Brad Lager http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. Senate Passes Boeing Incentives Bill; House May Hold Vote Friday http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-passes-boeing-incentives-bill-house-may-hold-vote-friday <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a>'s (D) proposal to land production of Boeing's </span>777X<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> passenger jet is two steps closer to success, as the <a href="http://senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a> gave it both first-round and final approval Wednesday.</span></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:35:40 +0000 Marshall Griffin 31953 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate Passes Boeing Incentives Bill; House May Hold Vote Friday Tax Credits Die Again In Missouri Senate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tax-credits-die-again-missouri-senate <P><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial', 'sans-serif'; FONT-SIZE: 14pt">Missouri senators have given up their attempt to pass an overhaul of some of the state's tax credit programs for businesses and developers.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial', 'sans-serif'; FONT-SIZE: 14pt">Supporters of the bill set it aside Friday after Republican Sen. Fri, 17 May 2013 18:15:48 +0000 The Associated Press 26501 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Tax Credits Die Again In Missouri Senate Mo. Lt. Gov. race to come, but first, a contentious GOP primary http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-lt-gov-race-come-first-contentious-gop-primary <p></p><p>Among the races for Missouri&rsquo;s statewide offices, the one with the most mudslinging so far is the Republican primary for Lt. Governor.&nbsp; Peter Kinder is seeking re-election, but he&rsquo;s facing a major challenge from State Senator Brad Lager.&nbsp; Both are touting conservative ideals while attacking each other&rsquo;s records in office.&nbsp;</p><p>St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Marshall Griffin takes a closer look at next week&rsquo;s GOP Lt. Governor&rsquo;s contest.</p><p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 11:42:41 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4231 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Lt. Gov. race to come, but first, a contentious GOP primary Nixon vetoes workplace discrimination and workers' comp bills http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-vetoes-workplace-discrimination-and-workers-comp-bills <p>Governor Jay Nixon&nbsp;(D)&nbsp;has vetoed two workplace-related bills passed by Missouri lawmakers this year.&nbsp; They are the first&nbsp;vetoes issued this year.</p><p>First, he vetoed <a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1219&amp;year=2012&amp;code=R">the House version of the workplace discrimination bill</a>, which would have redefined discrimination as a &ldquo;motivating factor&rdquo; instead of a &ldquo;contributing factor&rdquo; in any action taken by an employer against a worker.&nbsp; The<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=9271"> Senate version of the bill </a>is still alive, however.&nbsp; It was sponsored by <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem12.htm">State&nbsp;Senator Brad Lager</a> (R, Savannah). Fri, 16 Mar 2012 22:45:55 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3282 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon vetoes workplace discrimination and workers' comp bills Mo. Senate sends workplace discrimination measure to Gov. Nixon http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-sends-workplace-discrimination-measure-gov-nixon <p>The <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a> has sent the <a href="http://house.mo.gov/BillSummary.aspx?bill=HB1219&amp;year=2012&amp;code=R">House version of the workplace discrimination bill </a>to<a href="http://gov.mo.gov/"> Governor Jay Nixon</a>.</p><p>Senate Democrats spent five hours&nbsp;Wednesday blocking the bill before sitting down.&nbsp; Today, there was no debate, only a 23 to 8 straight party-line vote.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem12.htm">&nbsp;Brad Lager </a>(R,&nbsp;Savannah) handled the bill in the Senate.&nbsp; He says he fully expects&nbsp;the governor, a Democrat,&nbsp;to veto the bill. Thu, 08 Mar 2012 19:21:15 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 3230 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate sends workplace discrimination measure to Gov. Nixon Mo. Senate backs more term limits on state offices http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-backs-more-term-limits-state-offices <p>A new measure passed in the Missouri Senate would limit statewide officials to eight years in office.</p><p>Missouri currently limits the governor and treasurer to two four year terms each. Members of the state House and Senate are also subject to term limits.</p><p>A proposed constitutional amendment would extend the two-term limits to the&nbsp;lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney&nbsp;general and auditor.</p> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 13:28:41 +0000 The Associated Press 3140 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate backs more term limits on state offices Mo. Senate passes workplace discrimination bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-passes-workplace-discrimination-bill <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate </a>has passed<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=9271"> legislation that would redefine what constitutes discrimination in the workplace</a>.</p><p>The vote was a mere formality following last week&rsquo;s battle to kill the measure.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem14.htm"> Maria Chappelle-Nadal </a>of University City&nbsp;and several other Senate Democrats had conducted a filibuster, but gave in after language guaranteeing jury trials in discrimination lawsuits was added to the&nbsp;bill.&nbsp; But she still spoke out against it, in particular, the Missouri Chamber&rsquo;s claim that the bill would help curb frivolous lawsuits. Wed, 08 Feb 2012 21:49:04 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3039 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate passes workplace discrimination bill Filibuster over, Mo. Senate endorses workplace discrimination bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/filibuster-over-mo-senate-endorses-workplace-discrimination-bill <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate </a>has given first-round approval to<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=9271"> legislation </a>that would redefine workplace discrimination, after an agreement was reached between the bill&rsquo;s sponsor and a group of Democrats that had been blocking it.</p><p>The agreement took the form of an amendment to the bill, which would guarantee the right to a jury trial in any workplace discrimination case.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem12.htm"> State Senator Brad Lager </a>(R, Savannah), the bill&rsquo;s sponsor, agreed to support the amendment. Thu, 02 Feb 2012 10:57:26 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2991 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Filibuster over, Mo. Senate endorses workplace discrimination bill Workplace discrimination bill being blocked in Mo. Senate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/workplace-discrimination-bill-being-blocked-mo-senate <p>A group of Democratic State Senators is blocking<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=9271"> a bill that would redefine Missouri&rsquo;s workplace discrimination standards</a>.</p><p>Among those&nbsp;taking part&nbsp;in the&nbsp;filibuster&nbsp;are<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem05.htm"> Robin Wright-Jones </a>(D,&nbsp;St. Louis)&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem14.htm">Maria Chappelle-Nadal&nbsp;</a>(D,&nbsp;University City).&nbsp; They talked about several other topics besides the discrimination bill on the Senate floor Wednesday, including America&rsquo;s immigration policies. Wed, 25 Jan 2012 23:17:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2944 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Workplace discrimination bill being blocked in Mo. Senate All Mo. statewide officeholders would be term limited under proposal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/all-mo-statewide-officeholders-would-be-term-limited-under-proposal <p>All statewide officeholders in Missouri would be limited to&nbsp;eight years in office, under<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=73"> legislation </a>pre-filed in the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">State Senate</a>.</p><p>The<a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">&nbsp;Governor </a>and<a href="http://www.treasurer.mo.gov/"> State Treasurer </a>are the only statewide office holders in Missouri limited to two four-year terms.&nbsp; The rest &ndash;<a href="http://ltgov.mo.gov/"> Lt. Governor</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://ago.mo.gov/">Attorney General</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://sos.mo.gov/">Secretary of State</a> and&nbsp;<a href="http://auditor.mo.gov/">State Auditor</a> &ndash; can run for re-election as often as they want.&nbsp;&nbsp;The measure is sponsored by<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem12.htm">&nbsp;State Senator Brad Lager </a>(R,&nbsp;Savannah), who is also running for Lt. Governor. Mon, 05 Dec 2011 23:02:18 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2619 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org All Mo. statewide officeholders would be term limited under proposal