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Press Release: Gov. Nixon orders flags to half-staff to honor the passing of State Rep. Randy Pike

September 22, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Contact:           Scott Holste, (573) 751-0290 Scott.Holste@mo.gov Channing Ansley, (573) 751-0290 Channing.Ansley@mo.gov   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 22, 2014   Gov. Nixon orders flags to half-staff to honor the passing of State Rep. Randy Pike   JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today issued the following statement on the passing of […]

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Rep. Randy Pike (R-Adrian) dies

September 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

ADRIAN, Mo. — Freshman Republican Rep. Randy Pike, 60, who represented all of Vernon and most of Bates Counties, has died. Pike is the second representative the 97th General Assembly has lost. Pike was formerly the Bates County Northern Commissioner for 12 years before being elected to the state legislature. […]

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Grow Missouri blimp tool for outreach

September 19, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Grow Missouri has tapped an interesting and old-fashioned method for getting their message out there. The conservative, Rex Sinquefield-funded group is renting a blimp through mid-November to accompany the 100 Great Ideas for Missouri initiative. The blimp, expected to land in Jefferson City late this afternoon, […]

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Centennial events start to take shape for MSCC

September 18, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

This is part of a series on the Missouri State Capitol Commission and their endeavors to repair, renovate, and restore the Missouri State Capitol.   JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In the last hours of veto session, HB 1359 failed to reach the senate floor after senate action halted following the abortion waiting period PQ. […]

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Water damage plagues Capitol amidst continued withholdings

September 17, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

This is the first in a series on the Capitol Commission and their endeavors to repair, renovate, and restore the Missouri State Capitol.  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After a successful fundraiser to kick-start the restoration of Capitol art, the Missouri State Capitol Commission (MSCC) is planning for future centennial building celebrations and renovations. With the building […]

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Mike Louis, Rep. Hummel elected to AFL-CIO posts

September 15, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Saint Louis, Mo. — Rep. Jacob Hummel, a St. Louis Democrat and the Missouri House Minority Leader, was elected to the post of Secretary-Treasurer of the Missouri AFL-CIO today following the election of his predecessor, Mike Louis, to the post of president. Monday morning delegates of the Missouri AFL-CIO unanimously […]

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What’s next for Tim Jones?

September 12, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Tim Jones has likely presided over his last House session, barring Gov. Jay Nixon calling a special session between now and January. His time on the dais is over, begging the question, what’s next for Tim Jones? Jones indicated early on during his time as Speaker […]

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Veto Session Winners and Losers

September 12, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Winners Legislative Authority. While practically it makes sense for the Governor to withhold the money included in his veto overrides, it still asserted the legislature’s position against the Governor in the budgeting process, and may lead to future assertions of legislative authority such as Sen. Dixon and Rep. Haahr’s bill […]

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Habbas to join Tilley’s Strategic Capital Consulting Firm

September 09, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After several sessions of lobbying for the state’s firefighters council, Mark Habbas will be joining Steve Tilley’s Strategic Capital Consulting Firm. Habbas has represented the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters since 2008. In his new capacity, he will continue to represent the firefighters in the […]

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