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Roofers ask for Humphreys’ help in pushing legislation

Roofers ask for Humphreys’ help in pushing legislation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Roofing and Siding Contractors Alliance is asking for assistance in passing two pieces of legislation, but not from an individual legislator. Instead, the RSCA asked David Humphreys, Republican mega-donor extraordinaire, to endorse HB 425 and SB 216, bills which would require the registration of roofing contractors with the Department of

Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard

Richard’s consumer protection reform part of larger effort beyond Humphreys donation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, has faced widespread scrutiny, both within the Capitol and in media outlets around the state, for his sponsorship of SB 5. The legislation would institute large changes to the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act (MPA), which is designed to protect consumers from false or erroneous

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Schaaf calls on Governor Greitens to bring ethics reform as promised

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – His voicemail flooded, calls around the clock, and his personal cell phone number made public… it was not a good weekend for Sen. Rob Schaaf. But just days after being attacked on social media and on the Senate floor for his ethics, Schaaf has turned the tables, now calling out the man

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Ridesharing companies celebrate as Greitens signs Uber bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens signed his fourth piece of legislation since entering office in St. Charles Monday morning, instituting statewide regulations on transportation network companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft. In a statement Sunday, Greitens said the bill would help average Missourians make more money. “Our top priority is creating more jobs

Sen. Caleb Rowden on This Week in Missouri Politics

Rowden: ‘There are two paths forward’ for the Senate

ST. LOUIS – Sen. Caleb Rowden is the featured guest on Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, and he spent much of his time talking with host Scott Faughn about the drama in the Senate, including his own inquiry of Sen. Rob Schaaf, the man who ground the body to a halt just

Gov. Eric Greitens gives a brief statement moments before signing Sen. Dan Brown's right-to-work bill into law Feb 6, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of April 17

Gov. Eric Greitens had a relatively quiet week in Jefferson City, with the only major development being the fast action his administration took on responding to a subpoena from fellow statewide officeholder, State Auditor Nicole Galloway. On Wednesday, Galloway requested the Department of Revenue to turn over documents relating to their management of tax refunds.

State Treasurer Eric Schmitt testifies in support of right-to-work legislation Jan. 10, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/ THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Schmitt prepares to roll out MO ABLE program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Treasurer Eric Schmitt will roll out the Missouri Achieving a Better Life (MO ABLE) program Monday. The program will allow families and individuals with either physical or mental disabilities to set up designated savings accounts to pay for expenses related to their special needs. The savings accounts are used to help pay

Sen. Rob Schaaf announces he will no longer oppose Rep. Holly Rehder's PDMP bill April 4, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

This Week in the General Assembly: Week of April 17

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – This week in the Missouri legislature, the House perfected a number of bills this week and signed off on a few resolutions, while the Senate signed off on two House Bills, 51 and 34. The Senate appropriations committee was the thing everyone was watching for, as they continued their efforts to

Sen. Rob Schaaf presents his bill on prescription drug monitoring programs before the Senate Committee on Health and Pensions.

Greitens nonprofit attacks Schaaf, posts senator’s personal phone number online

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A nonprofit created explicitly to support the agenda of Gov. Eric Greitens attacked Sen. Rob Schaaf Thursday evening by tweeting his private, personal cell phone number and promoting the tweet. A New Missouri, Inc.’s Twitter account used a promoted tweet, classifying it as an ad, which means they weren’t technically “tweeted” but it

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