Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, is reducing his party’s already-paltry numbers in the state Senate by nominating state Sen. Ryan McKenna to become the new director of the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.
Nixon’s action, announced Friday, also could have an impact on what’s already seen as among the most competitive state Senate contests in 2014.
Mo. Sen. Mike Kehoe (R, Jefferson City) announces a proposed constitutional amendment to create a temporary 1-cent sales tax to fund transportation needs. At left is MHTC chair Rudy Farber, & at right is co-sponsor Sen. Ryan McKenna (D, Crystal City).
The proposed constitutional amendment would create a one-cent sales tax that would expire after 10 years. It’s co-sponsored by State Senator Mike Kehoe (R, Jefferson City). He says the one-penny tax would not be levied on groceries, prescription medicine or fuel.
The redistricting map passed by the Mo. House is currently before the Mo. Senate.
Credit Mo. House of Representatives
This is the redistricting map passed by a Mo. Senate commitee.
Credit Mo. Senate
An alternate map proposed by State Sen. Robin Wright-Jones (D, St. Louis) would preserve most of the congressional district currently held by fellow Democrat Russ Carnahan (NOTE: A digital copy of the map was not available at press time).