-official-hesitant-stop-copying-gun-permits-1 <p>Some Missouri senators are pressing the state's driver's license agency to stop collecting documents from people with concealed gun permits. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 20:49:52 +0000 Associated Press 31824 at http://kbia.org Mo. official hesitant to stop copying gun permits State senators approve bill banning DOR from scanning source documents http://kbia.org/post/state-senators-approve-bill-banning-dor-scanning-source-documents The <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a> has given first-round approval to legislation that would prohibit the <a href="http://dor.mo.gov/">Department of Revenue (DOR)&#160;</a>from scanning and storing source documents for driver’s license, conceal-carry, and other applications.<p><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&#38;BillID=17663845">Senate Bill 252</a> would require the state agency to destroy all scanned copies obtained since September of 2012, and to do so by the end of this year.&#160; It’s sponsored by<a href="http://www.senate.m Wed, 10 Apr 2013 13:38:56 +0000 Marshall Griffin 31786 at http://kbia.org State senators approve bill banning DOR from scanning source documents Senate panel considers Mo. open records measure http://kbia.org/post/senate-panel-considers-mo-open-records-measure <p>A Missouri Senate committee has heard testimony on legislation aimed at strengthening the state's open meetings and records law.</p><p>Sponsoring<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem19.htm" target="_blank"> Sen. Kurt Schaefer</a> said during a hearing Wednesday one significant change focuses on complaints about violations.</p><p>Schaefer says current law puts the burden on complainants to show that a violation occurred. His legislation would require the governmental body to prove during legal proceedings that a meeting, record or vote was properly closed.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:18:10 +0000 Associated Press 28109 at http://kbia.org Senate panel considers Mo. open records measure Airplane concerns stalls Mo. cabinet nomination http://kbia.org/post/airplane-concerns-stalls-mo-cabinet-nomination <p>Gov. Jay Nixon's nominee for a top administration post is stalled in Missouri's Senate over the purchase of a $5.6 million state plane. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 00:14:56 +0000 Associated Press 27797 at http://kbia.org Airplane concerns stalls Mo. cabinet nomination Legislators question state's purchase of $5.6M airplane http://kbia.org/post/legislators-question-states-purchase-56m-airplane <p>Some Republicans in the State Senate are expressing outrage that the Missouri Highway Patrol spent more than $5.5 million on a new airplane that could be used by Democratic Governor Jay Nixon and other elected state officials.&nbsp; Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:48:22 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27734 at http://kbia.org Legislators question state's purchase of $5.6M airplane State Sen. Schaefer's bill would eliminate solid waste management districts http://kbia.org/post/state-sen-schaefers-bill-would-eliminate-solid-waste-management-districts <p></p><p>A bill pre-filed in the State Senate would eliminate the 20 solid waste management districts in the state, and lower the landfill fees that fund them.</p><p>The management districts, most of which cover multiple counties, help local entities get grants to help pay for recycling programs or other efforts to divert material from landfills.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 22:04:00 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 26777 at http://kbia.org State Sen. Schaefer's bill would eliminate solid waste management districts Schaefer wins another term in Missouri Senate 19 http://kbia.org/post/schaefer-wins-another-term-missouri-senate-19 <p></p><p>Incumbent State Senator Kurt Schaefer met rounds of applause from family and supporters for his victory over challenger Mary Still at his watch party in Columbia’s Holiday Inn Expo Center.</p><p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 07:46:31 +0000 andrew yost 24119 at http://kbia.org Schaefer wins another term in Missouri Senate 19 Still wants to advocate for higher education in State Senate http://kbia.org/post/still-wants-advocate-higher-education-state-senate <p>KBIA’s Ryan Famuliner interviewed State Representative Mary Still, who is running for the 19<sup>th</sup> District State Senate seat against incumbent Republican Kurt Schaefer.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 22:20:44 +0000 23913 at http://kbia.org Still wants to advocate for higher education in State Senate Schaefer says Nixon, not Mo. Senate, is responsible for education cuts http://kbia.org/post/schaefer-says-nixon-not-mo-senate-responsible-education-cuts <p>KBIA’s Ryan Famuliner interviewed State Senator Kurt Schaefer, who is running for re-election in the 19<sup>th</sup><sup>&nbsp;</sup>District of the state Senate. His challenger is Democratic State Representative Mary Still.</p><p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 17:13:11 +0000 Scott Pham 23743 at http://kbia.org Schaefer says Nixon, not Mo. Senate, is responsible for education cuts State and local candidates forum sees comment from Still, Schaefer http://kbia.org/post/state-and-local-candidates-forum-sees-comment-still-schaefer <p>Candidates vying for office faced off at a State and Local Candidates Forum in Columbia last night. &nbsp;</p><p>The candidates sat at a table and debated issues such as tax regulations, road repair, and education. &nbsp;State Senator Kurt Schaefer, the incumbent candidate for the 19th District seat, spoke about the importance of cooperation among government officials.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 16:59:09 +0000 Coleman Bandy 23103 at http://kbia.org State and local candidates forum sees comment from Still, Schaefer