Monday, July 23, 2012
Governor Jay Nixon's decision to veto legislation backed by the Catholic Church has spurred talk of a potential override attempt in September.
Despite a Republican majority in both the Missouri General Assembly and the State Senate, influential Democrats say they believe Governor Jay Nixon's veto of Senate Bill 749 would survive a potential override attempt in September. That's one of several findings of the inaugural Blue Arch survey conducted by Missouri Patch sites. More than 50 influential Democrats, primarily from the St. Louis area, but not exclusively, were asked using an automated survey tool what they thought about a variety of questions tied to the Governor's action on the bill, which would in part, allow health care providers, and health care sponsors, among others to decline or refuse "coverage for, abortion, contraception, or sterilization in a health plan if such …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Creve Coeur area State Senator Jane Cunningham was hospitalized overnight in Jefferson City after feeling light-headed Wednesday at the state capitol.
Missouri State Senator Jane Cunningham (R-Chesterfield) should be back at the State Capitol following a brief hospitalization overnight Wednesday. Senator Cunningham's Chief of Staff, Kit Crancer told Patch Thursday morning that "the Senator is doing well and will be released later today." According to the Twitter account for the Missouri State Senate, members in the chamber were updated on her health this morning and learned that she would return to the Capitol Thursday. Cunningham, who is not running for re-election after state legislative redistricting essentially left her without a race to run, became light headed Wednesday during debate on an education bill. The legislative session ends at 5 p.m. Friday.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The Creve Coeur-area State Senator was reportedly feeling light-headed Wednesday
The Associated Press is reporting that State Senator Jane Cunningham, (R-Chesterfield) was taken by her Chief of Staff to a Jefferson City hospital Wednesday after feeling light-headed during a debate on education. Her Chief of Staff, Kit Crancer, told Patch late Wednesday that Cunningham had been admitted to Saint Mary's Hospital. "I expect that she'll be fine," he said via email. The state legislative session ends Friday. Sign up for the Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.
Monday, October 17, 2011
State Senate to decide Monday on conference committee fate for economic development bill.
Members of the Missouri State Senate will be back at work Monday, with the clock ticking down on time left in the special session called by Governor Nixon. Lawmakers have until November 6 before the session expires, by statute. Monday afternoon, the State Senate will gavel into session to consider the fate of Missouri's Presidential primary. As the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported, once a House bill to move the primary to March stalled in the Senate, the state GOP decided to move to a caucus system to protect Missouri's number of delegates. Senators will also vote on wether to send economic development legislation, which includes the so-called "Aerotropolis" China Hub bill to a conference committee to resolve differences with the House …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Wednesday Update: The bill passes the State Senate Senate. The House could take it up Thursday.
- Ryan Krull
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
UPDATED: 1:00 p.m. Wednesday - The office of Sen. Jane Cunningham, (R-Chesterfield), told Patch Senate Bill 1 had its third reading Wednesday in the Missouri Senate and was voted on and passed 33-0. The bill is now headed to the House of Representatives. Original Story: Last month Creve Coeur Patch reported on the controversy and confusion surrounding Senate Bill 54, also known as the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act. It is sponsored by former Ladue school board member and Missouri State Senator Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield, and designed to protect students. According to the law, a teacher cannot send an email, text message, or have any private interaction with a student, unless both school administrators and the student’s parents have…
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Lawmaker representing Creve Coeur outlines his priorities for the session.
For John Lamping, some parts of life as a state senator representing Creve Coeur and other parts of St. Louis County have a lot in common with the job he has held in the financial services world. The topic up for discussion changes throughout the day, sometimes every 20 minutes or so, depending on the hearing, the debate, or the vote. Lamping, sworn in last month, spoke with Creve Coeur Patch recently for the first time since he was elected to the seat in November, by a margin so close there was a recount. Lamping said after his advisors told him they didn't expect the final outcome to change, he went to work immediately after the election, assembling a staff, voting in Senate leadership elections and selecting office space, even though …