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Rep. Robert Cornejo chairs the House Committee on General Laws during a hearing on a proposed ridesharing law.

Cornejo to donate per diem from special session

Cornejo to donate per diem from special session

ST. PETERS, Mo. – Rep. Robert Cornejo will donate his per diem from the upcoming special session to a local charity for senior benefits. The representative, who announced his bid to run for House Speaker last week, said in an email message to supporters and constituents that he would be giving the money he earns

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

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Budget conference rescheduled again, House members find out through tweet

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After delaying budget conference meetings twice throughout the day Tuesday, the leader of the House and Senate announced for a third time that it would be again rescheduled. The budget conference, first scheduled to meet at 8:15 a.m. immediately gaveled in and went to recess within seconds, announcing their intention to

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

The 99th Missouri House of Representatives takes the oath as session begins on Wednesday, Jan. 4th.

This Week in the General Assembly: April 10, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – This week, the House and Senate finally completed what has been a months-long venture as they finally agreed and passed the highly-watched HB 130, better known as the Uber/Lyft bill. The Senate finally signed off on the legislation Wednesday, creating a statewide framework for transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft.

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TWMP: Sen. Bill Eigel and politicians and the press

On Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, freshman Sen. Bill Eigel joins host Scott Faughn to talk about the state budget, labor reform especially the debate over prevailing wage, his work on tort reform, and his plan to pay for improvements to Missouri’s transportation infrastructure via general revenue. “We have over $9 billion in

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Parson in position to become powerful lt. governor

After he won a tough primary against Missouri Club for Growth’s Bev Randles, only a handful of people gave Sen. Mike Parson a chance of beating the Democratic contender, former Congressman Russ Carnahan. Carnahan was well-known around the state, well-liked in his former district and, most importantly, he had the Carnahan name – one of

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TWMP: Veto session, the gun bill and the 2016 Governor’s race

On This Week in Missouri Politics, host Scott Faughn talks with Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, to talk about the passage of the controversial “gun bill,” the agricultural disaster bill, and the photo voter ID bill during Wednesday’s veto session. They also discuss the governor’s race and his thoughts on Eric Greitens’ statements on “corruption” by

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7 things the Speaker did to restore order in the House

Todd Richardson came to the Speakership a year earlier than expected, in a fog of ethics complaints and white hot fury from the editorial boards criticizing the “capitol culture.” His reforms got off to a rocky start with a committee to draft new intern policies taking months to come up with recommendations. However, heading into

Familiar Face: Ortwerth reflects on his long history in the Capitol

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – At 10 years old, Joe Ortwerth would read the morning newspaper front to back. He did not skip to the funny pages as many children would. Instead, he opted for news about the city, the state, the nation, and whatever other current events were unfolding in the world. That morning ritual

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