On Monday, Senate President Pro Tem Rob Mayer discussed the “complicated” confirmation process for Jason Hall. Hall - the former executive director of the Missouri Technology Corporation - was tapped to be the next director of the Department of Economic Development.
The above video is from a press conference of the Missouri’s Black Caucus expressing opposition to legislation altering workplace discrimination laws. The measure is currently being debated in both chambers of the General Assembly.
Finally, here’s a video of Senate President Pro Tem Rob Mayer, R-Dexter, answering a question about whether this session will focus more on incremental changes than bigger initiatives.
The video also features a question about whether “right to work” will have floor time in the Missouri Senate this year.
One of the biggest issue the legislature will face this year is how to deal with blowback from the Turner v. Clayton decision. That Supreme Court ruling stated that students in unaccredited schools could transfer to adjoining districts.
The decision is significant, as it could prompt thousands of students on both sides of state to move into suburban schools. In the above video, legislative leaders respond to questions about lawmakers will do in response to the situation.