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Rep. Holly Rehder argues for the apssage of the right-to-work bill she carried in the House Feb. 2, 2017. (Courtesy of Tim Bommel/House Communications)

PDMP Autopsy: How Rehder’s bill failed to make it to Greitens’ desk

PDMP Autopsy: How Rehder’s bill failed to make it to Greitens’ desk

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Before he became the target of dark money attack ads from A New Missouri Inc., before he got into a public spat with Budget Chair Scott Fitzpatrick over the managed care rollout, before he became essentially a central figure in the 2017 legislative session, Sen. Rob Schaaf called an impromptu press

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Haahr announces candidacy for House Speaker role

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Speaker Pro Tem Elijah Haahr, R-Springfield, has become the second official candidate to become the next House Speaker of Missouri after sitting Speaker Todd Richardson leaves office at the end of 2018 due to term limits. Rep. Robert Cornejo, R-St. Peters, officially entered the race last week. In an announcement letter sent Wednesday afternoon

Speaker Todd Richardson addresses the media after the close of the 2017 session May 12. (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

House Republicans tout session-long successes as misfires underscore final day

House Democrats cite dysfunction for low number of bills Just moments after House Democrats scored two unexpected victories in the house, Speaker Todd Richardson emerged into the House Lounge with his caucus in tow to explain on the major policy changes the Republican supermajority has effected sine Jan. 4. “For nearly a decade, Missouri’s conservative majorities

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PDMP headed to conference after all

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Holly Rehder’s prescription drug monitoring plan continues to whiplash in the House, as the sponsoring representative moved Thursday to again refuse the Senate position on the bill. The House first rejected the Senate’s position on HB 90 April 18 after a heavily amended version came back from the Senate that

Rep. Rick Brattin, R-Harrisonville, listens to Kerry Messer from Missourians for Personal Safety testify on behalf of his bill.

House Conservative Caucus reaffirms opposition to PDMP bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House’s informal Conservative Caucus, made up of Republicans with a libertarian bent, will not support Rep. Holly Rehder’s prescription drug monitoring act, which yesterday saw its conference committee dissolved. Despite changes made to the bill in the Senate by libertarian-esque conservatives in the upper chamber, representatives in the caucus said

Rep. Holly Rehder dissolves the conference committee on HB 90, her PDMP bill, May 9, 2017. (Ben Peters/MISSOURI TIMES)

PDMP falters at finish line as Rehder dissolves conference committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In an unexpected move Tuesday evening, Rep. Holly Rehder dissolved the conference committee for her bill to institute a statewide prescription drug monitoring plan, effectively accepting the Senate changes to the bill. Rehder evidently thought passing this version of the PDMP bill was the best she could do, especially after she

Gov. Eric Greitens signs right-to-work into law Feb. 6. 2017 (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

A look at Greitens’ legislative promises in the last week of session

With the end of session coming up, several newspaper editorials and article from across the state focused on what the Gov. Eric Greitens and the Missouri General Assembly should make as their primary issues of import with five days remaining in the regular session. At The Missouri Times, we elected to look back at Greitens

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Cornejo preludes announcement for possible speaker run

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A new contender will likely enter the race to become the next House Speaker sometime this week. Rep. Robert Cornejo told The Missouri Times publisher Scott Faughn on Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics that “there will probably be an announcement in the next few days” that he will

Rep. Holly Rehder argues for the apssage of the right-to-work bill she carried in the House Feb. 2, 2017. (Courtesy of Tim Bommel/House Communications)

On some budget votes, district takes precedent over party

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The closest votes Thursday occurred in the House on HBs 10 and 11 yesterday during the approval of the state budget conference bills. Both of the bills deal with the funding of social services, which caused consternation over the session, because of the change in the circuit breaker policy to remove renters.

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‘Holly PAC’ and the campaign contribution atmosphere after Amendment 2

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The next permutation of political donating in Missouri has emerged in response to the passage of a new constitutional amendment in November which overhauled Missouri’s campaign finance rules. Rep. Holly Rehder will begin fundraising for a new political action committee (PAC), called “Holly PAC,” which will donate to other candidate committees,

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