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PDMP headed to conference after all

PDMP headed to conference after all

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Holly Rehder’s prescription drug monitoring plan continues to whiplash in the House, as the sponsoring representative moved Thursday to again refuse the Senate position on the bill. The House first rejected the Senate’s position on HB 90 April 18 after a heavily amended version came back from the Senate that

House Committee on General Laws hears eight bills on ethics reform on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017

House Democrats look to hold Greitens accountable with ethics bills

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Democrats are looking to hold Gov. Eric Greitens accountable on his repeated promises to “drain the swamp” and rid Missouri of “politics as usual.” The minority party filed six bills that appeared before the House General Laws Committee Tuesday night, aimed at addressing issues of corruption in the state government.


Senate Democratic Caucus puts forward 2017 legislative priorities

Good jobs, good schools, and safe communities for all Missourians top Democratic agenda JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Senate Democratic Caucus today put forward their legislative priorities for the 2017 Legislative Session. This comprehensive set of bills will help to ensure good schools, good jobs, and safe communities for all Missourians. “I’m proud to


Martin looks to transition into elected office in run for alderman

ST. LOUIS – Sarah Wood Martin, a background operator in the Missouri Democratic political scene for years, has decided to step out into the open by launching her own bid for public office. Martin announced her candidacy for alderman of St. Louis’ 11th Ward Jan. 6. “After this last election, the November election, I felt


Collateral source, expert witness standard bills heard in special committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Two of the most impact tort reform bills of this legislative session got hearings in the House Special Committee on Litigation Reform Tuesday afternoon. Rep. Joe Don McGaugh and Rep. Kevin Corlew presented their respective legislation on the collateral source rule change and the adoption of the Daubert expert witness standard.

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Despite pressure, Missouri electors cast their votes for Trump

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s 10 electoral college votes officially belong to President-elect Donald Trump. The state’s GOP delegates unanimously cast their votes in the Capitol on Monday afternoon, while dozens of protesters outside urged them to vote for anyone but Trump. The billionaire real estate tycoon won Missouri handily with a 19-point victory over Clinton back

Eric Greitens announcing his candidacy for Governor.

Right-to-work opponents look to ban legislation as Republicans push forward

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following a Republican surge in the November general election, the conservative base is primed to deliver on a promise they’ve made for some time now: Missouri will be the next right-to-work state. Right-to-work has been at the very forefront of Republican priorities for years, but with Gov. Jay Nixon vetoing any

Eric Greitens protest

Greitens press conference held as Democrats hold ‘welcome back’ reception

JEFFERSON CITY – While the three longtime Republican candidates for governor were taping a debate in St. Louis Friday morning, Eric Greitens was holding a press conference in front of the Missouri Democratic party headquarters attacking the party. The Democratic party responded by welcoming the former Democrat back. Democrats held signs outside of their headquarters


Senate Democrats filibuster paycheck protection to no avail

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – “With all due respect, this is some bullsh*t.” To a gunshot of a gavel bang and several moans of displeasure, Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, was harshly reprimanded Tuesday night for breaking decorum in the first of many hours of debate over a “paycheck protection” bill carried by Sen. Dan Brown, R-Solo. The


January 2016 Tip Sheet: Statewide Races

US SENATE REPUBLICANS Senator Roy Blunt Senator Blunt’s campaign has remained focused on his broad-based strategy that makes him a tough opponent in any general election. He seems to have avoided a primary competitor which will allow him to kick his general election campaign into high gear coming out of filing. He will have the