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Aug 21, 2014 - Weekly Capitol Update

Aug 21, 2014 – Weekly Capitol Update

| August 21, 2014

JUDGE RULES NORMANDY STUDENTS CAN STILL TRANSFER St. Louis County Circuit Judge Michael Burton on Aug. 15 ruled that students of the Normandy Schools Collaborative retain the right to transfer to better school districts for the upcoming school year. Burton said the State Board of Education acted without legal authority when it changed the accreditation […]

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Aug 14, 2014 - Weekly Capitol Update

Aug 14, 2014 – Weekly Capitol Update

| August 14, 2014

MoDOT’S NEXT MOVE UNCLEAR AFTER SALES TAX FAILS Missouri Department of Transportation officials appear uncertain as to their next step after voters on Aug. 5 overwhelmingly rejected proposed sales and use tax hikes that sought to generate $5.34 billion for road and bridge projects and other transportation improvements over the next decade. Amendment 3 would […]

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Jul 31, 2014 - Weekly Capitol Update

Jul 31, 2014 – Weekly Capitol Update

| July 31, 2014

FIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS ON AUG. 5 BALLOT Missouri voters on Aug. 5 will decide five proposed constitutional amendments placed on the statewide ballot by the General Assembly. Any of the amendments that are ratified will take effect as of Sept. 5. Amendment 1 would establish a state constitutional right to farm and ranch in Missouri. […]

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July 31, 2014 - Weekly Capitol Update

July 31, 2014 – Weekly Capitol Update

| July 31, 2014

FIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS ON AUG. 5 BALLOT Missouri voters on Aug. 5 will decide five proposed constitutional amendments placed on the statewide ballot by the General Assembly. Any of the amendments that are ratified will take effect as of Sept. 5. Amendment 1 would establish a state constitutional right to farm and ranch in Missouri. […]

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Jul 17, 2014 - Weekly Capitol Update

Jul 17, 2014 – Weekly Capitol Update

| July 17, 2014

NIXON VETOES BILL ALLOWING ARMING OF TEACHERS Gov. Jay Nixon on July 14 vetoed omnibus firearms legislation due to a provision authorizing designated teachers and administrators to carry concealed weapons in the classroom. The bill, SB 656, also would have lowered the minimum age for obtaining a concealed weapons permit from 21 to 19 and […]

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Jul 10, 2014 - Weekly Capitol Update

Jul 10, 2014 – Weekly Capitol Update

| July 10, 2014

NIXON REJECTS AG BILLS DUE TO DEER RECLASSIFICATION Gov. Jay Nixon on July 8 vetoed two omnibus agriculture bills due to provisions in each that would reclassify captive deer as livestock instead of wildlife, thus shifting the regulatory authority over Missouri deer ranching operations from the Department of Conservation to the Department of Agriculture. Nixon […]

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July 3 - Weekly Capitol Update

July 3 – Weekly Capitol Update

| July 3, 2014

GOVERNOR VETOES 72-HOUR ABORTION WAITING PERIOD In a harshly worded message, Gov. Jay Nixon on July 3 vetoed legislation that seeks to triple Missouri’s mandatory abortion waiting period to 72 hours, calling the legislation insulting and punitive to women, especially those who are victims of rape and incest. The Republican-controlled General Assembly is expected to […]

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June 26 - Weekly Capitol Update

June 26 – Weekly Capitol Update

| June 26, 2014

GOVERNOR CUTS $1.12 BILLION FROM FY 2015 STATE BUDGET Gov. Jay Nixon on June 24 vetoed $275.7 million in spending authority and imposed a spending freeze on another $846.3 million in order to balance the budget for the 2015 fiscal year, which begins July 1. Nixon’s line-item budget vetoes included $144.6 million from general revenue. […]

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Jun 18, 2014 - Weekly Capitol Update

Jun 18, 2014 – Weekly Capitol Update

| June 18, 2014

NIXON VETOES BILL CUTTING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS Gov. Jay Nixon on June 17 vetoed legislation that would reduce unemployment benefits when the state’s overall unemployment rate goes down. Supporters of the bill, SB 673, said it was necessary to reduce costs and avoid further borrowing from the federal government to keep the state’s Unemployment Insurance Trust […]

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Legislators play vindictive game with state deer herd

Legislators play vindictive game with state deer herd

| June 17, 2014

The following editorial is reprinted with permission from the Daily American Republic, Sunday, June 15, 2014, in Poplar Bluff.

The management of captive deer in Missouri is coming to a crossroads, bringing with it big implications for the future of the state’s wild deer population.

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Kelly Receives Legislative Award

Kelly Receives Legislative Award

| June 14, 2014

Among the fourteen Missouri Representative and Senators receiving the 2014 St. Louis Business Journal’s Legislative Awards was Rep. Chris Kelly.  The legislators were honored at a 7:30 am breakfast on June 13. Check out pictures here.

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Jun 11, 2014 - Weekly Capitol Update

Jun 11, 2014 – Weekly Capitol Update

| June 11, 2014

NIXON VETOES 10 BILLS HE SAYS WOULD BUST STATE BUDGET Gov. Jay Nixon on June 11 vetoed 10 bills the Republican-controlled General Assembly enacted in the waning hours of the 2014 legislative session that sought to provide dozens of new special interest tax breaks that together would cost state and local governments a combined $776 […]

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Sen. Scott Sifton on the Kelly Legacy

Sen. Scott Sifton on the Kelly Legacy

| June 10, 2014

In an interview with Mike Ferguson on Missouri Viewpoint, Sen. Scott Sifton talks about the legacy of Rep. Chris Kelly in the State Legislature. To watch the video clip…

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Jun 5, 2014 - Weekly Capitol Update

Jun 5, 2014 – Weekly Capitol Update

| June 5, 2014

NIXON OPPOSES SALES TAX HIKE FOR TRANSPORTATION Gov. Jay Nixon on June 2 said he opposes a proposed constitutional amendment that would impose additional sales and use taxes of three-quarters of a cent each to fund road and bridge improvements and other transportation projects. The measure, Amendment 7, will go on the Aug. 5 statewide […]

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The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation: The Public Trust Doctrine

The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation: The Public Trust Doctrine

| June 5, 2014

In the United States we most often take wildlife for granted.  They’ve always been there and they always will––or so we think. An important issue that is most often overlooked––and a primary reason why we do have abundant wildlife in this country for all citizens to enjoy––is called the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation.  […]

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Stop the Threat to Missouri Deer Hunting

Stop the Threat to Missouri Deer Hunting

| June 2, 2014

Two bills, passed in the recent session of the Missouri General Assembly, seriously threaten the health of Missouri’s deer population.  House Bill 1326 and Senate Bill 506 both contain language that forces the Department of Conservation to transfer management of captive deer to the Department of Agriculture. Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a virus that […]

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May 29, 2014 - Weekly Capitol Update

May 29, 2014 – Weekly Capitol Update

| May 29, 2014

NIXON TO VETO PRIVATE TUITION VOUCHER BILL Gov. Jay Nixon on May 23 announced he will veto legislation that supporters touted as a fix for Missouri’s controversial student transfer law but critics said instead would allow public funding of private schools while doing little to mitigate the problems the bill was intended to address. Although […]

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May 22, 2014 - Weekly Capitol Update

May 22, 2014 – Weekly Capitol Update

| May 22, 2014

STATE BOARD VOTES TO DISSOLVE NORMANDY SCHOOLS The Missouri State Board of Education on May 20 voted to dissolve the Normandy School District and create a new district in its place. The next day Normandy sued the state and 20 St. Louis-area school districts in another attempt to challenge the state transfer law that has […]

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