Here are the final two videos I shot from yesterday’s hearing of a commission tasked with redrawing state Senate districts.
The first features Sen. Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield, answering some questions from the panel, which is made up of five Democrats and five Republicans:
And here is more footage from Sen. Brian Nieves’ testimony. Nieves, R-Washington, presented three proposals to redraw the 26th Senatorial District:
I wasn’t able to make the House commission hearing, so I suggest you read Jo Mannies’ write-up at the St. Louis Beacon.
I sat in today on a public hearing for a committee tasked with drawing state Senate districts for the next decade. A number of state senators testified before the commission, thus I’ll be posting a few videos.The first video features Sen. Brian Nieves, R-Washington, testifying before the committee.
Finally, here’s another section of the Q&A of senators filibustering an extension of unemployment benefits from 79 weeks to 99 weeks.
In this part, the lawmakers took offense when a reporter asked whether the senators were “confident” that some beneficiaries of unemployment benefits should be back at work and were “gaming the system.”
Several Missouri senators filibustering legislation to extend unemployment benefits from 79 weeks to 99 weeks said they will stand down if Gov. Jay Nixon cuts $300 million of federal stimulus money in a reappropriations bill.
Here’s the first of a few videos I shot of the press conference.
It looks like James Harris touched a nerve.
The Republican political consultant sent out Tweets during a filibuster of legislation dealing with worker’s compensation. The source of Harris’ ire was Sen. Kevin Engler, R-Farmington:
No one should be surprised that Kevin #Engler joined MATA and is filibustering against workers comp reform (SB8). He loves MATA $$$.
He also sent out this Tweet as well:
I love you @tonymess but #Engler always sides w/ labor and MATA against Missouri jobs.
And this one too:
@mskstl Who needs democrat lawmakers when you have Sen. Kevin #Engler working against job creators and for liberal groups like #MATA.
As @tonymess noted, Engler didn’t take the Tweets very well.
At the end of the session, Engler inquired Sen. Brian Nieves - a lawmaker with a history of animosity against Harris. The audio of the exchange is above.
@jrosenbaum @JamesMNHarris email’s @PoliticMo: “No response”