banner ad

Housing Development Commission Criticized

| March 2, 2011

Two weeks after the Missouri Housing Development Commission blocked the Senate appropriations chairman from speaking at a meeting, members of the House Budget Committee expressed its displeasure with the commission’s actions. Rep. Chris Kelly, D-Columbia, had one suggestion for exactly how to do that…

Read More

Kelly Debates Rep. Tom Loehner on the House Floor

| February 27, 2011
Kelly Debates Rep. Tom Loehner on the House Floor

Rep. Chris Kelly, a Democrat from Columbia, accuses supporters of propping up huge hog farms in the guise of helping family farmers. Kelly says HB 209 will merely protect corporate farms…

Read More

24th District Grows By 33%

| February 27, 2011

The 2010 Census data, just released, shows that the 24th Legislative District has grown by 33%, making it the ninth fastest growing district in the state.

Read More

Feb 25 – This Week in the MO House

| February 25, 2011
Feb 25 - This Week in the MO House

Floor Actions • On Tuesday the House third read and passed HB 71 by a vote of 109-46. The bill would allow the City of St. Louis to establish and maintain a municipal police force completely under the city’s authority. • On Thursday the House third read and passed HBs 14 and 15, which are […]

Read More

Missouri legislature endorses limits on hog farm suits

| February 23, 2011

“We’re putting our thumb on the scale of justice and on the lives of rural Missourians,” said Rep. Chris Kelly, D-Columbia, a former judge.

Read More

Feb 17 – Weekly Capitol Update

| February 21, 2011
Feb 17 - Weekly Capitol Update

PHOTO ID REQUIREMENTS COULD CREATE PARADOX
Many Missouri voters soon could find themselves trapped in a paradox in which they need a copy of their birth certificate to obtain a government-issued photo identification card in order to vote but must have a government-issued photo ID to get a copy of their birth certificate.

Read More

Feb 18 – This Week in the MO House

| February 18, 2011
Feb 18 - This Week in the MO House

Floor Action • HB 71, which would allow the City of St. Louis to establish and maintain a municipal police force completely under the city’s authority, was perfected by a vote of 123-34. Committee Action • On Tuesday, the House Committee on Rural Community Development voted do pass HB 285, which would classify certain sawmills […]

Read More

Prop B Rewind

| February 18, 2011
Prop B Rewind

I believed that it was possible to reach reasonable compromise on Prop B–to eliminate the legal flaws, but maintain the intent of the voters. That turns out to be untrue.

Read More

Kelly Slams Attempt to Limit University Authority

| February 14, 2011

Proposed legislation that would require universities to get permission from the state before issuing revenue bonds could become a power struggle if passed.

Kelly responds: “To take away the university’s right to issue bonds is a very serious infringement.”

Read More

Kelly Will Introduce Domestic Violence Bill

| February 14, 2011

Rep. Chris Kelly, D-Columbia, is about to introduce in the House one of two bills overhauling domestic violence laws for the first time in 30 years.
To create bipartisan support for the bill, Rep. Ryan Silvey, R-Clay, will sponsor the other bill.

Read More

Feb 10 – This Week in the MO House

| February 14, 2011
Feb 10 - This Week in the MO House

Floor Actions • On Thursday, the House third read and passed HB 46, which would change the laws regarding fire sprinkler system installations, by a vote of 149-9. The House perfected the bill on Wednesday. • On Thursday, the House third read and passed HB 162, which would change the laws regarding workers’ compensation liability, […]

Read More

Organ Donor Bill Progresses

| February 14, 2011
Organ Donor Bill Progresses

There are currently 110,371 people awaiting an organ transplant in the US. Eighteen people will die each day waiting for a donor organ. One organ donor can save up to eight lives.
House Bill 151, which I am sponsoring, will add a check-off on Missouri income tax forms for taxpayers due a refund to designate a portion of that refund to Missouri’s Organ Donor Trust Fund.

Read More

Results from the Task Force on Domestic Violence

| February 9, 2011
Results from the Task Force on Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Report, outlining 12 recommendations for greater protection to victims of domestic violence, includes statutory changes and is the product of the Task Force on Domestic Violence AG Koster created in September.

Read More

Task Force Pushes For More Protection For Domestic Violence Victims

| February 9, 2011
Task Force Pushes For More Protection For Domestic Violence Victims

— In the seven years Rep. Chris Kelly presided as judge over Boone County’s domestic violence docket, one case in particular haunts him. And, he told reporters Tuesday, if legal reforms outlined by Attorney General Chris Koster are adopted as law, other judges may escape his fate.

Read More

Feb 3 – Weekly Capital Update

| February 3, 2011
Feb 3 - Weekly Capital Update

WEEKLY CAPITOL UPDATE Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 * Volume 6, No. 5 NIXON PANS PROPOSED UM SYSTEM TUITION HIKE Shortly after the University of Missouri Board of Curators on Jan 28 voted 5-3 in favor of an average 5.5 percent undergraduate tuition increase next year, Gov. Jay Nixon issued a statement calling the curator’s plan […]

Read More

Puppy Mills: How Can We Enforce The Voters’ Intent

| January 31, 2011
Puppy Mills: How Can We Enforce The Voters' Intent

For the last several weeks, Jefferson City has been the scene of heated debates about whether the legislature should amend or repeal Proposition B, the “puppy mill” initiative passed by the voters in November.

Read More

Jan 27 – Weekly Capitol Update

| January 31, 2011
Jan 27 - Weekly Capitol Update

Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 * Volume 6, No. 4 NIXON APPOINTS THREE TO UM BOARD OF CURATORS Gov. Jay Nixon has made appointments to fill three of the four vacancies on the University of Missouri Board of Curators. When Nixon fills the final opening, he will have appointed seven of the nine members of the […]

Read More

Jan 28, 2011 – This Week in the MO House

| January 28, 2011
Jan 28, 2011 - This Week in the MO House

The House perfected HB 73 & 47, which would require certain applicants for and recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program benefits to be tested for the illegal use of controlled substances.

Read More

Page 20 of 22« First...10...1819202122