missouri house speaker tim jones http://kbia.org en Why The General Assembly Is Battling Over Right To Work http://kbia.org/post/why-general-assembly-battling-over-right-work The first full week of the Missouri’s General Assembly is officially underway, and already the focus has shifted away from the expected topics – tax cuts and Medicaid expansion – and <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/right-work-bill-praised-blasted-during-house-hearing">landed smack dab in the midst of a potentially bruising battle over labor rights.</a><p>The fight offers the potential of overshadowing other legislative issues for weeks, if not months.<p>Both sides admit that there are key reasons why “right to work’’ – which&#160; centers on who must pay union dues – has come up s Thu, 16 Jan 2014 14:08:46 +0000 Jo Mannies 46737 at http://kbia.org Why The General Assembly Is Battling Over Right To Work Who left the loaded handgun in the bathroom at the Capitol? http://kbia.org/post/who-left-loaded-handgun-bathroom-capitol <p></p><p>There could be an effort next year to change the law allowing Missouri lawmakers and others to carry guns&nbsp;at the&nbsp;State Capitol. Wed, 25 Sep 2013 02:57:25 +0000 Marshall Griffin 41047 at http://kbia.org Who left the loaded handgun in the bathroom at the Capitol? How the income-tax issue is about more than Missouri and its governor http://kbia.org/post/how-income-tax-issue-about-more-missouri-and-its-governor Governor Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Wednesday that would have cut Missouri’s income tax rates for the first time in 90 years.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Republican-led General Assembly passed the bill in large part pointing to neighboring Kansas which already has slashed its personal and corporate income taxes.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But as St. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 13:07:27 +0000 Maria Altman & Maria Altman 34968 at http://kbia.org How the income-tax issue is about more than Missouri and its governor Mo. legislature institutes interim committee on Medicaid reform http://kbia.org/post/mo-legislature-institutes-interim-committee-medicaid-reform <p></p> Thu, 30 May 2013 22:10:56 +0000 Teddy Nykiel 34613 at http://kbia.org Mo. legislature institutes interim committee on Medicaid reform 4 additional people named to Mo. legislature's DMV investigation http://kbia.org/post/4-additional-people-named-mo-legislatures-dmv-investigation <p>House Speaker Tim Jones has named additional members to a newly created House commission reviewing driver's license policies and the sharing of gun data. Mon, 13 May 2013 22:17:02 +0000 Associated Press 33664 at http://kbia.org 4 additional people named to Mo. legislature's DMV investigation Bill to fund construction projects at colleges, parks sent back to Mo. house committee http://kbia.org/post/bill-fund-construction-projects-colleges-parks-sent-back-mo-house-committee <p>The Missouri House has sent back to a committee a proposal to issue $1.2 billion in bonds to fund construction projects at college campuses, parks and other state facilities.</p><p>House member Chris Kelly, a Democrat from Columbia, says the proposal needs adjustment and that working it out at the committee level would save time.</p><p>The bonding package would need voter approval if it clears the Legislature, which adjourns May 17. The House Budget Committee will re-examine the bonding measure, and Kelly says the full chamber could vote on it next week.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:09:54 +0000 Associated Press 32561 at http://kbia.org Bill to fund construction projects at colleges, parks sent back to Mo. house committee Mo. House speaker calls on Nixon to open records http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-speaker-calls-nixon-open-records <p>The Missouri House speaker says lawmakers will take action if Gov. Jay Nixon fails to order the release of records in recent child tragedies. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 21:41:33 +0000 Associated Press 31904 at http://kbia.org GOP supermajority in Missouri House inches up http://kbia.org/post/gop-supermajority-missouri-house-inches The Republican supermajority in the <a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House </a>inched up this week with the election of Republican Mike Moon of Lawrence County&#160;to&#160;the vacant House District 157 seat from southwestern Missouri.&#160; Moon defeated Democrat and former House Member Charlie "Doc" Dake in what Republican<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=110"> Speaker Tim Jones </a>described as a hotly-contested race.<p>“Many of the topics and issues that we’ve been discussing throughout the first part of this session were debated in that race," Jones told reporters a Fri, 05 Apr 2013 13:04:20 +0000 Marshall Griffin 31552 at http://kbia.org GOP supermajority in Missouri House inches up What's on the table, as Mo legislators return to session? http://kbia.org/post/whats-table-mo-legislators-return-session <p></p><p>Missouri state legislators return to the Capitol today with a to-do list that includes the budget and various legislative priorities such as taxes, economic incentives and a fund for injured workers.</p><p>The Legislature recessed this past week for its midsession break. Lawmakers are scheduled to resume debate today.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 13:52:53 +0000 Associated Press 30930 at http://kbia.org What's on the table, as Mo legislators return to session?