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As the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike remains at the forefront of national news, Missouri's Senator Karla May, D-St. Louis, is making her stance clear, emphasizing, "losing jobs is not a win-win for anyone."
It is hard to believe, but we have reached the end of the legislative session.
This week, members of the Missouri Senate and House of Representatives met as a conference committee to sort out the differences between the two versions of the budget passed by each chamber.
This week, the Senate debated and passed all of the appropriation bills that make up the Fiscal Year 2024 state operating budget, totaling $49.94 billion, which includes $4.4 billion more in spending authority than previously approved by the House of Representatives.
This week, the Senate Appropriations Committee began their discussion on the Fiscal Year 2024 state operating budget.
This week was shorter than normal because of the Easter holiday, and as a result, some committees did not hold hearings or only held executive sessions.
This week, the Senate perfected Senate Bill 92, which establishes the “Missouri Rural Access to Capital Act,” which would provide a tax credit for certain investments made in businesses located in rural areas in the state.
This week, the Senate perfected Senate Joint Resolution 21, which, if approved by voters, would authorize counties to freeze the real property assessed values of certain senior citizens.
The Senate returned from legislative spring break this week expecting to continue discussion on Senate Bill 39 and Senate Bill 49.
The annual legislative spring break began last week after we adjourned on March 8.
Senate Bill 49, which would restrict gender transition treatments for transgender children, is stalled in the Missouri Senate – at least for now – after the minority spent two days filibustering the measure and my colleagues and I were unable to land on a compromise aimed at breaking the impasse.
The governor signed House Bill 14 into law on Feb. 27.
Although Monday, Feb. 20, was Presidents Day, the Senate held committee hearings and floor debate to continue doing the people’s work.
This week, the Senate adjourned early on Monday night for the Senate’s annual charity bowling tournament.
Last week, the Senate passed several bills:
This week, my colleagues and I began discussing legislation on the Senate floor.
Last week, committee hearings continued, and the Senate Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee heard three bills.
Last week, Senate leadership announced the committee assignments for the 102nd General Assembly.