Senator Ron Richard’s Updates from the Capitol: Helping Houston from Missouri

Helping Houston from Missouri This week, the nation has watched as Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on Houston and on the neighboring communities. Thousands of people have been misplaced. Homes and businesses have been destroyed, and the death toll continues to rise. Search and rescue teams from several states, including Missouri, have been deployed to help. We know all too well from our own experience in Missouri the destruction Mother Nature can cause. Just six years…

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Senate Majority Leaders Issue Statement on Next Steps for Sen. Chappelle-Nadal

“We hope Sen. Chappelle-Nadal realizes the seriousness of her statements, takes responsibility for her words, and resigns on her own accord. However, we are preparing for options afforded in the Missouri Constitution and the Senate Rules if she continues to defy the public outcry and not resign.”   Senate Leader Ron Richard, R-Joplin District 32   “We have heard the calls from the Governor and the Lt. Governor, and remain firmly convinced she should resign…

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Blunt Votes to Move Forward on Bill to Repeal & Replace Obamacare

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement after voting to begin debate on House-passed legislation that would repeal and replace Obamacare. The Senate now has the opportunity to consider amendments to the measure before it comes to a final vote. “Obamacare has left Missouri families with higher costs, fewer options, and less access to quality health care,” Blunt said. “With today’s vote, I’m glad the Senate is moving forward with debate…

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Governor Greitens announces new website to help Missouri citizens cut government red tape

Today, Governor Greitens announced the launch of a website, www.NoMORedTape.com, for Missourians to submit recommendations for action to cut government red tape. In a statement first posted to his Facebook page, the Governor said: “Earlier this year, a small business owner from Bolivar commented on our Facebook page. He told us about a crazy Missouri regulation that required his business to have a landline phone. It cost him $1,500 a year. A small business shouldn’t…

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Governor Greitens Takes Action on Budget Bills, Tort Reform, and Announces Plan for Minimum Wage Bill

Today, Governor Eric Greitens signed several bills and announced his intentions on the standard statewide minimum wage bill. The Governor has signed House Bills 1-13, 17, and 18, the budget bills passed by the legislature to fund Missouri government for the next year. For the first time in a decade, the Foundation Formula is fully funded. Under Governor Greitens’ administration, funding for K-12 education has increased by more than $133 million. This budget includes $6…

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Governor Greitens Issues His First Veto

Today, Governor Eric Greitens vetoed a bill that would have asked Missouri taxpayers to pay for a new building for dancers and art students in Kansas City. The bill passed the Missouri Senate 28-4 and passed the House 117-39.   In a statement first posted to his Facebook page, the Governor said:   “Politicians are addicted to spending your money.   This year, they passed a bill that would put taxpayers on the hook for…

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Governor Greitens Announces Pro-Life Special Session

Today, Governor Eric Greitens announced his plan to call the legislature back for a special session to protect the lives of the innocent unborn and protect women’s health. The session will focus on protecting pregnancy resource centers and proposals for common-sense health and safety standards in abortion clinics.   Governor Greitens explained his announcement in a Facebook video, stating:   “I’m pro-life, and I believe that we need to defend life and promote a culture…

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Auditor Galloway announces fraud investigation into food assistance program

Audit to deploy new fraud detection measures in examination of state’s nutrition assistance program; Review underway by State Auditor’s data analytics team as part of Budget Integrity SeriesJEFFERSON CITY, Mo (April 6, 2017) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has announced the start of an audit of the Department of Social Services’ food assistance program, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. The review will be conducted by the newly-formed Data Analytics Technical Audit unit and…

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