State Representatives John Wright (D) and Caleb Rowden (R) joined Rep. Chris Kelly at tonight’s event, sponsored by the Missouri Student Association, to raise student awareness about House Bill 253. Also speaking were MU President Tim Wolfe and Chancellor Brady Deaton, who both spoke against the bill which would lower income tax rates for individuals […]
May 18 Update: And there wasn’t… May 13 Update: Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey said there will be no vote on the $1.2B bonding program in the Senate this year, citing “further study” is needed with the possibility that it will be taken up again next January. If passed in the legislature next year, […]
A hearing on House Joint Resolution (HJR) 14––Funding for Higher Education, Improvements, Construction and Transportation Infrastructure––will be held at 5:00 this afternoon in House Hearing Room 3. Kelly is Chair of the Appropriations Committee on Infrastructure and Job Creation and co-sponsor of the joint resolution, along with House Speaker Tim Jones (R-Eureka).
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 […]
At the Missouri Bar Association’s annual meeting in St. Louis this week, Rep. Chris Kelly received one of twelve Legislative Awards conferred. The Missouri Bar honors legislators “making significant contributions to the administration of justice.” Boone County was well-represented at the Awards Banquet held October 19. In addition to Rep. Kelly, Dan Knight received Prosecutor […]
The two issues likely to take center stage at the annual Veto Session to be held on September 12 include a bill on contraception and health care and another on payment of local sales tax on vehicles purchased out of state. Both bills SB 749 and HB 1329 were vetoed by Gov Nixon. The Republican-controlled […]
I have no opponent in the 45th House District in November. Instead of knocking on 10,000 doors or dialing for dollars, I am devoting my campaign efforts to passing the tobacco tax initiative to increase support for public education, our universities, and our healthcare. This project will mean so much to the University of Missouri, […]
Rep. Chris Kelly has been appointed to the Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Task Force. The Task Force was formed by Gov. Nixon to assist Westinghouse in its bid for funds from the US Department of Energy to develop SMR technology. The funding would be used to design, license, manufacture and commercialize small modular nuclear reactors […]
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A public discussion on toll roads in Missouri, sponsored by Representatives Chris Kelly and Stephen Webber was held Monday, February 6, 2012. For those unable to attend in person, the forum was live streamed and made available free to anyone with a broadband Internet connection. The forum remains available here after the live broadcast for delayed viewing.
Amidst hundreds of onlookers Rep. Chris Kelly humbly accepted his “Oscar” on January 23 for his public service and support of higher education in Missouri. The only thing missing at the grand event, held at the Governor’s Mansion in Jefferson City, was the pre-award fashion show and the red carpet. The lovely crystal award–the Geyer […]
The 2012 Missouri Legislative Session began on Jan 4 and will conclude on May 18. The House Democratic Caucus has announced that it will again push job creation and improving public education as its top priorities during the 2012 legislative session. See the Press Release outlining the Minority Caucus plans for 2012: House Minority Caucus […]
State Representative Chris Kelly today announced that he will be a candidate for election in District 45 in November 2012. The 45th Legislative District encompasses downtown Columbia, Columbia’s four higher education institutions (University of Missouri, Columbia College, Stephens College, and Moberly Area Community College’s Columbia campus), as well as four of the city’s hospitals (University […]
As a member of the House Government Accountability Committee, Rep. Chris Kelly participated in two days of hearings on Nov. 29 and Nov. 30 as part of the House investigation into a failed economic development deal that left the city of Moberly on the hook for a $39 million bond issue to build an artificial […]
As a member of the House Interim Committee on Government Oversight and Accountability, Rep. Chris Kelly will participate in a planned two-day hearing on the recent Mamtek failure in Moberly. The hearing will be held in late November. Witnesses before the panel include Economic Development Department Director David Kerr, Moberly Mayor Bob Riley, Moberly Area […]
It has just been announced that Rep. Chris Kelly is the 2011 recipient of the Alliance of Alumni Associations and Extension Presidential Citation Award. Each year, the University President, every campus alumni association, and Extension select a deserving recipient who exemplifies outstanding and continuing service to the University of Missouri. Rep. Kelly will be honored […]