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5:49 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Gov. Jay Nixon speaks out on Missouri General Assembly tax breaks

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has spoken out about legislation recently passed by the Missouri General Assembly.

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4:15 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Missouri's 72-hour abortion wait time bill likely to pass this session

Planned Parenthood in St. Louis, Missouri. The only location in Missouri where a woman may receive abortion services.
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The issue of abortion in Missouri seems like old news. But it's an issue that remains very much at the forefront of Missouri politics this year.  In this year's legislative session, there are over thirty pieces of legislation touching the issue.

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5:24 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Rep. Guernsey drops hostile workplace hearing

Representative Casey Guernsey
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Republican House leaders had pledged an investigation after allegations of a hostile workplace were made against the directors of Missouri's agriculture and labor departments, but that now appears unlikely to happen.

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11:19 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Speaker Jones defends 'right to work' legislation

This week's Intersection featured a panel of state lawmakers, including Speaker Tim Jones.

In his opening address at the start of the legislative session last week, House Speaker Tim Jones highlighted “right to work” legislation as one of his priorities this year.  

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8:09 am
Mon January 13, 2014

'Right to work' bill scheduled for hearing in House committee


The first bill being considered by a Missouri House committee this year would prohibit the payment of union fees from being a condition of employment.

The legislation, known as "right to work," is scheduled for a Monday hearing in the House Workplace Development and Workplace Safety Committee.

It is a top priority for Republican House Speaker Tim Jones, of Eureka. He led a rally of about 100 activists in support of the bill before the legislative session opened last week.

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5:01 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Tax Cuts, Student Transfers May Dominate Missouri Legislature's 2014 Session

House Speaker Tim Jones and other Republican lawmakers on opening day of Missouri's 2014 legislative session.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Originally published on Wed January 8, 2014 7:31 pm

The Missouri General Assembly's 2014 session is underway, and the first day sounded a lot like last year's session.

In his opening remarks, House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka, laid out his agenda for this year's regular session: medical malpractice reform, making Missouri a right-to-work state, and cutting taxes.

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5:45 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Gov. Nixon, lawmakers differ on priorities

Missouri lawmakers open their annual session Wednesday with some different priorities than those of Gov. Jay Nixon.

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5:19 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Nixon set to call special session for Boeing tax incentive; Jones "cautiously optimistic"

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Gov. Jay Nixon continued Wednesday his push to get Boeing to manufacture its new commercial jet, Boeing 777x, in St. Louis. According to the St. Louis Business Journal, Nixon has said a special legislative session to put together a tax incentive package for Boeing could come in “days, not weeks.”

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4:57 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Speaker Jones creates two House interim committees on Medicaid reform

When his post-session tour stopped in Columbia last month, pro-Medicaid expansion protesters confronted House Speaker Tim Jones (R-Eureka) about the GOP-controlled legislature's refusal to increase eligibility of the insurance program.
Credit Teddy Nykiel / KBIA News

  Even though Republican lawmakers turned back Democratic efforts to expand Medicaid this year, House Speaker Tim Jones (R-Eureka) has created two committees to look into the issue this summer.  The first committee will have House members teaming up with citizens to explore ways to reform the Medicaid system. 

That committee will then give their findings to the second committee, which will make recommendations for next year’s legislative session.  Jones says the Medicaid system is severely broken, and the more people working on fixing it, the better.

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8:59 am
Fri June 14, 2013

House committee examining Social Services, other state agencies

Mo. House Communications

Originally published on Thu June 13, 2013 6:28 pm

Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones (R, Eureka) has created another interim committee, this time to examine how well state agencies respond to citizens who use their services.

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