Editor’s note: This story is one in an ongoing special report by the Columbia Missourian following a piece of legislation through the state house. Stories are aggregated here.JEFFERSON CITY — At the end of the session, representatives on the floor of the House will toss their papers in the air in celebration.On the other side of the building in the Senate, the gavel will bang and the senators will quietly walk out.This difference is one of many between the House and Senate. Bills may move through the chambers in almost exactly the same way, but subtle differences set the two apart.“We have school groups come through (the Capitol), and one of their questions always is...’What’s the difference between the two houses?’ My answer always is ‘Think of the House as your school cafeteria and think of the Senate as your school library,’” said Sen. Wayne Wallingford. He was elected to the House in 2010 before becoming a senator in 2012. The … [Read more...] about Differences between the House and Senate go beyond the surface
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Skip to main Content Alaska News Alaska Life Politics Outdoor/Adventure Opinions Sports Nation/World Local Anchorage | Anchorage 36°F Anchorage: 36°F Subscribe Obituaries Customer Service E-edition Feedback Sponsored Content Real Estate Alaska Legislature Author: Nathaniel Herz About 200 people gathered at the Legislative Information Office to advocate for increased funding for schools in Anchorage on Friday. (Bob Hallinen / ADN) Buy This Photo About 200 people gathered at the Legislative Information Office to advocate for increased funding for schools in Anchorage on Friday. (Bob Hallinen / ADN) Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Share on Tumblr Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn Share on Google Plus Print article JUNEAU — The Alaska Legislature's end-of session talks have veered toward the state's public … [Read more...] about Alaska House and Senate propose competing boosts to schools funding. Can they agree?
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest $1.3B or $2B? House and Senate Republicans offer dueling tax cuts Senate Republicans offered a counter-proposal that would cut individual and corporate taxes by $2 billion over five years. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Brianne Pfannenstiel and William Petroski, The Des Moines Register Published 5:52 p.m. CT April 12, 2018 | Updated 6:14 p.m. CT April 12, 2018 CLOSE Representative Guy Vander Linden, R-Oskaloosa, discusses proposed tax legislation that would cut income taxes by about $1.7 billion over six years. … [Read more...] about $1.3B or $2B? House and Senate Republicans offer dueling tax cuts
April 11, 2018 By O. Kay Henderson After weeks of private negotiations, Republican legislators are still wrangling over the size and scope of a tax cut package. House Speaker Linda Upmeyer yesterday said discussions have been “productive,” but there’s no consensus among Republicans in the House and Senate over how large the tax cut should be. Upmeyer told reporters it takes time to evaluate how different options impact the bottom line. “Part of it is we do want to be technically correct, so that we’re doing what we think we’re doing because, as I’ve learned more this year than I’ve ever appreciated in the past, how complicated tax bills can become,” she said. Representative Guy Vander Linden, a Republican from Oskaloosa, is chairman of the House Ways and Means “tax writing” Committee. He said House Republicans are more concerned about what the state can afford, while Senate Republicans are … [Read more...] about House and Senate Republicans ‘much closer’ but not yet in agreement on tax cuts
David Shribman Published 12:02 a.m. ET April 5, 2018 Woodrow Wilson lost 60, Warren Harding 77. Harry Truman lost 54, Lyndon Johnson 47. Ronald Reagan lost 26, Bill Clinton 54. And Barack Obama? He lost 63. Incumbent presidents almost always watch their party lose substantial numbers of House seats in their first midterm congressional elections. The exceptions are rare — about as rare as FDR (gained nine in 1934) and George W. Bush (gained eight in 2002) being in the same sentence. So the question that lingers in every political discussion this year is a perplexing one: Will a president whose campaign broke every rule, and whose presidency breaks every rule, be able to break with tradition and hold the House and Senate, legislative chambers where he does not even command the full confidence and support of his own majority party? On the answer to that question rest the destiny of the president’s wall along the Mexican border, the Trump infrastructure initiative, the … [Read more...] about Column: Can Trump hold the House and Senate?