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Legislative tracking service keeps subscribers updated through marathon filibuster

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The motto of the United States Postal Service is “we deliver in rain, sleet or snow,” so the motto of legislative tracking service GovWatch should be “we monitor legislation in daylight, darkness and filibuster.”

This week, GovWatch was put to the test during a historic filibuster on the Senate floor lasting nearly 40 hours, beginning Monday afternoon and finally ending early in the morning hours of Wednesday. SJR 39, sponsored by Sen. Bob Onder, was filibustered by the Senate Democrats, causing a marathon day(s) for the GovWatch team.

GovWatch is a legislative tracking service where subscribers can choose to track certain bills and legislation and also find out committee information. Because of the filibuster, several hearings were cancelled in the middle of the night, and the GovWatch team was awake, keeping the subscribers updated if their 8 am committee hearing was cancelled at 2 a.m.

“A lot of the committee hearings were cancelled in in the middle of the night when people were in bed,” said Chris Till, director of Missouri Legislative Services. “But we were here monitoring it and keeping everyone updated.”

In addition to monitoring SJR 39, GovWatch monitors all legislative actions that happen in the Missouri General Assembly, keeping subscribers up to date at all times.

For more information about this service, please visit www.govwatch.net or contact Chris Till at ctill@govwatch.com or by phone at 573.634.3511.


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