Jeff Grisamore http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri House Joins Senate To Override Veto Of Tax-Cut Bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-joins-senate-override-veto-tax-cut-bill <p>The Missouri House acted quickly Tuesday to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a tax-cut bill that is estimated to cut the state's revenue by about $620 million a year when fully implemented.</p><p>The House obtained the exact number of votes needed — 109 — with the help of one Democrat, Rep. Keith English of Florissant.&nbsp; He joined all of the chamber's 108 Republicans.</p><p>The House joined the Senate, which voted 23-8 on Monday to override the governor's veto, which he issued last week.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 05:38:49 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Jo Mannies 35880 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House Joins Senate To Override Veto Of Tax-Cut Bill Mo. Lawmaker Who Threatened To Resign Over Bills' Failure To Pass Changes His Mind http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-lawmaker-who-threatened-resign-over-bills-failure-pass-changes-his-mind <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Missouri lawmaker who threatened to resign unless one or both of his key bills survived the last day of the 2013 legislative session is staying put, even though both bills failed to make it out by Friday's deadline.</span></p> Tue, 21 May 2013 15:46:52 +0000 Marshall Griffin 26591 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Lawmaker Who Threatened To Resign Over Bills' Failure To Pass Changes His Mind Replogle Answers Questions About Mo. Hwy. Patrol's $5.6M Airplane http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/replogle-answers-questions-about-mo-hwy-patrols-56m-airplane <p>The superintendent of the <a href="http://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/Root/index.html">Missouri State Highway Patrol </a>is defending the agency’s purchase of a new airplane.</p><p>Colonel Ron Replogle told House budget writers that it was&nbsp;his idea to buy the $5.6 million aircraft.&nbsp; More than one committee member asked&nbsp;him about the quick timetable on the plane’s purchase, as the bid went out around December 6th and was awarded on the 17th.&nbsp; Replogle says <a href="http://www.hawkerbeechcraft.com/">Beechcraft</a> was offering a discount on that particular <a href="http://www.hawkerbeechcraft.com/beechcraft/king_air_250/">King Air 250</a> because it was a year-old model. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 23:31:38 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8843 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Replogle Answers Questions About Mo. Hwy. Patrol's $5.6M Airplane Mo. House passes minimum wage restriction http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-passes-minimum-wage-restriction <p>Legislation that would bar the state minimum wage from exceeding the federal rate has passed the <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>A ballot initiative passed in 2006 raised Missouri&rsquo;s minimum wage to $6.50 an hour and tied future increases to the rate of inflation. Fri, 04 Mar 2011 01:09:14 +0000 Marshall Griffin 652 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House passes minimum wage restriction