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Redmon set to run for SD 18 seat

Redmon set to run for SD 18 seat

Rep. Craig Redmon will officially run for the 18th Senate District Seat, even if he has not blared it from the rooftops quite yet. Redmon says the rollout of his coming Senate run so far has been quiet, but it should ramp up in the coming weeks. “By no means is it a secret, we

Rep. Randy Dunn gavels the chamber in his final day in the Missouri General Assembly May 12, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Tim Bommel/HOUSE COMMS)

Dunn to resign from office, pursue community development career

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Rep. Randy Dunn, D-Kansas City, officially announced Thursday he will resign his office effective May 31. “The decision to leave was certainly a bittersweet one and it was not an easy decision for me to make,” Dunn told The Missouri Times. “Despite serving in the superminority, I loved the work I

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Greitens calls special session next week to pass steel mill bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens called a special session of the legislature to convene next week over only one bill: Rep. Don Rone’s steel mill bill. The special session will begin Monday, May 22 at 4 p.m. In a statement, Greitens said the Missouri General Assembly had unfinished business after the regular session.

Gov. Eric Greitens signs right-to-work into law Feb. 6. 2017 (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Five topics that may prompt Greitens to call a special session

Gov. Eric Greitens hinted heavily at his end of session press conference that the Missouri General Assembly will come back for a special session. He gave the legislature an “incomplete” grade in answer to a question of how he would rate his own performance in his first legislative session as governor, and he uttered a

Rep. Don Rone speaks on the House floor May 11, 2017 (Photo Courtesy of Tim Bommel/HOUSE COMMS)

Rone seeking special session to attract smelter to Bootheel

PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. – In a final legislative week full of huge moments, perhaps no moment stood out quite like Rep. Don Rone’s emotional floor speech Thursday evening while he attached an amendment to SB 124. The amendment would give the Public Service Commission the ability to negotiate a lower electric rate for a company considering

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Senate’s final hours of session saw a PQ and budget win

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The final hours of the legislative session could be described as a chaotic and dysfunctional end to an abnormal session, as both parties utilized the extremes of the rules in a legislative session that saw extreme victories for Republicans on huge pieces of legislation and infighting that killed several smaller bills.

Speaker Todd Richardson addresses the media after the close of the 2017 session May 12. (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

House Republicans tout session-long successes as misfires underscore final day

House Democrats cite dysfunction for low number of bills Just moments after House Democrats scored two unexpected victories in the house, Speaker Todd Richardson emerged into the House Lounge with his caucus in tow to explain on the major policy changes the Republican supermajority has effected sine Jan. 4. “For nearly a decade, Missouri’s conservative majorities

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West Lake buyout bill dies in the House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal’s crusade to provide funding for the buyout of homes in Spanish Village came to an end on the final day of session as SB 22 died in the Senate on a 65-79 vote. After Rep. Mark Matthiesen failed to amend the bill to remove a provision of the

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