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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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Tweet of the Day

| April 12, 2014
Tweet of the Day

@repckelly  At Rory’s funeral I was thinking back to last fall when we paddled the Current during the Gov’t shutdown. See you at the takeout Rory…

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Weekly Update – Apr 10, 2014

| April 10, 2014
Weekly Update - Apr 10, 2014

RIGHT-TO-WORK FALLS SHORT OF NECESSARY MAJORITY The House of Representatives on April 9 granted first-round approval to legislation that would prohibit companies from negotiating labor agreements that require workers to pay union fees as a condition of employment. However, the 78-68-2 vote fell four votes short of the 82 necessary to advance the bill to […]

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Tweet of the Day

| April 8, 2014
Tweet of the Day

From MoBikeFed: @repckelly addressing our awesome #volunteers at Bike/Ped Day in Jeff City #MO #SupportMOBiking #thankyou pic.twitter.com/Qiw5qzjSTa

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Tweet of the Day

| April 5, 2014
Tweet of the Day

From @repckelly – April 5 #respectthepeeps pic.twitter.com/68JOG48A5V

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Weekly Capitol Update – April 3, 2014

| April 3, 2014
Weekly Capitol Update - April 3, 2014

HOUSE PASSES REVISED VERSION OF GUN NULLIFICATION BILL The House of Representatives on April 3 voted 110-41 in favor of legislation that seeks to declare federal guns laws “null and void and of no effect” in Missouri. The bill itself, however, would likely be a constitutional nullity since federal courts have consistently ruled that states […]

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Criminal Code Revisions Now

| March 28, 2014
Criminal Code Revisions Now

An open letter to my colleagues: I see by the papers that Governor Nixon has expressed reservations regarding the revision of the Criminal Code and has threatened to veto it. He says that the very size (more than 900 pages) of the legislation (HB 1371 & SB 491) makes it likely that a mistake will […]

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Mar 27, 2014 – Weekly Capitol Update

| March 27, 2014
Mar 27, 2014 - Weekly Capitol Update

HOUSE APPROVES $26.63 BILLION STATE BUDGET FOR FY 2015 The House of Representatives on March 27 granted final approval to its version of a $26.63 billion state operating budget for the 2015 fiscal year, which begins July 1. The budget process now moves to the Senate. Lawmakers must pass final version of the 13 appropriations […]

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Mar 20, 2014 – Weekly Capitol Update

| March 20, 2014
Mar 20, 2014 - Weekly Capitol Update

MAJOR ISSUES AWAIT DURING SESSION’S SECOND HALF The General Assembly returns from its annual spring recess on March 24 with the major issues of the 2014 legislative session still awaiting resolution. Lawmakers have eight more weeks to wrap up their work before they are constitutionally required to adjourn for the year on May 16. During […]

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Mar 13, 2014 – Weekly Capitol Update

| March 13, 2014
Mar 13, 2014 - Weekly Capitol Update

HOUSE PANEL APPROVES $26.63 BILLION STATE BUDGET The House Budget Committee on March 12 approved its version of the state operating budget for the 2015 fiscal year, which begins July 1. The committee version authorizes $26.63 billion in total spending, which is more than a $1 billion below the $27.67 billion Gov. Jay Nixon had […]

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