Category Archives: STATE

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Voters Reminded to Bring ID to Polling Place for Tuesday Election

Written on March 29, 2018 at 12:41 pm, by

Voters are reminded that when they go to the polls on Tuesday, to remember their identification. Missouri’s new photo voter ID law (HB 1631), became effective on June 1, 2017, and outlines identification options for registered Missouri voters to use on Election Day at their polling location. The Missouri Secretary of State’s Office notes that […]

PSC to Hold Local Public Hearings In Hannibal, Kirksville In Liberty Utilities Natural Gas Rate Case

Written on March 22, 2018 at 8:54 am, by

The Missouri Public Service Commission will hold local public hearings in Hannibal and Kirksville on March 27, 2018 in a natural gas rate case filed by Liberty Utilities (Midstates Natural Gas) Corp. d/b/a Liberty Utilities. The local public hearing March 27 in Hannibal will be at Hannibal-LaGrange University, Partee Center-Page Dining Room, 2800 Palmyra Road. […]

Representative Redmon Report

Written on February 13, 2018 at 4:44 pm, by

Visitors This week, we had a special visit from some students of Northwest Missouri State University. They came down to Jefferson City in order to discuss the funding of higher education, and they shared stories about NWMSU that showed its success and efficiency. These students were as young as freshmen and as old as seniors, […]