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Sen. Rob Schaaf filibusters PDMP legislation. May 12, 2016

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Senators sound off as special session begins

Senators sound off as special session begins

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the Senate convened Thursday morning, senators sounded off in what could be compared to an airing of grievances. Several senators spoke about their concerns with the legislation sent to them by the House Wednesday, others spoke about potential ethical lapses by the Gov. Eric Greitens’ nonprofit, A New Missouri Inc.,

Gov. Eric Greitens in the Missouri Senate.

Curious comments from Greitens on campaign finance disclosures spark ire of Senate Dems

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Less than a month after Gov. Eric Greitens’ campaign admitted to the Missouri Ethics Commission that he failed to report a fundraising list, the governor seemed to question Missouri’s practice of disclosing donors to the commission. On Mark Reardon’s May 22 show, the KMOX host spoke with the governor on his

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)

Greitens: ‘Round two is sooner than you think’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the legislative session came to close Friday evening, Gov. Eric Greitens skirted around the question of whether there would be a special session, whether for PDMP or southeast Missouri job growth, but the former boxer did have words for Missouri’s legislators: “We’ve finished the first round of a 10-round fight

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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Silvey talks Senate dysfunction, ethics and Kansas City sports

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Ryan Silvey has been a polarizing figure in the Missouri Senate for more than four years, and over the past few days, his comments on a variety of issues have served only as more fuel to an already hot fire. The Senate has literally stalled for the past two days,

Gov. Eric Greitens announces his pick for the new COO. PHOTO/THE MISSOURI TIMES - BEN PETERS

Greitens found guilty of ethics violation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens and his campaign committee, Greitens for Missouri, have been fined $1,000 for failing to report the use of a fundraising list. The campaign financial reports have since been updating, showing an in-kind contribution of $600 from Daniel Laub, Greitens’ campaign manager. “No person acting as an agent of

Kehoe and Holsman on Floor

Kehoe still optimistic on passing lobbyist gift reform, despite old and new challenges

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The fight for ethics reform in the Missouri Senate may run into a larger wall, due to ongoing battles in the Senate. Sen. Rob Schaaf again figures to be an important player on whether or not Senate Majority Leader Mike Kehoe’s SB 305, a bill banning lobbyist gifts, gets through the

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Hoskins, Schaaf call out Greitens’ senior advisor for ‘dirty politics’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The ongoing struggle between the Senate and the Governor’s Office has taken another turn, this time with different players. Following the events of the past weekend, in which political nonprofit A New Missouri attacked Sen. Rob Schaaf on issues of lobbyist gifts, term limits, and ethics while releasing the Senator’s personal

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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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