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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

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

Budget conference postponed

Budget conference rescheduled again, House members find out through tweet

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After delaying budget conference meetings twice throughout the day Tuesday, the leader of the House and Senate announced for a third time that it would be again rescheduled. The budget conference, first scheduled to meet at 8:15 a.m. immediately gaveled in and went to recess within seconds, announcing their intention to

Sen. Caleb Rowden on This Week in Missouri Politics

Rowden: ‘There are two paths forward’ for the Senate

ST. LOUIS – Sen. Caleb Rowden is the featured guest on Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, and he spent much of his time talking with host Scott Faughn about the drama in the Senate, including his own inquiry of Sen. Rob Schaaf, the man who ground the body to a halt just

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The House Budget Debates: Appropriations bills perfected after long day in the chamber

JEFFERSON CITY, – The Missouri House began the process of perfecting the state’s budget Tuesday morning, taking up the appropriations bills. Before taking up the legislation, both parties had agreed to each side getting a total of three hours each to use as they please in the process. After more than six hours of debate

Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, questions a witness on a budget request. (Photo courtesy of Tim Bommel, Missouri House Communications)

First year House budget leaders find success in numbers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In an interview with The Missouri Times’ #MoLeg Podcast crew, Representative Justin Alferman came to speak on his behalf as Vice Chair of the Missouri House Budget committee as he and and the House prepare to work up the state’s overall budget of $27 billion. With the Budget Committee having the

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

House and Senate accomplishments (so far) in the 2017 session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Thus far, the 2017 legislative session has seen multiple wins for the supermajority Republican caucus as major pieces of labor and tort reform have found their way to the governor’s desk with a chief executive eager to sign them. “We’re thrilled to get to Spring Break week having delivered on a

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Ashcroft, Franks and Alferman launch ‘Show It 2 Vote’ Voter ID campaign

ST. LOUIS — Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, State Rep. Bruce Franks Jr. (D – St. Louis) and Rep. Justin Alferman (R – Hermann) held a joint town hall meeting Monday morning at St. Louis City Hall to announce the launch of the public photo voter ID outreach program, “Show It 2 Vote.” Thanks @brucefranksjr

Gov. Eric Greitens gives a brief statement moments before signing Sen. Dan Brown's right-to-work bill into law Feb 6, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

House Budget Committee questions Governor’s Office budget and use of funds

Democratic lawmakers question the need for the governor’s press secretary and money used for governor’s flights JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House lawmakers on Wednesday morning questioned a number of items in the budget for the governor’s office, seeking answers from Gov. Eric Greitens’ chief of staff, Mike Roche, and his deputy, former Rep. Caleb Jones. Representatives

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft discusses his office's budget with the House Budget Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Tim Bommel, Missouri House Communications)

State Treasurer and Secretary of State present budgets before House committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House Budget Committee has officially started working on the state budget. Legislators received Gov. Eric Greitens’ proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year last week, and after three business days, the committee met for the first time with the budget in hand. Tuesday morning’s hearing featured testimony from State Treasurer

Members of the Senate Committee on Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics gather on Tuesday morning for a hearing on two bills concerning lobbyist gifts.

Senate committee compares House and Senate bills on lobbyist gift restrictions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following a long night of debate on the Senate floor, members of the Senate Committee on Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics took up the issue of ethics reform once again. Tuesday morning’s hearing consisted of the presentation of two bills, Sen. Mike Kehoe’s SB 305 and Rep. Justin Alferman’s HB

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