Category Archives: STATE

DED Releases February 2016 Jobs Report

Written on March 15, 2016 at 11:57 pm, by

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri’s unemployment rate for February was 4.2 percent, while payroll employment grew by 9,400 jobs, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the Missouri Department of Economic Development. This follows a revised unemployment rate for January from 4.3 percent to 4.2 percent. The last time the state’s unemployment rate was lower […]

Judge DeMarce, Fellow Supreme Court Work Group Members Issue Report on Municipal Court Reform

Written on March 8, 2016 at 3:30 pm, by

A report on the statewide review of Missouri’s municipal courts appears to point the finger back to St. Louis, where the call for reform originated following the Ferguson riots that stemmed from the shooting death of Michael Brown in August of 2014. “The evidence we have received to date suggests that the most serious concerns, […]

Redmon Report

Written on March 1, 2016 at 4:32 pm, by

Greetings from the capitol, This has been another hectic week at the capitol. We made solid progress on moving our bills through the House. We were glad to have the Truman State and Kirksville Day at the Capitol on Tuesday. Scores of students and faculty came down to visit their home town representatives, including University […]

Redmon Report

Written on February 23, 2016 at 5:26 pm, by

I Need Your Thoughts on the Bills Below, Have Your Voice Heard Greetings from the capitol, This was another very busy week. In this report you will read about some interesting events that happened at the capitol, bills we are discussing and voting on in some of the committees I belong to, and bills that […]

Redmon Report

Written on February 9, 2016 at 12:29 pm, by

Hello Everybody, This has been our busiest week yet at the Capitol. All this week the Joint Select Committee on the Budget has heard appropriation requests from the Departments of Public Safety, Corrections, Agriculture, Natural Resources, Conservation, Higher Education, Elementary and Secondary Education, and Social Services. Members will continue reviewing budget proposals and begin the […]

Redmon Report

Written on February 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm, by

Hello Everybody, It has been another busy week at the Capitol. On Monday my “Move Over Bill” was heard for the first time in committee. This bill will require traffic to move a lane over from maintenance workers as a safety precaution to protect both drivers and workers. On Tuesday afternoon my “Show Me Rural […]

Redmon Report

Written on January 26, 2016 at 9:40 am, by

Hello Everybody, Another week has come to a close at the Capitol. The Appropriations  Committee for the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Conservation, and the Department of Natural Resources, of which I am the chair of, met this week with the department directors and personnel to discuss the issues our state is currently facing […]

Redmon Report

Written on January 12, 2016 at 8:42 pm, by

Hello Everyone! This has been an exciting first week of session. Already I have met with Missouri Corn Growers Association, Soybean Growers Association, and Cattlemen’s Association here in the Capitol to build support for my “Show Me Rural Jobs Act” to help spur small business investment in rural Missouri. In the last 12 years only […]

Republican Lawmakers Call for the Immediate Termination of Melissa Click

Written on January 7, 2016 at 11:52 am, by

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – More than 100 Republican House members and 18 members of the Senate Majority Caucus signed on to letters submitted to the MU Board of Curators today calling for the immediate firing of Assistant Professor Melissa Click. Lawmakers joined together to admonish Click for her role in assaulting and suppressing the First […]

Representative Redmon Honored By Electric Co-Ops With Legislative Leadership Award

Written on January 5, 2016 at 4:14 pm, by

The Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives honored Rep. Craig Redmon with its Legislative Leadership Award during the annual meeting of the association October 8th in Branson. This select award recognizes legislators who have shown consistent leadership and support on issues affecting the electric cooperatives, the 650,000 electric cooperative member-owners and rural communities across Missouri. “It’s […]