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Long Awaited Airport Overpass Opens

| November 17, 2012
Long Awaited Airport Overpass Opens

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

| November 15, 2012
Nov 15 - Weekly Capitol Update

 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…

| November 11, 2012
On Veterans Day...

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

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Kelly Re-Elected With 100% of the Vote

| November 8, 2012
Kelly Re-Elected With 100% of the Vote

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

| November 8, 2012
Nov 8 - Weekly Capitol Update

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

| November 1, 2012
Nov 1 - Weekly Capitol Update

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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Oct 25 – Weekly Capitol Update

| October 25, 2012
Oct 25 - Weekly Capitol Update

RETENTION VOTES FOR APPELLATE JUDGES ALSO ON BALLOT Voters statewide will decide on Nov. 6 if Missouri Supreme Court Judge Charles Draper III should keep his job, while voters in each of the three districts of the state Court of Appeals will consider whether a total of eight judges of that court should remain on […]

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An Analysis of Prop B: The Right Thing To Do For Missouri’s Children

| October 24, 2012
An Analysis of Prop B: The Right Thing To Do For Missouri's Children

A Guest Op-Ed to Missouri Newspapers . . .
Missouri voters will soon decide whether to increase Missouri’s tobacco tax from 17 cents a pack (lowest in the nation) to 90 cents––an increase that would still place us nineteenth lowest in the nation

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Columbia Chamber Endorses Prop B

| October 23, 2012
Columbia Chamber Endorses Prop B

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors voted to endorse Proposition B, which calls for higher taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products, on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. Read the full article in the Columbia Missourian

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Chris Kelly Receives MO Bar Award

| October 21, 2012
Chris Kelly Receives MO Bar Award

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 […]

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Tobacco Tax Explained — Follow the Links

| October 15, 2012
Tobacco Tax Explained -- Follow the Links

Links to… The Tobacco Tax Explained

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What Prop B Means to Boone County Public Schools

| October 15, 2012
What Prop B Means to Boone County Public Schools

With the passage of Prop B, Boone County Public Schools will receive a minimum of $3.5M ADDITIONAL funds annually: Columbia     $2,707,869.65 Southern Boone     $235,711.27 Centralia     $212,012.22 Hallsville     $205,184.42 Harrisburg    $85,977.52 Sturgeon     $71,637.87

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Oct 11 – Weekly Capitol Update

| October 11, 2012
Oct 11 - Weekly Capitol Update

APPELLATE COMMISSION PICKS SUPREME COURT FINALISTS The Missouri Appellate Judicial Commission on Oct. 10 selected three finalists from among 18 applicants for a vacancy on the Missouri Supreme Court created by the retirement of 20-year court veteran William Ray Price Jr. in August. The finalists are Jackson County Circuit Judge Michael Manners, St. Louis attorney […]

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Oct 4 – Weekly Capitol Update

| October 4, 2012
Oct 4 - Weekly Capitol Update

AMENDMENT 3 SUPPORTERS GIVE UP BEFORE ELECTION With the Nov. 6 elections still a month away, supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment that would give the governor significantly more influence over the selection of state appellate judges have conceded defeat and are scrapping their campaign to convince voters to ratify the measure, Amendment 3. The […]

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The MO Non-Partisan Court Plan

| September 27, 2012
The MO Non-Partisan Court Plan

You need to understand what is at stake with Amendment 3 on the November 6th ballot. Amendment 3 would amend the Missouri Constitution to change the way in which judges are selected from a nonpartisan process to a much more partisan selection process.  The current Nonpartisan Missouri Court Plan in emulated across the country as […]

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Sep 27 – Weekly Capital Update

| September 27, 2012
Sep 27 - Weekly Capital Update

STATE EMPLOYEE PENSION FUND COSTS TO RISE 20 PERCENT The cost of the Missouri State Employees Retirement System will increase by about 20 percent, or $55 million, for the 2014 fiscal year, which begins on July 1. About $274 million is budgeted for the pension fund for the current fiscal year, FY 2013, and will […]

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CBHE Endorses Prop B

| September 24, 2012
CBHE Endorses Prop B

At its meeting on September 5, the Coordinating Board for Higher Education (CBHE)  passed a resolution supporting Proposition B on the November 6th ballot.  Prop B, the tobacco tax initiative, would raise the tax on cigarettes to 90¢.  At 17¢, Missouri currently holds the dubious distinction of having the lowest cigarette tax in the country, […]

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