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Archive for November, 2012

Nov 29 - Weekly Capitol Update

Nov 29 – Weekly Capitol Update

| November 29, 2012

GOVERNOR TO SEEK MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY EXPANSION   Gov. Jay Nixon on Nov. 29 announced he will push for expanding Medicaid eligibility requirements in Missouri so that the state can receive additional funding from the federal government under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. During stops in Kansas City, St. Louis and Springfield touting the […]

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Nov 21 - Weekly Capitol Update

Nov 21 – Weekly Capitol Update

| November 21, 2012

SUPREME COURT SAYS PUBLIC EMPLOYERS MUST BARGAIN The Missouri Supreme Court on Nov. 20 ruled that public employers have a constitutional duty to negotiate in good faith with employee unions. In a pair of 5-1 opinions, the court provided some clarity to the obligations of public employers five years after the court ruled that the […]

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Mizzou Alumni Association's 2013 Legislative Priorities

Mizzou Alumni Association’s 2013 Legislative Priorities

| November 19, 2012

The Mizzou Alumni Association has approved its 2013 legislative priorities, including: Maintaining funding for the University’s core operating budget Creative funding opportunities for capital project needs for higher education, including a bonding plan A statutory change to allow Missouri counties to form single or multi-county districts for delivery of local MU Extension Education Programs. Read […]

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Long Awaited Airport Overpass Opens

Long Awaited Airport Overpass Opens

| November 17, 2012

In 2007 as Chris Kelly was just beginning his campaign for the House of Representatives, he met with a group of Southern Boone citizens to better understand their local needs and priorities.  Two of the issues that emerged in the discussion that day were an overpass at the airport and a library for Southern Boone […]

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Nov 15 - Weekly Capitol Update

Nov 15 – Weekly Capitol Update

| November 15, 2012

 SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS FIREFIGHTER RESIDENCY LAW The Missouri Supreme Court on Nov 13 unanimously upheld the constitutionality of a 2010 state law that allows veteran St. Louis city firefighters to live elsewhere, despite a provision a of the city charter that requires most municipal employees to reside within the city limits. The law at issue […]

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On Veterans Day...

On Veterans Day…

| November 11, 2012

              On Veterans Day––and everyday––Rep. Kelly salutes Missouri veterans    

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Kelly Re-Elected With 100% of the Vote

Kelly Re-Elected With 100% of the Vote

| November 8, 2012

Rep. Kelly received 100% of the vote on Nov 6th, ensuring his position as State Representative for the newly redistricted 45th House District beginning in January, 2013.  (In the interest of full disclosure, he was unopposed!)

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Nov 8 - Weekly Capitol Update

Nov 8 – Weekly Capitol Update

| November 8, 2012

DEMOCRATS WIN SENATE SEAT, 4 OF 5 EXECUTIVE OFFICES Led by U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill and Gov. Jay Nixon at the top of the ticket, Democrats claimed all but one of the statewide offices on the Nov. 7 ballot. Republicans, however, maintain their majorities in both chambers of the Missouri General Assembly. What had been […]

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Proposition B Passes in Boone County, Fails Statewide

| November 7, 2012

Thank You, Boone County, for your overwhelming support of Proposition B. In Boone County the proposed 73¢ tobacco tax passed with 60% of the vote. Sixty-four percent (64%) of Columbia voters approved it. It was the right thing to do. Ultimately, it fell short statewide by 42,000 votes–1.6%.

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Nov 1 - Weekly Capitol Update

Nov 1 – Weekly Capitol Update

| November 1, 2012

MISSOURI VOTERS TO DECIDE FOUR BALLOT MEASURES Missouri voters on Nov. 6 will decide statewide ballot measures relating to judicial selection, local control of the St. Louis police, cigarette taxes and health benefit exchanges. The four ballot measures include a proposed constitutional amendment and three statutory propositions. All four measures require just a simple majority […]

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