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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

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

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2018 Tip Sheet: House

House Races Elected in 2010 – 43 The current breakdown of the huge 2010 class is 35 Republicans and eight Democrats. Interesting to note, that class is the same size as the junior class, which stands at 43 members. This was the class elected after Obamacare in the huge Republican wave and many Democrats have

Eric Greitens celebrates with supporters after winning the gubernatorial race for Missouri on November 8, 2016. BEN PETERS/MISSOURI TIMES

Budget issues could be first test for incoming Greitens administration

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s battle against budget cuts just seems to worsen, and it could mean bad news for the next governor. Missouri’s revenue has fallen short of the projections, and it could mean that Gov.-elect Eric Greitens’ first day could be a long one. “If Gov. Nixon doesn’t make any more restrictions before

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Merideth says compromise is key to progress in Missouri

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – In just a few months, Representative Mike Colona will vacate his chair in the Missouri House, unable to run due to term limits. Barring an incredible upset from Teressa Ezell, the Green Party candidate in the 80th district, Peter Merideth will be the new state representative in the House. Merideth defeated

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Speaker assisting battleground districts across state

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With the election less than three weeks away, candidates across the nation are going to great lengths in an attempt to reach out to voters. But members of the House leadership are trying a different approach from the usual campaign stops. They’re hitting the pavement, passing out flyers, knocking on doors,

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McGaugh draws rebuke from his caucus for campaigning on Walker’s rape allegation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Joe Don McGaugh, R-Carrollton, has invoked the rape allegations against incoming Rep. Steve Roberts as part of his campaign for speaker pro tem, drawing rebuke from senior members of his own party, including Rep. Rocky Miller, R-Lake Ozark, chairman of the Energy and Environment committee. In an email to fellow

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TWMP: Schmitt, municipal reform and ‘Stand Your Ground’

On the next episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, host Scott Faughn speaks with returning guest Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, to wrap up the end of the legislative session. They talk about his municipal court reform legislation, ending the abuses some municipalities commit, and his campaign for state treasurer. On the opinion maker panel,

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2016 House Tip Sheet

With session behind us we take a look at the full slate of House races to give you a peek into who is returning and who will be new to Jefferson City in January. Our breakdown of the current map, which leans towards marking the races more competitive than they are is: Republicans Uncontested General Election Seats:

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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

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