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Full Slate of House & Senate Committee Hearings Despite Short Work Week

The Missouri General Assembly is moving at an unprecedented pace for this time of year. Two and a half weeks into session, the House has already voted out four bills addressing ethics reform, and Senate committees met to work on a number of issues, including an expert witness bill, transportation tax, abortion and urban earning taxes.

Even with the day off on January 18, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, lawmakers had a full slate of committee hearings scheduled. On January 20, the House Civil & Criminal Proceedings Committee hears HB 1594, which clarifies that stealing from a financial institution is a Class B felony. Heartland Credit Union Association Advocacy (HCUA) staff was on hand during committee hearings to provide credit union input as needed.

Governor Jay Nixon gives his final State of the State Address on January 20, where he will outline his legislative and budget priorities for 2016. The address will be streamed live through the state’s web portal at www.MO.gov.

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