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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.
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JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Karla May, D-St. Louis, announces she has pre-filed a red flag bill, calling it “Right to Life” legislation.
JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Karla May, D-St. Louis, issued the following statement relating to the shooting that occurred this morning at the Central Visual & Performing Arts High School in St. Louis
Last week, my fellow legislators and I returned to the State Capitol to convene the annual veto session and an extra legislative session called by the governor to address income tax cuts and various agricultural provisions.
As our community continues to deal with the aftermath of the devastating flooding from last month, I wanted to provide you with several resources available from state and federal agencies to help families affected by the flooding.
JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Karla May, D-St. Louis, invites educators, parents and concerned members of the community to participate in a public forum
Senator Karla May and Senate Colleagues Invite Educators and the Public to Discuss Childhood Literacy JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Karla May, D-St. Louis, invites
The Week of May 23, 2022
The 2022 legislative session came to an early close in the Missouri Senate on May 12. Despite ending a day early, the Senate managed to pass a number of important bills.
It was another week of late nights and long debates on the Senate floor.
Despite the shortened week due to the Easter Monday holiday, the Missouri Senate managed to work through a number of bills at a steady pace this week.
On April 7, history was made with the confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black woman to sit on the United States Supreme Court.
It was a relatively quiet and productive week in the Missouri Senate this past week, with the body passing numerous bills and resolutions.
Over the past weekend, I attended several events celebrating Women’s History Month, starting with my own Pioneering Black Women’s Day event.
On March 21, the Missouri Senate started the second half of the legislative session on a productive note, sending several pieces of legislation over to the Missouri House of Representatives for further consideration.
On March 8, the Senate began discussing Senate Bill 775. The legislation modifies provisions relating to sexual offenses and makes several changes to the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights.
This week, the Senate debated Senate Bill 678 and Senate Joint Resolution 38, which modify the funding requirements for the Kansas City Police Department.
The Senate began the week by observing President’s Day this week.
It’s still slow-goings in the Missouri Senate, as filibustering continues to take up time on the Senate floor.
As the General Assembly unthaws after last week’s snow storm, legislative action in the Missouri Senate has been frozen on a single topic – congressional redistricting.
The threat of a major winter storm across the state led the General Assembly to meet for a shortened week.
Congressional redistricting has begun to take center stage on the floor of the Missouri Senate.
This week, on Jan. 19, members of both the Missouri House of Representatives and Missouri Senate came together to hear the governor deliver his annual State of the State address.
This week, the Senate met for its first full week of the 2022 legislative session.
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