Category Archives: STATE

State Fire Marshal Urges Caution With Fireworks As July Fourth Holiday Approaches  

Written on June 28, 2018 at 9:04 am, by

JEFFERSON CITY – Ask Missourians for examples of potentially dangers fireworks and sparklers would not rank high on the list. But sparklers – which burn at over 1,200 degrees and are often handled by children – are one of the leading causes of fireworks injuries and are strong reminder of the dangers consumer fireworks can […]

Treasurer Schmitt: State Investments In Missouri Small Businesses And Agricultural Operations On The Rise

Written on June 28, 2018 at 9:03 am, by

 State Treasurer Eric Schmitt today announced he has approved over $41 million of new investments in Missouri-based small businesses and agricultural operations since launching his Missouri FIRST initiative in March. In the same time frame, over 70 new Missouri FIRST applications have been approved and eight new banks have applied to become participating lenders in […]

State Treasurer Launches Annual Effort to Find Owners of $1 Billion Worth of Unclaimed Property in Missouri 

Written on June 21, 2018 at 10:52 am, by

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Starting this week, the names of more than 100,000 Missourians who have Unclaimed Property will be listed in over 100 publications across the state of Missouri. State Treasurer Eric Schmitt today announced the start of this annual effort to reconnect Missourians with their Unclaimed Property, which gets turned over to his office […]

Redmon Report – 5-14-18

Written on May 15, 2018 at 4:45 pm, by

Budget This week was a huge week in the budget process. After the Senate and the House budget committees met in a conference committee, the budget was taken to the floor of both chambers and finally passed and truly agreed upon, meaning the budget is almost finished. The conference committee for the budget met on […]

Redmon Report

Written on May 8, 2018 at 2:05 pm, by

Legislation This week I made a lot of progress on many of my bills. At this stage in the process, it is difficult to pass bills with only two weeks left in the session, and so we began putting our bills on as amendments to other bills in order to get them passed. This week […]

Members of House Leadership Call for Resignation of Governor Eric Greitens 

Written on April 26, 2018 at 8:59 am, by

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Speaker Todd Richardson, House Speaker Pro Tem Elijah Haahr, and House Majority Floor Leader Rob Vescovo issued the following statement calling for Gov. Eric Greitens to resign from office: “At the outset of this process, we said the governor needed to be forthright and accountable for his actions. After thoughtful consideration of […]

Redmon Report

Written on April 26, 2018 at 8:35 am, by

Legislation This week my legislation made a lot of progress. My survivor benefits bill (HB 2360) was perfected in the House. This means that representatives got the chance to offer amendments, and one amendment was offered and accepted. This amendment would make the pay for air ambulance pilots comparable to other EMT jobs. Now that […]

State Rep Offers Legislation to Ease the Tax Burden on Senior Citizens 

Written on April 10, 2018 at 5:45 pm, by

State Representative Bill Kid introduced HB 1362 that offers a gradually increasing tax credit for senior homeowners in an effort to boost home ownership and reduce taxes for senior citizens. “I’m shocked that some of my constituents are paying more in property taxes than they are for their house payments,” said Kidd, R-Independence. “Offering seniors […]

Redmon Report

Written on April 10, 2018 at 1:41 pm, by

House Legislation This week, the legislature discussed many bills. The biggest one was a tax reform bill, which has four main pillars—an income tax cut, a business tax cut, a funding mechanism for the state’s road fund, and a variety of fiscally responsible revenue generators. This bill would reduce the state’s highest personal income tax […]

Redmon Report

Written on April 3, 2018 at 6:08 pm, by

Crafting the Budget This week in the budget process we finally took the budget to the House floor in order to be debated by all Representatives. The session where we debated the budget lasted late into the night, but it was an important and necessary step to ensuring that our government has a good budget […]