Tag: Missouri Senate

ASUM pushes for confirmation of curators’ student representative

Incoming ASUM Executive Director Steven Chaffin: “We’re undergoing the process of selecting a new UM System president, and we’re seeing that students aren’t going to stand to not have their voices heard at the administrative level.”

Senate proposes funding increase to UM System

The proposed bill differs from a previous House budget, which would have cut MU funding significantly.

Nearly 40-hour filibuster not enough: Anti-LGBTQ legislation going to Missouri House floor

Missouri citizens will vote on the proposed amendment in an upcoming election if it passes through the House.

Curator appointments can’t wait

Missouri legislature must move past partisan motives and approve new curator selections.

Suicide prevention at top of Senator Nasheed’s desk

Senate Bill 627 aims to curb suicide on campuses in Missouri.

Missouri lawmakers react to Wolfe’s, Loftin’s resignation

Following the resignations of former UM System President Tim Wolfe and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin, several Missouri lawmakers issued statements of support.

With the passing of a new bill, students can hold protests all throughout campus

The passing of the Campus Free Expression Act makes Missouri only the second state in the country to protect students First Amendment rights in this manner.

Protection a possibility for sexual abuse victims in Missouri

“This bill is important because it leaves no doubt in the law that sexual abuse is included when courts are making judgements in abuse cases,” Rep. Marsha Haefner, R-St. Louis, said. “I know it sounds a bit redundant but many felt there was a need to furt

Minimum wage laws in hands of city governments after after Gov. Nixon’s recent veto

Minimum wage increases at a local level could be possible throughout Missouri.

The city and statewide efforts to lessen the gender pay gap are notable steps in the right direction.

Senate bill 144 and city wage changes have been a huge steps in the right direction - but there’s still work to do.

Bill hopes to address gender pay gap

The bill, sponsored by State Rep. Stephen Webber, D-Columbia, would create guidelines to ensure equal pay.

Permanent daylight saving possible for Missouri

A state representative proposed a referendum to amend the Missouri Constitution.

Parson, Pfeffer win 2014 Geyer Award

The award celebrates advocacy for and contributions to MU.

Nixon appoints two new members to Board of Curators

The new appointees will replace two members who retired at the Dec. 12 meeting.

Controversial abortion, open-carry bills among Statehouse veto overrides

Nixon vetoed a record-breaking 33 bills, but the state General Assembly overrode 11

State NAACP chapter pushes to abolish death penalty in Missouri

Several other organizations are also pushing to remove the death penalty.

McCaskill backs bill to lower student loans

McCaskill has backed a fully paid for bill to lower loan interest rates.

Legislation could reduce Missouri revenue, increase sales tax for transportation funding

Gov. Jay Nixon expressed concern for bills that could reduce Missouri funding.

HB 2122 would encourage donations to Missouri public colleges

House Bill 2122 would match donations to university scholarship funds with state funding.

Capitol wrap-up: Week of April 13