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Voter ID draws stark partisan lines

Voter ID draws stark partisan lines

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Senators Will Kraus and Jamilah Nasheed both drew from simple populace views for their arguments for and against a voter ID law. Kraus, R-Jackson County, said 70 percent of Missourians want a voter ID law, especially since most citizens think they already have to show some form identification to vote. Nasheed,


Moon looking to impeach Nixon over special elections

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Rep. Mike Moon, R-Ash Grove, spent most of Monday meeting with fellow Republicans one-on-one looking for support for articles of impeachment he is hoping to file against Gov. Jay Nixon over Nixon’s delay in announcing special elections for 3 vacant House seats. Last week, Nixon announced an August election date to


Hummel, Zerr, honored by St. Louis Labor

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — St. Louis Democrat and Minority leader Jake Hummel and St. Charles Republican Anne Zerr received a leadership award from the St. Louis Building and Construction Trade Council this weekend, highlighting their support of the labor movement. At the Council’s annual dinner, Hummel and Zerr both received an award for supporting their


Jones to call on Justice Department to investigate Propane price hike

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka, is joining colleagues in both chambers in calling for action on the recent spike in propane prices in Missouri, where consumers have seen per-gallon prices triple over the course of a few weeks. The price spike has been attributed to a sudden shortage in available domestic

Press Release: Rep. Delus Johnson Announces State Senate Bid

ANDREW COUNTY, Mo. – State Rep. Delus Johnson hopes to make another move in his political career. The Andrew County Republican announced Monday that he plans to run for the Missouri State Senate. The 12th District seat is currently held by Brad Lager. The Savannah Republican is nearing the end of his term limit. Johnson

Press Release: Jefferson City Event for Auditor Tom Schweich on Feb 18

Top Republicans Hosting Schweich Event Host Committee Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder President Pro Tem Senator Tom Dempsey Speaker of the House Tim Jones Majority Leader Senator Ron Richard Majority Floor Leader Representative John Diehl Senator John Lamping Senator Kurt Schaefer Senator Eric Schmitt Senator Wayne Wallingford Representative Caleb Jones Representative Todd Richardson Invite you to


Special standing committee holds small business committee hearing

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – A special standing committee on national or international sales was held Wednesday in House hearing room seven.  Bill 1495 was the main talking point of the committee, which was originally proposed by Rep. Noel Torpey R- Kansas City. The official language included in the bill goes on to say it “Requires

Press Release: State Rep. Todd Richardson Files Constitutional Amendment to Provide Legislative Oversight of Governor’s Decisions to Withhold State Funding

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Rep. Todd Richardson says the governor’s actions in proposing the largest spending plan in state history while withholding more than $134 million from the current budget are further proof that the legislature must act to provide oversight of gubernatorial decisions to restrict funding. Today he filed a proposed constitutional amendment


Legislators react to Driskill’s appointment to State Board of Education

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – Earlier this month, Joe Driskill was appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon to head the state Board of Education. Driskill, although appointed, still needs to be approved by the state Senate through a vote. Driskill has experience working with legislators as a representative for southern Missouri for 10 years, Driskill also served