Kurt Schaefer http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri Senate Committee Begins Reviewing State Budget Passed By House http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-senate-committee-begins-reviewing-state-budget-passed-house <p>Budget writers in the Missouri Senate have begun their review of the state's spending plan for Fiscal Year 2015.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 00:49:57 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35112 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Senate Committee Begins Reviewing State Budget Passed By House Missouri Senate Begins Debate On Nixon's Tax Cut Compromise http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-senate-begins-debate-nixons-tax-cut-compromise <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri Senate has begun debate on a compromise tax cut brokered last month between <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/">Gov. Jay Nixon</a>, a Democrat, and <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/14info/members/mem08.htm">state Sen. Will Kraus,</a> R-Lee's Summit.</span></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:48:22 +0000 Marshall Griffin 34199 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Senate Begins Debate On Nixon's Tax Cut Compromise Nixon, Legislative Leaders Battle Over State Budget Estimates http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-legislative-leaders-battle-over-state-budget-estimates <p><em>(Updated 1:20 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20)</em></p><p>Missouri legislative leaders and Gov. Jay Nixon are disagreeing on what revenue estimates should be used in drawing up the state budget for the coming fiscal year – an argument that could affect the General Assembly’s deliberations when it goes back into session in a few weeks.</p><p>But the specifics of the budget dispute aren’t clear because most of the parties involved are commenting only through press releases and offering -- at least so far -- few additional details.</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 23:13:10 +0000 Jo Mannies 32427 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon, Legislative Leaders Battle Over State Budget Estimates Kurt Schaefer To Run For Mo. Attorney General http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kurt-schaefer-run-mo-attorney-general <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Senator Kurt Schaefer of Columbia has become the first big-name Republican to officially toss his hat in the ring for the 2016 Missouri Attorney General's race.</span></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 20:18:50 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30004 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Kurt Schaefer To Run For Mo. Attorney General Liquor Franchise Legislation Stalls In Missouri Senate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/liquor-franchise-legislation-stalls-missouri-senate <p>Legislation to redefine the relationship between liquor distributors, wholesalers and retailers has stalled in the <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a>.</p> Tue, 14 May 2013 23:57:36 +0000 Marshall Griffin 26400 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Liquor Franchise Legislation Stalls In Missouri Senate Fed. Investigator Testifies Before Mo. Sen. Committee On Receiving Conceal Carry List http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fed-investigator-testifies-mo-sen-committee-receiving-conceal-carry-list <P>The federal investigator who requested Missouri’s list of conceal carry weapons holders testified under oath Wednesday before a <A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">State Senate</A> committee.</P> <P>Keith Schilb of the<A href="http://www.ssa.gov/"> Social Security Administration's </A>Inspector General's office&nbsp;told the Senate Appropriations Committee that part of his job is to seek and develop projects that could indicate whether there is enough evidence of fraud to warrant an investigation.&nbsp; He says that’s how the inquiry into Missouri’s conceal carry database began.</P> <P>"O Thu, 02 May 2013 00:05:49 +0000 Marshall Griffin 26002 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Fed. Investigator Testifies Before Mo. Sen. Committee On Receiving Conceal Carry List Mo. Senate Passes State Budget, De-Funds DMV, And Defeats Another Medicaid Expansion Attempt http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-passes-state-budget-de-funds-dmv-and-defeats-another-medicaid-expansion-attempt <p>After nearly&nbsp;eight hours of debate Monday, the <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate </a>has passed next year’s state budget.</p><p>The roughly $25 billion spending plan still does not include Medicaid expansion, but not for a lack of trying by Democrats.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem10.htm"> Minority Floor Leader Jolie Justus </a>offered up an amendment that would’ve added $890 million to the Social Services budget, enough to expand Medicaid to around 260,000 Missourians next year.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 10:27:52 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25690 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate Passes State Budget, De-Funds DMV, And Defeats Another Medicaid Expansion Attempt Schaefer Says ATF Bureau And Social Security Requested Missouri's Conceal Carry Weapons List http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/schaefer-says-atf-bureau-and-social-security-requested-missouris-conceal-carry-weapons-list <p><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem19.htm">Missouri Senator Kurt Schaefer</a> (R, Columbia)&nbsp;says the<a href="http://dor.mo.gov/"> Department of Revenue </a>(DOR)&nbsp;has continued to withhold information from his legislative committee about the list of conceal carry weapons (CCW)&nbsp;holders that the agency compiled for the federal government.</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 05:59:35 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25506 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Schaefer Says ATF Bureau And Social Security Requested Missouri's Conceal Carry Weapons List Brian Long Resigns As Director Of Mo. Dept. Of Revenue http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/brian-long-resigns-director-mo-dept-revenue <P><A href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</A> (D)&nbsp;has announced that Brian Long has resigned as Director of the <A href="http://dor.mo.gov/">Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR). Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:00:33 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Kelsey Proud 25448 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Brian Long Resigns As Director Of Mo. Dept. Of Revenue Mo. Senate Members Grill Public Safety Officials Over Release Of Citizen Conceal-Carry List http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-members-grill-public-safety-officials-over-release-citizen-conceal-carry-list <P></P> <P>Budget writers in the Missouri Senate turned their attention today Thursday to the Highway Patrol and the Department of Public Safety as they continue to question why the state’s list of conceal-carry weapons holders was given to the federal government.</P> <P><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">Colonel Ron </SPAN>Replogle<SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5"> testified that the Patrol received a request for the list in November of 2011 from the Social Security Administration, which was conducting a fraud investigation.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">“And our employees felt thi Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:28:19 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25340 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate Members Grill Public Safety Officials Over Release Of Citizen Conceal-Carry List