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May 29, 2014 – Weekly Capitol Update

| May 29, 2014
May 29, 2014 - Weekly Capitol Update

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
May 22, 2014 - Weekly Capitol Update

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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May 16, 2014 – A Twitterverse Finale

| May 16, 2014
May 16, 2014 - A Twitterverse Finale

On his last day in session, after a long and illustrious career and with revisions to the Criminal Code finally assured, Rep. Kelly was working until the last hours of the session on his remaining legislative priority––bonding for state infrastructure.  As the clocked ticked down and it was clear that the pathway had been laid […]

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May 16 – Weekly Capitol Update

| May 16, 2014
May 16 - Weekly Capitol Update

TRANSPORTATION SALES TAX APPROVED FOR BALLOT Missouri voters will decide whether to impose an additional three-quarter-cent sales tax that would constitutionally earmark the estimated $534 million a year in new revenue for transportation projects. The measure, which won final legislative approval on May 14, will automatically go on the Nov. 4 statewide ballot for voter […]

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Tweet of the Day-May 16, 2014

| May 16, 2014
Tweet of the Day-May 16, 2014

@JohnJRizzo tweeted: @repckelly pulling up on his last day of session. Proud to spend the past two years as seat mates.  It’s an honor.

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Tweet of the Day – May 15, 2014

| May 15, 2014
Tweet of the Day - 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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Tweet of the Day

| May 8, 2014
Tweet of the Day

Chris Kelly @repckelly This is the biggest day of my six years back in #moleg with the adoption of 2021 & the MU Engineering School. A long worthwhile struggle.   Rep. Kelly is referring to the passage of the FY2015 budget which now includes: Section 21.040. To the University of Missouri For planning, design, renovation, […]

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May 8, 2014 – Weekly Capitol Update

| May 8, 2014
May 8, 2014 - Weekly Capitol Update

LAWMAKERS APPROVE $26.38 BILLION BUDGET FOR FY 2015 The General Assembly on May 8 gave final approval to a $26.38 billion state budget for the 2015 fiscal year, which begins July 1. The 13 appropriations bills that make up the operating budget now go to Gov. Jay Nixon for consideration. For the second straight year, […]

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The Shannon County Debate

| May 5, 2014
The Shannon County Debate

  The sign in front of the Shannon County Courthouse in Eminence says, “Welcome – Stay a Day or a Lifetime in Shannon County”. Turns out it only took a day–make that an hour–for Rep. Chris Kelly and Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder to debate the fate of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways before a crowd […]

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Tweet of the Day

| May 2, 2014
Tweet of the Day

From the National Parks Service (@NPCA) Good luck to @repckelly in tomorrow’s debate. #National Parks belong to all Americans! #Ozark   Reminder: The Kelly-Kinder Debate ovr the future of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways at 11 am, Saturday, May 3, 2014, on the steps of the Shannon County Courthouse in Eminence.  Rep. Kelly and Lt […]

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May 1, 2014 – Weekly Capitol Update

| May 1, 2014
May 1, 2014 - Weekly Capitol Update

HOUSE APPROVES VERSION OF STUDENT TRANSFER BILL The House of Representatives on April 30 voted 91-64 in favor of legislation that seeks to ease the impact of a controversial 1993 law that allows students in unaccredited public school districts to transfer to nearby accredited districts. However, the bill, SB 493, sparked bipartisan opposition due to […]

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

| April 25, 2014
Mistake in the Criminal Code?... No, just good drafting!

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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Apr 24, 2014 – Weekly Capital Update

| April 24, 2014
Apr 24, 2014 - Weekly Capital Update

NIXON SAYS FLAW IN TAX CUT BUMPS COST TO $4.8 BILLION Tax cut legislation the Republican-controlled General Assembly recently approved contains a flaw that would virtually eliminate the state’s individual income tax in 2022, Gov. Jay Nixon said on April 22. As a result, Nixon said the true impact of the bill would be to […]

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Rep. Kelly on STL Public Radio

| April 23, 2014
Rep. Kelly on STL Public Radio

Politically Speaking: Rep. Kelly Talks About Tax Cuts, Crime And Bonds Listen to the podcast here

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Tweet of the Day

| April 23, 2014
Tweet of the Day

Marshall Griffin @MarshallGReport @repckelly awaiting his appearance on next Politically Speaking podcast from @stlpublicradio ‘s Mo. Capitol bureau. pic.twitter.com/KazJRR1b9c

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Tweet of the Day

| April 22, 2014
Tweet of the Day

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

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Weekly Capitol Update – April 17, 2014

| April 17, 2014
Weekly Capitol Update - April 17, 2014

GOVERNOR LIKELY TO VETO MASSIVE INCOME TAX CUT Warning that it could jeopardize state funding for local school districts and public colleges and universities, Gov. Jay Nixon on April 16 indicated he will veto legislation the Republican-controlled General Assembly granted final approval to hours earlier that would cut taxes by at least $620 million a […]

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Kelly-Kinder Debate Announced

| April 14, 2014
Kelly-Kinder Debate Announced

 In the shadow of the great Lincoln-Douglas Debates comes the Kelly-Kinder Debate over the future of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways 11:00 am Saturday, May 3, 2014 On the steps of the Shannon County Courthouse in Eminence MO Rep. Chris Kelly and Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder will square off as part of the Second Annual […]

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