Kendrick Begins A New Chapter in the Missouri House

Kip Swearing-In Ceremony 2015

Rep. Kip Kendrick was sworn in as Columbia’s Kip-Swearing In-sm45th District Representative in the House Chamber on January 7, 2015, replacing long-time Boone County Representative Chris Kelly.


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Rep. Kip Kendrick pushes for telehealth services in schools

Few schools in Missouri are capable of giving students direct access to health care specialists for treatment of conditions like diabetes and asthma. Rep. Kip Kendrick, D-Columbia, believes this is a problem that needs a low-cost solution. The freshman lawmaker filed House Bill 340 on Jan. 5 to provide students in Missouri schools the opportunity […]


Jan 29, 2015 – Weekly Capitol Update

SPEAKER BANS ‘COUNTRY CLUB’ COMMITTEE HEARINGS One day after embarrassing television footage aired of Republican lawmakers schmoozing with lobbyists at the Jefferson City Country Club at what officially was a public hearing of the House Telecommunications Committee, House Speaker John Diehl on Jan. 28 instituted an immediate ban on committees meeting outside of the Capitol. […]


Kendrick Addresses MO Telehealth Summit

On January 27, Rep. Kendrick addressed 150 health professionals at the Missouri Telehealth Summit in Jefferson City regarding the importance of HB 340 to the telehealth community.  He also participated in a panel discussion with Rep. Keith Frederick and Dr. Wayne Cooper regarding pending legislation affecting telehealth in Missouri. The keynote speaker, Dr. Sanjeev Arora […]


Kendrick Participates in MU Legislative Forum

The University of Missouri Alumni Association held its thirteenth annual Legislative Forum on January 22.  Participating in the event were all five Boone County state representatives. You can see Rep. Kendrick’s address to the standing room only group on the link below, including a summary of his legislation, HB340, just filed.


MO State Employees–Lowest Paid in U.S.

* Missouri pays its 77,797 state employees an average salary of $3,549, the lowest in the nation. • A corrections officer in Rhode Island made an average of $6,650 a month, while a corrections officer in Missouri took home just $2,596 per month • Public health employees made $6,338 in Washington State and just $3,059 […]


Jan 22, 2015 – Weekly Capitol Update

NIXON PROPOSES $26.13 BILLION STATE OPERATING BUDGET During his annual State of the State address on Jan. 21, Gov. Jay Nixon said numerous reforms are needed to address racial and economic injustice in response to the civil unrest that followed last summer’s fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer in […]


Jan 15, 2015 – Weekly Capitol Update

MoDOT SAYS IT WON’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY FOR ALL ROADS Missouri Department of Transportation officials say that starting in 2017 road construction funding will drop to about $325 million a year, substantially less than the $485 million annually required just to maintain the 34,000-mile state highway system. As a result, MoDOT plans focus its remaining […]