Archive | May, 2016

Capitol Connection: End of Session 2016

Lawmakers Conclude 2016 Session: Lawmakers wrapped up the 2016 legislative session at 6:00 p.m. last Friday, closing out a year marked by a focus on partisan, election-year issues and a renewed interest in ethics reform. Although three bills did pass addressing ethics and lobbying, major initiatives reforming campaign contributions and banning gifts to legislators did […]

for the week ending May 27, 2016

Summer Conference Registration Opens:  Registration is now open for the 2016 MTIA Summer Conference.  Our annual gathering brings together telecom professionals from around the state for four days of networking, discussion and business planning, all set in Branson, Missouri – one of America’s most family-friendly summer destinations. Links to the complete conference agenda, registration forms, […]

for the week ending May 20, 2016

Lawmakers Conclude 2016 Session:  Lawmakers wrapped up the 2016 legislative session at 6:00 p.m. last Friday, closing out a year marked by a focus on partisan, election-year issues and a renewed interest in ethics reform.  Although three bills did pass addressing ethics and lobbying, major initiatives reforming campaign contributions and banning gifts to legislators did […]

for the week ending May 13, 2016

Legislature Poised to Adjourn:  State lawmakers have begun the final few hours of the 2016 legislative session, with a slate of contentious topics still queued up for debate and possible action before mandatory adjournment at 6:00 p.m. today.  We’ll include a detailed summary of this year’s winners and losers in the May 20 edition of […]

for the week ending April 29, 2016

Telecom Issues Pending in Last Weeks: As the fourth month of the legislative session concludes, focus shifts to the all-important final two weeks of floor work before mandatory adjournment on Friday, May 13.  With just nine legislative days remaining on the calendar, at least four major telecom issues are pending for final action.  In the […]