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Category: House Updates

Tweet of the Day - May 15, 2014

Tweet of the Day – May 15, 2014

| May 15, 2014

Jessica C. Machetta @jmachetta said: @repckelly picks last fight: “The little girls” vs. insurance lobby. Says he’ll kill MoRx if we fail those with #eatingdisorders #moleg   @repckelly said: Huge win! The Insurance guys came to the table & and worked out the eating disorder language with the little girls! #everybodywins!   @FitzpatrickMO said: @repckelly […]

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Mistake in the Criminal Code?... No, just good drafting!

Mistake in the Criminal Code?… No, just good drafting!

| April 25, 2014

The following letter from Representatives Kelly and Cox and Senators Justus and Dixon to their colleagues in the House and Senate is in response to a supposed “error” found in the Revised Criminal Code that just passed both bodies and sits on Gov. Nixon’s desk awaiting his action. MEMORANDUM TO:                  Members of the General Assembly […]

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Tweet of the Day

Tweet of the Day

| April 22, 2014

Tweet from @FixTheLoophole Thanks @repckelly for your leadership on #HB1242. #FixTheLoophole this year! FixTheLoophole.org #moleg pic.twitter.com/z8GL2wvXob

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House Sends Revamp of Second Injury Fund to Governor

House Sends Revamp of Second Injury Fund to Governor

| May 16, 2013

In a multi-year effort to deal with the state’s insolvent Second Injury Fund, the House has just passed a bi-partisan compromise to move the Fund toward solvency, after late night Senate passage the previous day. The bill will now go to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law. It is believed that he will […]

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Missouri Says "NO" to Federal Medicaid Expansion

Missouri Says “NO” to Federal Medicaid Expansion

| May 12, 2013

With the Missouri Senate’s vote on April 23rd to vote down a Democratic attempt to insert $890M in federal funds into the state budget, it became clear that Missouri will not participate in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Both the Senate and House failed to insert even a placeholder dollar amount into the budget for […]

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Legislative Update

Legislative Update

| May 10, 2013

Appropriations bills pass
The General Assembly truly agreed to and finally passed the thirteen FY 2014 budget bills on May 9. Earlier in the week, the Appropriations conference committee met to resolve differences between the House and Senate versions of the bills. House Bill 3, the higher education funding bill, will allocate an operating appropriation of $395,220,620 to the University of Missouri System…

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A Highlight of the 2012 Legislative Session

A Highlight of the 2012 Legislative Session

| May 19, 2012

One of the few highlights of the 2012 Legislative Session was the final day passage of the bill which significantly curbed the disparity between the prison sentences for those convicted of crack and powder cocaine. This was an initiative pushed and largely brought to fruition by Rep. Chris Kelly, who also co-chaired the Missouri Working […]

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State Spending Cap Passes State Budget Committee

State Spending Cap Passes State Budget Committee

| January 11, 2012

A proposed change to the Missouri Constitution to limit future state spending was passed by the House Budget Committee today on a largely partisan vote. Rep. Chris Kelly was the lone Democratic committee member to vote with the majority and was responsible for successfully sponsoring the amendment to use the 2008 budget as the baseline […]

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Legislative Update from MU

Legislative Update from MU

| January 7, 2012

Topics covered in the January Legislative Update from the University of Missouri include: Lawmakers kick off 2012 session facing budget challenges December revenue numbers and Governor’s State of the State announced Governor Nixon makes appointments to UM Board of Curators and Coordinating Board Read the newsletter here.

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Top Legislative Issues for 2012

Top Legislative Issues for 2012

| January 5, 2012

The issues that are likely to rise to the forefront in 2012 include: JOB CREATION: The No. 1 priority of 2011 that wasn’t acted on, job creation is even more vital in 2012. House Democrats will pursue polices aimed at encouraging businesses to expand hiring while protecting the rights and wages of Missouri workers. Unfortunately, […]

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Prison Reform in Missouri

Prison Reform in Missouri

| December 29, 2011

As co-chair of the Missouri Working Group on Sentencing and Corrections, Rep. Chris Kelly has been involved for the past several months in studying, hearing testimony, and further analyzing the specific issues involved in prison reform in Missouri.  Given his day-to-day knowledge of Missouri’s prison system as a former judge, Rep. Kelly has been a […]

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Kelly Chairs Appropriations Hearing on Veterans' Funding

Kelly Chairs Appropriations Hearing on Veterans’ Funding

| December 8, 2011

Rep. Chris Kelly, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee on Public Safety and Corrections, listens to testimony during the December 7 and December 8 hearings concerning the creation of a new gaming entrance fee to finance Missouri veterans programs. Kelly told members of the Committee that he wants to hear a number of ideas on […]

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State House Maps Finalized

State House Maps Finalized

| December 1, 2011

A panel of state appellate judges finalized new state legislative districts on Nov. 30, producing House districts that group 40 percent of eligible returning incumbent state representatives with fellow incumbents.The new legislative districts will be used for the next 10 years starting with the 2012 elections and ending with the 2020 elections. In drawing the […]

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State Redistricting Commissions Call It Quits

State Redistricting Commissions Call It Quits

| August 10, 2011

Separate commissions respectively charged with redrawing new districts for the Missouri Senate and House of Representatives have both ended their work in partisan deadlock. The job of drawing 34 new Senate districts and 163 new House districts will now pass to a commission of six judges from the Missouri Court of Appeals. Both commissions, which […]

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