Government

Capitol Report 5-26-22

by District 58 Representative Willard Haley Patient Visitors, Police Funding, Sex Trafficking The House and Senate have adjourned for the summer. In recent weeks, my Capitol Reports have just briefly described bills we passed. I would like to describe the bills in greater detail over the next few weeks. No Patient Left Alone Act –

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Capitol Report 5-12-22

by District 58 Representative Willard Haley House in final week of legislative session The Missouri Legislature only has one week left in this session before adjourning for the summer break. The House and the Senate will both adjourn on Friday, May 13, at approximately 6:00 pm. So far, the House has first-read 1,595 bills, third-read

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Missouri State Senate Report 5-12-22

by District 6 Senator, Mike Bernskoetter Protecting Property Rights The Senate passed an important piece of legislation May 5, to protect Missourians’ private property rights, as well as the value of farmland. House Bill 2005 deals with the issue of eminent domain, a tool allowing governments and certain utilities to acquire private land for public

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Lawmakers Debate Changes to Missouri Sunshine Law That Would Conceal More Records

by Tessa Weinberg Missouri Independent An expansive set of proposed changes to Missouri’s open records law backed by Gov. Mike Parson has transparency advocates alarmed that legislators may be poised to undermine the law. The changes touch on everything from narrowing the definitions of “public business” and “public meetings;” closing records that include draft documents

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