“The Parson administration’s removal of an exhibit on LGBT history from the Missouri Capitol Museum was disappointing. That the governor lied about his reasons for doing so is indefensible. The statutory procedure the governor says wasn’t followed for approving exhibits does not exist. State law authorizes the Board of Public Buildings to allocate space to the museum but gives the board no power to determine the content of exhibits, and there is no evidence the board has ever done so. The governor had no justification for removing this exhibit and no excuse for not restoring it.”
During the latest regular legislative session the right wingnut controlled Missouri General Assembly failed to continue the legislation enabling the previously non-controversial Federal Reimbursement Allowance [FRA] program for Missouri.
There is a looming deadline for legislation to implement the program before it impacts Medicaid and forces cuts in other general revenue funded areas.
Governor Mike Parson (r) called a special session of the General Assembly in attempt to deal with the mess. The General Assembly is now in that special session.
John Rizzo (D) [2019 file photo].
Senator John Rizzo (D):
J O H N R I Z Z O @JohnJRizzo
The MO Senate has passed a 3yr FRA. This version has NO LANGUAGE banning birth control & NO LANGUAGE defunding providers. Good work by all involved, especially the Senate Women who removed the list of birth control from the final bill. 1:18 AM · Jun 26, 2021
Journal of the Senate
FIRST REGULAR SESSION
FIRST EXTRA SESSION
FOURTH DAY—SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 2021
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Senator Hough, Chairman of the Committee on Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight, submitted the following report:
Mr. President: Your Committee on Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight, to which was referred SS No. 3 for SB 1, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass.
THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS
SS No. 3 for SB 1, introduced by Senator Hegeman, entitled:
SENATE SUBSTITUTE NO. 3 FOR
SENATE BILL NO. 1
An Act to repeal sections 190.839, 198.439, 208.152, 208.437, 208.480, 338.550, and 633.401, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof seven new sections relating to MO HealthNet. Was taken up.
On motion of Senator Hegeman, SS No. 3 for SB 1 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:
Arthur Bean Beck Bernskoetter Brown Cierpiot Crawford
Eigel Eslinger Gannon Hegeman Hough Luetkemeyer May
Mosley O’Laughlin Razer Rehder Riddle Rizzo Roberts
Rowden Schatz Schupp Washington White Wieland Williams—28
Absent with leave—Senator Hoskins—1
The President declared the bill passed.
On motion of Senator Hegeman, title to the bill was agreed to.
Senator Hegeman moved that the vote by which the bill passed be reconsidered.
Senator Rowden moved that motion lay on the table, which motion prevailed.
The first page of the United States Constitution  – National Archives – detail
The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature.
No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.
Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons. The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct. The Number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at Least one Representative; and until such enumeration shall be made, the State of New Hampshire shall be entitledFederal to chuse three, Massachusetts eight, Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations one, Connecticut five, New-York six, New Jersey four, Pennsylvania eight, Delaware one, Maryland six, Virginia ten, North Carolina five, South Carolina five, and Georgia three.
“…Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons…”
Free Persons. Three fifths of all other Persons.
Denny Hoskins (r) [2017 file photo].
“Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.” – Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu (1689 – 1755)
Today in the legislative special session which is supposed to address the right wingnut controlled Missouri General Assembly failure in the regular session to continue the legislation enabling the previously non-controversial Federal Reimbursement Allowance [FRA] program for Missouri:
FIRST EXTRAORDINARY SESSION SENATE BILL NO. 5 [pdf]
101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY SENATOR HOSKINS.
2833S.01I ADRIANE D. CROUSE, Secretary
To amend chapter 160, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to public school
curriculum and instruction.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri, as follows:
1 Section A. Chapter 160, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto
2 one new section, to be known as section 160.2550, to read as
1 160.2550. 1. For the purposes of the provisions of
2 this section, “divisive concepts” shall mean concepts that:
3 (1) One race or sex is inherently superior to another
4 race or sex;
5 (2) The United States is fundamentally racist or
7 (3) An individual, by virtue of his or her race or
8 sex, is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether
9 consciously or unconsciously;
10 (4) An individual should be discriminated against or
11 receive adverse treatment solely or partly because of his or
12 her race or sex;
13 (5) Members of one race or sex cannot avoid treating
14 others differently with respect to race or sex;
15 (6) An individual’s moral character is necessarily
16 determined by his or her race or sex;
17 (7) An individual, by virtue of his or her race or
18 sex, bears responsibility for actions committed in the past
19 by other members of the same race or sex;
20 (8) Any individual should feel discomfort, guilt,
21 anguish, or any other form of psychological distress on
22 account of his or her race or sex;
23 (9) Meritocracy or traits such as a hard work ethic
24 are racist or sexist, or were created by a particular race
25 to oppress another race;
26 (10) Promote any form of race or sex stereotyping,
27 including ascribing character traits, values, moral and
28 ethical codes, privileges, status, or beliefs to a race,
29 sex, or an individual because of his or her race or sex; or
30 (11) Promote any form of race or sex scapegoating,
31 including assigning fault, blame, or conscious or
32 unconscious bias to one or more members of a race or sex and
33 including claims that, consciously or unconsciously, any
34 person is inherently racist, sexist, or inclined to oppress
35 others by virtue of their race or sex.
36 2. It shall be the policy of the state board of
37 education not to promote or allow divisive concepts in
38 public school curricula or instruction.
What a pandering ahistorical fool.
Uh, in 1787, at the founding of our nation and in our Constitution there were those who were not “free Persons” who were defined as 3/5 of a person. If that isn’t fundamentally racist, what is?
…For the poor it consists in sustaining and preserving the wealthy in their power and their laziness. The poor must work for this, in presence of the majestic quality of the law which prohibits the wealthy as well as the poor from sleeping under the bridges, from begging in the streets, and from stealing bread…
States in the Southeast and lower Great Plains have borne the brunt of the closure crisis. States experiencing the highest number of rural hospital closures since 2010 include Texas (20), Tennessee (12), Oklahoma (7), Georgia (7), Alabama (6) and Missouri (6). Our analysis shows that hospitals located in states that have not adopted Medicaid expansion have lower median operating margin and have a higher percentage of rural hospitals operating with a negative operating margin (see Figure 2). Of the eight states with the highest levels of closures since 2010, none are Medicaid expansion states.
Similarly, states with the highest number of ‘at risk’ facilities are Texas (36), Kansas (19), Missouri (15), Nebraska (14) and Mississippi (13). While Nebraska has seen only one rural hospital close since 2010, Missouri has lost six and Kansas and Mississippi have each lost five.
Denny Hoskins (r) [2017 file photo].
What the right wingnut controlled Missouri General Assembly spends its time on – an email update from Denny Hoskins (r):
District 21 Capitol Report, Week of 04-29-2021
Week of April 26, 2021
Fighting the Fight
This week one of the most anticipated bills of the 2021 legislative session came up for debate in the Senate chamber. The initial discussion on Senate Bill 39, the Second Amendment Preservation Act, went as might be expected. Proponents of the bill (which I am proudly one of) argued the measure is necessary to protect the rights of Missourians in the face of gun control proposals from the current administration in Washington, D.C. The bill would exempt Missouri from any federal laws that restrict the right to keep and bear arms in violation of the U.S. and Missouri Constitutions. Opponents of the bill held the floor with inquiries and amendments. This went on for several hours before the sponsor laid the bill on the informal calendar. I’m confident we’ll have another opportunity to pass SB 39 (or the House version) before the end of session on May 14. It won’t be easy, and I’m bracing for a hard-fought effort to overcome opposition if we’re going to get this through to the finish.
Also this week, the Senate debated my Senate Bill 98. A comprehensive package of legislation relating to gaming in Missouri, the bill is the result of five years of work and compromise. I have met with any and every party willing to come to the table to negotiate a regulatory framework for gaming in our state. Fellow legislators, regulators, concerned citizens and businesses of all sizes have consistently been willing to work with me in this endeavor.
I believe the measure I presented to the Senate this week would finally address the proliferation of illegal gaming machines across Missouri, while providing increased opportunities for the state’s residents to participate in games and place wagers in a legal, regulated gaming environment. The legislation would authorize a system of video lottery terminals, and bring sports bets out of the shadows. Together, these activities could provide more than $200 million in new revenue for education and veteran’s programs in our state.
I am disappointed the discussions surrounding SB 98 eventually reached an impasse on the Senate floor. However, I am not discouraged. I believe Missourians desire safe, legal and fair gaming opportunities and I am convinced our schools and veteran’s facilities could benefit greatly from these activities. I will continue to work with anyone willing to engage in honest, productive discussions about ending illegal gambling in our state and replacing it with regulated games that benefit all Missourians.
In other legislative action, my Senate Bill 152 received a “do pass” recommendation from the House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee. This bill brings Missouri’s 529 education savings program in line with federal 529 plans and also expands gifted education programs in local schools. I’m hopeful the full House will approve this bill, and we can get it sent to the governor’s desk.
Finally, the Senate approved its version of the state budget this week. Next week, the differences between the House and Senate appropriations bills will be sorted out by a conference committee, with members from both chambers. A final version of the Fiscal Year 2022 operating budget will need to be approved by the full General Assembly prior to 6 p.m. Friday, May 7. All eyes were on the Senate chamber Wednesday night to see whether we would appropriate money for Medicaid expansion. We did not. I joined with 19 other members of the Senate to vote to defeat Medicaid expansion. My vote to oppose the increase is consistent with the will of the voters of my district, as well as my promise to oppose Medicaid expansion that I made to voters in 2016 and 2020.
He seems excited for all that continuing human misery.
There are responses:
Another way to say that is we denied the people a Constitutional Right.
And you are excited by this? Direct opposition to Missouri voters? What happened to the guy canvassing my neighborhood who said he was excited to work for the Missouri people? This victory lap of disdain for Missouri voters is gross and unprofessional.
And you’re proud of that?
Republicans ignoring the will of the people. Seems like a great strategy. Keep it up.
Isn’t it amazing? Republicans across the nation are only concerned about the deficit & spending when it doesn’t support their programs to put more money in the wealthiest pockets.
The bottom line is they don’t care about the poor and the middle class.
Ignoring the will of the people is pretty on brand for #moleg
So much for Pro Life.
It’s weird, I thought this was passed by the voters. Also, is he bragging about this?
His ebullience would indicate this is so.
I can’t figure out what’s more important to him, “not expanding the welfare state” as he says or ignoring the democratic will of MO voters? I guess @BobOnderMO can answer that. He’s a Dr.
We can always count on Republicans to go against the will of the people. Glad you are so proud of that.
The cruelty is the point.
Alternative Dr Bob: “hooray for me, I’m a fucking prick!”
Could have just tweeted: “We completely ignored voters!”
See you in court
Shame on you. Shame.
So you violated the Missouri Constitution?
You’re a doctor who doesn’t want healthcare for the people in your state who overwhelmingly voted for it.
Yet, it was voted FOR by the citizens. So you are celebrating violating the will of Missourians because you don’t wanna.
You failed Missouri. We voted for it. You are going against the will of the people, saying we didn’t know what we voted for. The same people who elected you. We the people will have fun voting you out of office too.
You are a total disgrace.
Good job fucking over the kids and the poors, and the doctors like me trying to figure out how to care for all of them as they struggle without insurance. You @GOP assholes can fuck off.
Christmas Tree – a bill before the Missouri General Assembly utilized as a vehicle to pass legislation which has not progressed or might not otherwise progress in the legislative process by hanging that legislation in the form of an amendment, like a Christmas tree ornament, on the original bill. The process can and does escalate. There is a point when enough amendments have been added that the bill is generally described as “a Christmas Tree”.
Yesterday in the Missouri General Assembly:
HB 271 – Modifies provisions relating to expenditures of local governments
Available Senate Amendments
Amendment Status Date Offered
0195S.04F 4/27/2021 – Withdrawn 4/27/2021 – SS for SCS S offered (Crawford)–(0195S.04F)
0195S04.12S 4/27/2021 – Moot 4/27/2021 – SA 1 to SS for SCS S offered (Onder)–(0195S04.12S)
0195S04.13S 4/27/2021 – Moot 4/27/2021 – SA 1 to SA 1 to SS for SCS S offered & adopted (Rowden)–(0195S04.13S)
0195S04.10S 4/27/2021 – Moot 4/27/2021 – SA 2 to SS for SCS S offered & adopted (O’Laughlin)–(0195S04.10S)
0195S04.17S 4/27/2021 – Moot 4/27/2021 – SA 3 to SS for SCS S offered & adopted (Hegeman)–(0195S04.17S)
0195S04.06S 4/27/2021 – Moot 4/27/2021 – SA 4 to SS for SCS S offered & adopted (White)–(0195S04.06S)
0195S04.23S 4/27/2021 – Moot 4/27/2021 – SA 5 to SS for SCS S offered & adopted (Schatz)–(0195S04.23S)
0195S04.03S 4/27/2021 – Moot 4/27/2021 – SA 6 to SS for SCS S offered & adopted (Schupp)–(0195S04.03S)
0195S04.01S 4/27/2021 – Moot 4/27/2021 – SA 7 to SS for SCS S offered & adopted (Brattin)–(0195S04.01S)
0195S04.11S 4/27/2021 – Moot 4/27/2021 – SA 8 to SS for SCS S offered & adopted (Cierpiot)–(0195S04.11S)
0195S04.08S 4/27/2021 – Moot 4/27/2021 – SA 9 to SS for SCS S offered & adopted (Luetkemeyer)–(0195S04.08S)
0195S04.29S 4/27/2021 – Moot 4/27/2021 – SA 10 to SS for SCS S offered & adopted (May)–(0195S04.29S)
0195S04.25S 4/27/2021 – Moot 4/27/2021 – SA 11 to SS for SCS S offered & adopted (Roberts)–(0195S04.25S)
0195S04.27S 4/27/2021 – Moot 4/27/2021 – SA 12 to SS for SCS S offered (Moon)–(0195S04.27S)
0195S04.36S 4/27/2021 – Moot 4/27/2021 – SA 1 to SA 12 to SS for SCS S offered & adopted (Onder)–(0195S04.36S)
0195S04.28S 4/27/2021 – Moot 4/27/2021 – SA 13 to SS for SCS S offered & adopted (Brown)–(0195S04.28S)
0195S04.37S 4/27/2021 – Moot 4/27/2021 – SA 14 to SS for SCS S offered & adopted (Razer)–(0195S04.37S)
0195S04.22S 4/27/2021 – Moot 4/27/2021 – SA 15 to SS for SCS S offered & adopted (Bernskoetter)–(0195S04.22S)
0195S04.21S 4/27/2021 – Moot 4/27/2021 – SA 16 to SS for SCS S offered & adopted (Burlison)–(0195S04.21S)
0195S04.35S 4/27/2021 – Moot 4/27/2021 – SA 17 to SS for SCS S offered & adopted (Luetkemeyer)–(0195S04.35S)
0195S04.14S 4/27/2021 – Moot 4/27/2021 – SA 18 to SS for SCS S offered & adopted (Eigel)–(0195S04.14S)
0195S04.32S 4/27/2021 – Moot 4/27/2021 – SA 19 to SS for SCS S offered & adopted (Eigel)–(0195S04.32S)
0195S04.15S 4/27/2021 – Moot 4/27/2021 – SA 20 to SS for SCS S offered & adopted (Wieland)–(0195S04.15S)
0195S04.26S 4/27/2021 – Moot 4/27/2021 – SA 21 to SS for SCS S offered & adopted (Rowden)–(0195S04.26S)
0195S04.31S 4/27/2021 – Moot 4/27/2021 – SA 22 to SS for SCS S offered & adopted (Schatz)–(0195S04.31S)
0195S04.41S 4/27/2021 – Moot 4/27/2021 – SA 23 to SS for SCS S offered (May)–(0195S04.41S)
0195S04.43S 4/27/2021 – Moot 4/27/2021 – SA 1 to SA 23 to SS for SCS S offered & adopted (Riddle)–(0195S04.43S)
0195S04.42S 4/27/2021 – Moot 4/27/2021 – SA 24 to SS for SCS S offered & adopted (Luetkemeyer)–(0195S04.42S)
0195S04.20S 4/27/2021 – Moot 4/27/2021 – SA 25 to SS for SCS S offered & adopted (Wieland)–(0195S04.20S)
0195S04.39S 4/27/2021 – Moot 4/27/2021 – SA 26 to SS for SCS S offered & adopted (Hough)–(0195S04.39S)
0195S04.44S 4/27/2021 – Moot 4/27/2021 – SA 27 to SS for SCS S offered & adopted (Roberts)–(0195S04.44S)
0195S04.45S 4/27/2021 – Moot 4/27/2021 – SA 28 to SS for SCS S offered & adopted (Brattin)–(0195S04.45S)
0195S.06F 4/27/2021 – Adopted, as amended 4/27/2021 – SS#2 for SCS S offered (Crawford)–(0195S.06F)
0195S06.01S 4/27/2021 – Adopted 4/27/2021 – SA 1 to SS#2 for SCS S offered & adopted (Wieland)–(0195S06.01S)
As HB 271 now appears on the House side:
Establishes the “Missouri Local Government Expenditure Database”
Sponsor: Wiemann, John (103)
Proposed Effective Date: 8/28/2021
LR Number: 0195S.03C
Last Action: 04/27/2021 – Placed on Informal Calendar – SA1 to SA 1, SA 1 as amended, SA 2, SA 3, SA 4, SA 5, SA 6, SA 7, SA 8, SA 9, SA 10, SA 11, SA 1 to SA 12, SA 12 as amended, SA 13, SA 14, SA 15, SA 16, SA 17, SA 18, SA 19, SA 20, SA 21, SA 22, SA 1 to SA 23, SA 23 as amended, SA 24, SA 25, SA 26, SA 27 and SA 28, pending
Bill String: SCS HCS HB 271
Next House Hearing: Hearing not scheduled
Calendar: Bill currently not on a House calendar
If enough legislators have a vested interest in an ornament or two on the tree the likelihood of the bill passing, as amended, increases.
The original bill summary (as introduced):
HB 271 — LOCAL GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURE DATABASE
This bill establishes the “Missouri Local Government Expenditure Database”, to be maintained by the Office of Administration. For each fiscal year beginning after December 31, 2022, the database must include extensive information about a given municipality’s or county’s expenditures and the vendors to whom payments were made. The database must be accessible by the public without charge and have multiple ways to search and filter the information. A municipality or county may voluntarily participate in the database, or may be required to participate if a petition process used by its residents is used to require participation as specified in the bill. A link to the database on a municipal or county website is required.
The Office of Administration may stipulate a format for information and will provide a template for municipalities and counties to use in sending information. Other duties and responsibilities of the Office of Administration regarding the database are detailed in the bill. Financial reimbursement to municipalities and counties for costs associated with the database is authorized.
Senator Denny Hoskins, CPA @DLHoskins
Another record-breaking, sold out crowd at 2021 Saline County Republican Lincoln Days! Rural MO is fired up and they are excited the MO Senate passed a prohibition on requiring a MO COVID vaccine passport this week!
[….] 7:28 PM · Apr 1, 2021