Today at noon at the capitol in Jefferson City the Missouri General Assembly started the 2018 legislative session. Speaker Todd Richardson (r) addressed the House, at different points extolling the virtues of so-called “Right to Work” and praising a republican House member’s persistance in promoting anti-choice legislation. For the most part members in the Democratic minority sat on their hands during the address.
At one point someone in the media at the minority press conference took issue with Minority Floor Leader Gail McCann Beatty’s (D) characterization of the Speaker’s address as partisan. Seriously.
It is apparent that the legislative agendas of the majority and minority parties in the House don’t have much in common. Throw the republican controlled Senate and Governor Eric Greitens (r) into the mix and the prospects for progress look dim.
HB 1347: Well, isn’t that special? (December 1, 2017)
HJR 55: You just know Pastafarians are going to want a piece of the action… (December 2, 2017)
HB 1382: worship (December 2, 2017)
HB 1434: the point is moot (December 4, 2017)
HB 1474: once again, this time with feeling (December 6, 2017)
HB 1528: micromanagement (December 8, 2017)
HB 1586: thou shalt not kettle (December 11, 2017)
HB 1563: not a right wingnut gun bill (December 12, 2017)
SB 767: another regressive tax on people who don’t understand math (December 13, 2017)
HJR 62: be careful what you wish for (December 24, 2017)
HB 1771: one can only dream (December 28, 2017)
HB 1805: Do open public town halls count? (December 30, 2017)