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Sen. Bob Onder speaks at the Emerging Issues Hearing on SJR 39. (Tim Curtis/The Missouri Times)

Public union certification bill worries police, firefighter labor reps

Public union certification bill worries police, firefighter labor reps

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Republicans clashed with public union representatives Tuesday morning regarding a bill firefighters and police officers said could put a significant burden on their ability to collectively bargain. Rep. John Wiemann, R-O’Fallon, said he offered HB 238 to the House Economic Development Committee to address transparency and accountability concerns with public

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TWMP: Races for president, governor and statewide office in Missouri

On the next episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, the opinion maker panel takes center stage as Koster for Missouri communications director David Turner, author of “The War on Police” Jeff Roorda, head of Atlas Strategies Gregg Keller and Jim Gwinner, a partner of the LS2group. The panel begins its discussion on the recent


Greitens complies with cease and desist after SLPOA endorsement ‘misunderstanding’

ST. LOUIS – Republican gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens is unhappy the St. Louis Police Officer’s Association (SLPOA) revoked their endorsement of him last week, he said in a blog post Wednesday. The group, which is part of the statewide Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), rescinded their endorsement, calling it “null and void” after discovering they could

Ellington files bill to forbid grand juries from hearing police cases

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Brandon Ellington, D-Kansas City, filed legislation Monday that would shift responsibility from a grand jury to an appellate court in cases involving a police-officer shooting death. The appellate court, instead of the grand jury, would determine if the evidence supports the need for an indictment. Ellington believes the current grand

100+ List 2015

100+ List: Part 3

We have compiled our 2015 list of the 100+ people in the Missouri public policy process you need to know. A few changes have been made this year – media and legislative staff are not included, unless they were engaged as a campaign consultant as well. By no means is this the complete list, and

Roorda pens Ferguson book

St. Louis — A former state lawmaker and a spokesperson for the Fraternal Order of Police in St. Louis has penned a book on the police perspective of the “post-Ferguson” world. Jeff Roorda, a former Democrat state representative and undercover police officer, is now taking orders for “Ferghanistan: The War on Police,” which will be

Roorda to run for Jefferson County Council

BARNHART, Mo. – Jeff Roorda, a former state representative, announced Tuesday his plans to run for the Jefferson County Council. The Democrat was term-limited and made an unsuccessful bid for state senate last year, losing to Republican Paul Weiland. Roorda calls the move for county council one with bipartisan support. Roorda will attempt to take the seat of

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TWMP: The Final Week, RTW, and more

Saint Louis, Mo. — Ahead of the final legislative week, House Speaker John Diehl and a panel of opinion makers gathered on This Week In Missouri Politics to discuss the year’s budget, court reform, sweeping school reform bill, and much more. Diehl joined host Scott Faughn to tout the legislature’s budget, which Gov. Jay Nixon


Lawmakers file bills aimed at Ferguson

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Several black lawmakers from both sides of the state wasted no time in filing legislation directly responding to the unfolding events in Ferguson. Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, the state senator from University City whose district includes Ferguson, filed perhaps the broadest of all these measures today. The cornerstone of the legislation Chappelle-Nadal


Wieland, Schupp victorious in senate bids

ARNOLD, Mo. — Reps. Paul Wieland and Jill Schupp will spend at least another four years working in Jefferson City after defeating their challengers, Reps. Jeff Roorda and Jay Ashcroft, in a fight for two senate seats in tossup districts. Wieland was part of a wave of Republican challengers notching victories in against conservative Democrats