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Rehder: ‘…running for Speaker is in the cards’

Rehder: ‘…running for Speaker is in the cards’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Holly Rehder’s eyes may be set on a new goal: winning the House Speaker’s seat. Rehder discussed the possibility of running for the seat while appearing on this week’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics. “I think running for Speaker is in the cards,” she told Scott Faughn on


Governor’s tax committee establishes sub-committees

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Governor’s Committee for Fair, Simple and Low Taxes continued their work, moving forward in their mission to review Missouri’s taxes. Thursday afternoon’s meeting saw the committee officially set the three sub-committees and assign members to the respective committees, though roughly half of the committee was only able to attend by

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Greitens’ tax credit committee meets for first time

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Senators, representatives and the picks of Governor Eric Greitens gathered in Room 750 of the Truman Building on Thursday afternoon for the first meeting of the Governor’s Committee for Fair, Simple and Low Taxes. Their first meeting started late, as the three senators on the committee had been held up by

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Governor’s tax credit cutting committee starts to take form

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Will Kraus, the chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, was one of three senators at the end of last week to be named to Gov. Eric Greitens’ newly formed committee to audit the state’s tax credit system. Greitens says the Governor’s Committee on Simple, Fair and Low taxes

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Haahr’s professional licensing bill regulates government instead of businesses

On his second day in office, Gov. Eric Greitens stood behind the governor’s desk in his office on the second floor with a mountain of boxes filled with paper stacked around him. His staff live streamed the proceedings over Facebook. “Folks, this isn’t a stunt,” he said. “These are the actual rules and regulations people

Sen. Jamilah Nasheed holds a press conference following a rally for human trafficking victims Jan. 25, 2017.

Nasheed hosts rally against human trafficking

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Jamilah Nasheed held a rally for survivors and stakeholders of human trafficking Wednesday morning. The Missouri Sex Trafficking Awareness Month rally has become a part of a General Assembly-wide effort to combat the form of modern-day slavery which usually forces children and women into lives of prostitution. The senator said

Speaker Pro Tem Elijah Haahr introduces legislation to ensure Missouri businesses and occupations are protected from burdensome regulations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –House Speaker Pro Tem Elijah Haahr filed legislation this week to ensure Missouri workers and businesses are protected from burdensome regulations that could stifle their growth, and the growth of the state’s economy. Haahr filed HB 609 to require a heightened burden be met before the state creates any new occupational licenses.

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Falling Behind: TNC situation highlights pros and cons of markets acting before government

The grievances between Uber and Lyft and the St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission are no secret. After the MTC launched new rules on vehicles-for-hire in Sept. 2015, which included provisions that would apply to rideshare drivers, Uber took the MTC to court in an antitrust case while the commission promised to cite St. Louis Uber

Rep. Elijah Haahr listens to members of the Missouri Human Trafficking Task Force during the final meeting. (Ben Peters/ Missouri Times)

Haahr names Arnzen new chief of staff

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the legislative draws near, the next Speaker Pro Tem has named his chief of staff. State Rep. Elijah Haahr, R-Springfield, has hired Phillip Arnzen to serve as his chief of staff. The Leopold, Mo. native comes to Haahr’s staff after serving on a number of Republican campaigns, most recently working

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Haahr prepares to assume pro tem mantle at the height of Republican power

The House Republican caucus voted Nov. 9 to select new members of leadership, and the biggest decision that day came with the decision to elect Rep. Elijah Haahr, R-Springfield, to the post of Speaker Pro Tem. Haahr has been a prominent legislator within the party for years, and his service on the House Emerging Issues