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GOP leaders tout successes in legislative session as spring break arrives

GOP leaders tout successes in legislative session as spring break arrives

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri lawmakers wrapped up several items before packing up and heading home from the State Capitol Thursday, anxiously waiting for the chance to recharge before returning for the final stretch of the legislative session. Republicans famously rolled right-to-work outs the first bill to move through both chambers, which Gov. Eric Greitens

Speaker Todd Richardson and Eric Greitens at the Federalist Society's Capitol Forum Jan. 23, 2017.

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of Jan. 23

Gov. Eric Greitens had another busy week, the most significant event of which was his decision to form a special committee calling for a review and audit of the state’s tax credits Wednesday. The simply-named Governor’s Committee for Simple, Fair, and Low Taxes will assess the impact of Missouri’s current tax credits and entertain the possibility


New senators sworn in for 2017-2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The victorious from November entered the Senate chambers to be sworn in as Missouri state senators Wednesday by Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, the president of the Senate, in what will be one of Kinder’s last acts as an elected official in the state. Sens. Caleb Rowden, Denny Hoskins, John Rizzo, Bill


Senate Majority Caucus re-elects Ron Richard as President Pro Tem

Majority Caucus Leaders Say Top Issues for Next Session Include Labor and Regulatory Reform JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Ron Richard, R-Joplin, will keep his position as President Pro Tem of the Missouri Senate. The Senate Majority Caucus re-elected Richard, who served as Pro Tem at the end of the first session of the 98th

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Richard announces appointments to UM system review commission

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, announced on Thursday four appointments to the newly created University of Missouri System Review Commission that has been tasked with taking a look at the system’s policies and administrative structure. The commission was created by Missouri lawmakers last month after the university came under fire for


Richard creates three committees for interim

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard announced Wednesday three new interim committees for 2015. Various senators will return to Jefferson City this summer and fall to serve on the Senate Interim Committees on Utility Regulation and Infrastructure Investment, MO HealthNet Pharmacy Benefits, and Long-Term Care Facilities. Richard told MissouriNet Wednesday that the three committees


Bitter debate over Senate journal belies frustrations from previous question

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After nearly 40 hours of a filibuster on SJR 39 was cut off by a Republican previous question early Wednesday morning, the Senate reconvened Thursday at 11:00 a.m. and started a fireworks show underlined by the idea that Senate Democrats, and a handful of Republicans, have lost faith in President Pro Tem Ron Richard’s

Senate makes final push to keep NGA in St. Louis

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A resolution from Sen. Joe Keaveny, D-St. Louis, urging the federal government to keep the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) in Missouri was adopted Monday night by a near unanimous vote. The NGA is currently looking for a new location to expand its operations and is choosing between sites for a new


Nixon’s State of the State panned by Republicans

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – During Gov. Jay Nixon’s final State of the State speech Wednesday evening, Nixon emphasized that his seven years in office thus far have brought economic growth and stability to Missouri, and he urged the state legislature to increase funding for mental health services, education, and transportation. For Republican leaders in both chambers


First four ethics bills pass the House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Speaker Todd Richardson pledged in his opening address to the legislature last week that ethics and lobbying reform would be his top priority after scandals and accusations that lawmakers had become too cozy with lobbyists rocked the 2015 session. The speaker has upheld his part of the bargain with the passage