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June 16, 20142014 MPA Roundup
2014 MPA Legislative Roundup
May 22, 2014
The 2014 session of the Missouri General Assembly closed at 6 p.m. Friday, May 16.
For the most part, Missouri Press Association fared well. A disappointment included little movement on strengthening the Missouri Sunshine Law, although Sen. Kurt Schaefer (R-Columbia) filed Senate Bill 843, which was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee. There was no action on the bill either on the floor of the Senate or in the House of Representatives.
There were a few brushes where defense by MPA came into play with bills attempting to limit public notices in newspapers.
Thanks to those publishers who contacted their legislators on various issues. It is most important for MPA publishers to stay in touch with their senators and representatives on issues that are vital to the newspaper industry.
Legislators will return again to Jefferson City for their annual Veto Session in September, although the vetoed bill getting the most attention (and being overridden by the Senate and the House in early May) was Senate Bill 509, the income tax cut bill. Governor Nixon's veto of SB 509 was overridden by votes in the Senate, 23-8, and in the House, 109-46.
MPA staff and its lobbying team monitored ... continued
November 30, 2012Capitol Reports, November 30, 2012MPANewsBook: Statehouse News for MPA Members
November 16, 2012Capitol Reports, November 16, 2012MPANewsBook: Statehouse News for MPA Members
November 16, 2012Legislative Committee minutes, November 16, 2012
Monday July 28th
Thursday July 24th
Do you understand the Campaign Finance Disclosure Law? Check out this Missouri Ethics Commission brochure, which outlines the laws regulating political advertising disclaimers. Link
Tuesday July 22nd
Have you seen the agenda for the Missouri Press Association Convention? It will take place September 25-27 in Columbia, Mo. We can't wait to see you there! Link