Tag Archives: Missouri House

Rep. Justin Alferman, R-Hermann, renews his call for a vote on HB 60.

House passes HB 60 to limit lobbyist gifts

House passes HB 60 to limit lobbyist gifts

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House has made good on the promise to pass an ethics reform bill in the 2017 legislative session. Fresh off of a long weekend, Missouri’s House of Representatives returned to session late Tuesday afternoon to overwhelmingly pass a measure seeking to put limits on lobbyist gifts. The bill, HB

Richardson1

Richardson speaks of change, vows lobbyist gift ban will be first bill passed in the House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri legislators returned to the Capitol on Wednesday for the start of the legislative session for the  99th General Assembly, a ceremony that is typically a lighthearted affair. But that was not the case, as Secretary of State Jason Kander began the ceremony with an unprecedented display of partisanship, addressing the

10708663_10205138802855624_2212729297478612104_o

Smith looks forward to first term as state rep

CARTHAGE, Mo. – One of the newest faces to the Missouri House this spring will be that of Cody Smith. The new representative from District 163 replaces the term-limited Tom Flanigan, who served as chairman of the House Budget Committee. “He’s done a lot for southwest Missouri, and worked hard to represent the district well,”

Richardson campaigning for House members

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,

Screen Shot 2016-09-06 at 7.57.38 AM

‘Liberal values’ haunting Kander in new attack ad

ST. LOUIS – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt’s campaign for re-election launched a new ad Tuesday critiquing Democratic opponent Secretary of Jason Kander for his “values.” For years, Jason Kander has been trying to make a liberal majority. “They’re going to call you pinkos, commies, lefties, activists, liberals, tree huggers. If you stay true to your values,

CAMPAIGNS-AND-ELECTIONS-002

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:

Davis throws hat in the ring for majority whip

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Charlie Davis, R-Webb City, will run for the majority whip position being vacated by Rep. Delus Johnson, R-St.Joseph, who is running for speaker pro tem. “I am making an announcement that I will be seeking the nomination as your Majority Floor Whip and I am asking for your vote and

solar panels

Missouri leads Midwest in clean-energy job growth; expansion set to continue   

By Byron DeLear and Tim Murray   One brilliant economic success story for Missouri is the fact that we are currently enjoying the highest clean-energy job growth in the Midwest. According to a recent report based on U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics, 52,000 Missourians work in clean-energy with 13,000 workers added in the past year alone.

020316-0263

Rep. Don Gosen resigns

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Chesterfield Republican Rep. Don Gosen, chair of the Select Committee on Insurance, resigned his seat today. “I’ve decided to resign from the Missouri House,” Gosen said in a statement to the Missouri Times. “With the current events going on at the Capitol, it’s time for me to focus on my family. I’ll

Nixon301

Petition started to stop Syrian refugee resettlement

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It is now Day Three in ongoing calls from state legislators and politicians requesting Gov. Jay Nixon suspend Missouri’s participation in refugee settlements. Republican gubernatorial candidate Catherine Hanaway started a petition “asking Governor Nixon to stop the resettlement of Syrian refugees.” The calls and letters started Monday morning before Nixon even issued

Top