Missouri General Assembly Prepares to Convene

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On Wednesday, January 9th, the Missouri legislature will convene for the first session of the 100th General Assembly in Jefferson City.  There will be a lot of new faces as the session gets underway.  There will be 60 new members of the Missouri House, three of whom have previously served in the House or Senate.  In the Missouri Senate, there will be nine new members, five of whom previously served in the Missouri House.
 
The Senate will be led by Senator Dave Schatz (R-Sullivan), who will serve as President Pro-Tem, and Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) will serve as Majority Floor Leader.  On the House side, Representative Elijah Haahr (R-Springfield) will serve as Speaker, and Rob Vescovo (R-Arnold) will serve as Majority Floor Leader.
 
Governor Mike Parson will offer his state of the state address on Wednesday, January 16th in a joint session of the Missouri House and Senate.  During this address, he is expected to lay out his vision for the coming year, including presenting his proposed budget for FY 2020.  The Missouri Catholic Conference will be reporting on the session as it unfolds and will continue advocating for the common good. If you have not joined MOCAN (Missouri Catholic Advocacy Network), you can do so here.
 

 

January 8, 2019 - 8:01am
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