Terry Swinger http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. House committee releases disaster recommendations http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-committee-releases-disaster-recommendations <p>A <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/committeeIndividual.aspx?com=961&amp;year=2011">Missouri House committee </a>that&rsquo;s been looking into natural disaster response has released a list of recommendations for lawmakers to take up next year.</p><p>One of them would create&nbsp;a joint House-Senate committee that would have oversight into the use of the state&rsquo;s Rainy Day fund for disaster expenses.&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=139&amp;year=2011"> Speaker Pro-tem Shane Schoeller </a>(R,&nbsp;Willard)&nbsp;supports the idea. Wed, 07 Dec 2011 23:29:33 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2636 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House committee releases disaster recommendations Mo. lawmakers begin pre-filing bills for 2012 session http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-lawmakers-begin-pre-filing-bills-2012-session <p>Missouri lawmakers began pre-filing bills today for next year&rsquo;s legislative session, which begins January 4<sup>th</sup>.</p><p>One bill&nbsp;was influenced by the deadly Joplin tornado.&nbsp; If passed, it&nbsp;would allow Missouri residents to deduct up to&nbsp;$5,000 from their state income taxes for building storm shelters on their properties.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s sponsored by&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2012&amp;district=162">State Representative&nbsp;Terry Swinger&nbsp;</a>(D,&nbsp;Caruthersville). Thu, 01 Dec 2011 22:31:45 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2591 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. lawmakers begin pre-filing bills for 2012 session