Chris Kelly http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Fight Over Electric Car Provides Jolt To Final Week of Legislative Session http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fight-over-electric-car-provides-jolt-final-week-legislative-session <p><em><strong>(Updated 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, May 13)</strong></em></p><p>With Tesla electric cars parked in front of the Missouri Capitol, legislators have found themselves in an unexpected battle over a provision in a Senate bill that the automaker says would effectively kill its Missouri operations.</p><p>The provision would prohibit vehicle manufacturers, such as Tesla Motors, from selling products directly to customers -- requiring them instead to set up dealerships.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 22:13:43 +0000 Jo Mannies & Jason Rosenbaum 36067 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Fight Over Electric Car Provides Jolt To Final Week of Legislative Session Impeachment Hearings Against Nixon Wrap Up, No Vote Yet http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/impeachment-hearings-against-nixon-wrap-no-vote-yet <p>A Missouri House committee has wrapped up hearings into three articles of impeachment against <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/">Gov. Jay Nixon</a> but has yet to vote on them.</p><p><a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2014&amp;district=052">Judiciary Committee Chairman Stanley Cox</a>, R-Sedalia, says he'll seek input from the rest of the committee before deciding whether to hold a vote on the three impeachment articles.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 23:59:18 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35749 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Impeachment Hearings Against Nixon Wrap Up, No Vote Yet Comprehensive Rewrite Of Missouri Criminal Code Passes Easily But Future Unsure http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/comprehensive-rewrite-missouri-criminal-code-passes-easily-future-unsure <p>Missouri lawmakers have sent Gov. Jay Nixon a bill to rewrite the state's criminal code for the first time in more than 30 years. The wide-ranging proposal took several years and two legislative sessions to hammer out, but it's unclear whether Nixon intends to sign it.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:35:33 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35588 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Comprehensive Rewrite Of Missouri Criminal Code Passes Easily But Future Unsure Politically Speaking: Rep. Kelly Talks About Tax Cuts, Crime And Bonds http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-rep-kelly-talks-about-tax-cuts-crime-and-bonds <p>This week, the Politically Speaking podcast team – Chris McDaniel, Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies – host state Rep. Chris Kelly, D-Columbia, currently the longest-serving member of the state House.</p><p></p><p>Note: You can&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/politically-speaking/id775890522" target="_blank">subscribe to us on iTunes</a>&nbsp;now.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:55:05 +0000 Jo Mannies, Chris McDaniel & Jason Rosenbaum 35542 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Rep. Kelly Talks About Tax Cuts, Crime And Bonds Missouri House Weighs Role Of Bike Travel In Transportation Spending http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-weighs-role-bike-travel-transportation-spending <p>Missouri lawmakers are weighing what role bicycles should play in the future of transportation spending.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:53:12 +0000 Joseph Leahy 35050 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House Weighs Role Of Bike Travel In Transportation Spending Mo. House Passes '2nd Amendment Preservation' Bill Shortly After Pro Gun Rights Rally http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-passes-2nd-amendment-preservation-bill-shortly-after-pro-gun-rights-rally <p>The <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?year=2013&amp;bill=HB 436&amp;code=R">Missouri House</a> has passed the so-called <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?year=2013&amp;bill=HB 436&amp;code=R">Second Amendment Preservation Act</a>, less than 24 hours after it received first-round approval from the same body.</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 00:52:49 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25581 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Passes '2nd Amendment Preservation' Bill Shortly After Pro Gun Rights Rally Mo. House Gives 1st-Round Approval To Photo Voter I.D. Legislation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-gives-1st-round-approval-photo-voter-id-legislation <p>The <a href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx">Missouri House</a> has given first-round approval to a pair of bills that would institute photo ID requirements for voters.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 07:36:02 +0000 Marshall Griffin 9283 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Gives 1st-Round Approval To Photo Voter I.D. Legislation House sends Facebook fix to Governor Nixon http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/house-sends-facebook-fix-governor-nixon <p>At least one bill has made it out of the special legislative session.</p><p>Today the <a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a> overwhelmingly passed the so-called &ldquo;Facebook Fix,&rdquo; which would remove confusing language from a new law regarding teacher-student messaging via social media.&nbsp; That law was placed on hold last month by a Cole County judge, who ruled that barring teachers from websites that allow private messaging with students would have a, quote, &ldquo;chilling effect&rdquo; on free speech rights. Fri, 23 Sep 2011 15:08:44 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2108 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org House sends Facebook fix to Governor Nixon Mo. House committee passes "Facebook fix" http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-committee-passes-facebook-fix <p>A <a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a> committee has unanimously passed legislation<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=S1&amp;BillID=4696921"> that would remove confusing language from a new state law regarding the use of social media between teachers and students</a>.</p><p>The bill was passed last week by the <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a>.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s being handled in the House by&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2011&amp;district=024">State Representative&nbsp;Chris Kelly</a> (D, Columbia). Mon, 19 Sep 2011 20:46:40 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2081 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House committee passes "Facebook fix" Mo. lawmaker calls for cigarette tax increase http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-lawmaker-calls-cigarette-tax-increase <p>A Missouri House member wants to ask voters to raise the state cigarette tax by 81 cents a pack.</p><p>Democrat Chris Kelly, of Columbia, outlined his plan Thursday to a House committee. He&#39;s <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1023">proposing</a> a future statewide vote on whether to raise Missouri&#39;s current 17-cent tax - the lowest in the nation - to 98 cents per pack.</p><p>Kelly says the increase could generate $425 million in state revenue, discourage people from smoking and bring down state health care costs.</p> Thu, 21 Apr 2011 17:43:35 +0000 The Associated Press 1006 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. lawmaker calls for cigarette tax increase