Jason Crowell

Special session opposition
4:47 pm
Tue September 6, 2011

Crowell slows down Mo. special session

State Sen. Jason Crowell (R, Cape Girardeau) criticizes Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon's "micromanaging" of the special session, which began today.
(Harrison Sweazea/Mo. Senate)

A State Senator from Cape Girardeau today delayed the start of the special session by three hours, then continued to slow the process down after bills were allowed to be introduced.

Republican Jason Crowell is objecting to what he calls a “micromanaged" list of priorities by Democratic Governor Jay Nixon.

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Morning round-up
9:23 am
Mon August 8, 2011

Morning headlines: Monday, August 8, 2011

Effective August 2010, licensed Mo. child care providers must put infants to sleep on their backs to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome.
Fickr/rumpleteaser

Mo. changes child care rules to further prevent SIDS

For the first time in two decades, Missouri's child care rules have been updated.  Effective this month, licensed child cares must put infants to sleep on their backs and have at least one staff member trained in first aid.  

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Aerotropolis
6:02 pm
Fri July 29, 2011

Some Mo. lawmakers grumble about Aerotropolis proposal

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
(via Flickr/dbking)

While Missouri legislative leaders have reached an agreement on an economic development package, some lawmakers are speaking out against it.

The key component is the so-called Aerotropolis measure, which would provide $360 million in tax credits to transform Lambert Airport in St. Louis into an international air cargo hub.

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MO Statehouse
4:36 pm
Mon May 16, 2011

Political aspirations fueled redistricting animosity, says UMSL professor

(l-r) State Senator Scott Rupp (R, Wentzville) and State Rep. John Diehl (R, Town and Country) during a redistricting meeting last month. None of the House or Senate redistricting committee members have so far announced any plans to run for Congress.
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

One political expert is blaming some of the animosity between Missouri’s Republican legislative leaders during the just-ended 2011 session on political aspirations.

The battle over which redistricting map would be adopted got downright ugly at times between House and Senate negotiators.

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Missouri congressional redistricting
7:53 pm
Tue April 12, 2011

Mo. Senate begins redistricting debate

The redistricting map passed by the Mo. House is currently before the Mo. Senate.
Mo. House of Representatives

The congressional redistricting map passed by the Missouri House last week is now in the hands of the State Senate.

And the consensus so far is that both Democrats and Republicans don’t like it.

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Right-to-Work
11:35 am
Fri January 14, 2011

Mo. state Sen. Crowell proposes statewide vote on union jobs

The Missouri Capitol Building in Jefferson City, Mo. Legislative action here on Thursday by Sen. Jason Crowell would refer the "right-to-work" issue to voters next year. (St. Louis Public Radio/Marshall Griffin)
(St. Louis Public Radio/Marshall Griffin)

Some Republican senators want to prohibit union-only work places, which they contend could deter some businesses from locating in Missouri.

Missouri businesses currently have the option of requiring union fees from employees.

Legislation filed Thursday by Republican Sen. Jason Crowell, of Cape Girardeau, would refer the union issue to voters next year.

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