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The 99th Missouri House of Representatives takes the oath as session begins on Wednesday, Jan. 4th.

House perfects lobbyist expenditures bill

House perfects lobbyist expenditures bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House has taken the next step in their fight for ethics reform. House members on Thursday perfected HB 60, an ethics bill focused on changing the rules as they apply to gifts from lobbyists. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Justin Alferman, R-Hermann, received first-round approval from the House by

Rep. Alferman presents HB60 on Lobbyist Expenditures before the House Committee on General Laws.  (Tim Bommel/Missouri House Photojournalist)

Lobbyist gift ban clears second hurdle

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House continues to push ethics reform forward in the early days of the legislative session. House Bill 60, sponsored by Rep. Justin Alferman, R-Hermann, was the first bill to reach committee, as the House Committee on General Laws held its first hearing on Monday, hours before the inauguration ceremony. HB

Rep. Alferman presents HB60 on Lobbyist Expenditures before the House Committee on General Laws.  (Tim Bommel/Missouri House Photojournalist)

Ethics reform takes center stage on Inauguration Day as Greitens signs executive order

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov.-elect Eric Greitens’ first order as the head of Missouri will be to bring ethics reform to his new office. “We just promised the people of Missouri that we’re going to get to work, and now, we’re here to get to work,” Greitens said. “We promised in this campaign that we

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St. Louis Regional Chamber awards anti-SJR 39 and pro-business legislators

ST. LOUIS – Last week, the St. Louis Regional Chamber awarded six legislators the title of “Chamber Champion” for their work in defeating SJR 39. Reps. Mike Colona, Jim Hansen, Jeremy LaFaver, Sharon Pace, Caleb Rowden and Anne Zerr were the six representatives who voted against the controversial “religious liberties” measure in the Emerging Issues Committee in April. The

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General Assembly votes to override veto on photo voter ID

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri General Assembly voted Wednesday to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill that sets up the framework for photo voter ID in Missouri elections. The vote was 115-41 in the House and 24-7 in the Senate. In the House, Rep. Justin Alferman’s bill passed with more votes than

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Nixon urges lawmakers to consider his stances before veto session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon held his final press conference before a veto session Wednesday afternoon, and he urged lawmakers to look carefully at the bills he has vetoed since the end of the 2016 session. He asked reporters, legislators, and Missouri citizens alike to read his website’s veto letters to communicate why he


Franks-Hubbard election controversy may give Republicans leverage on photo voter ID

ST. LOUIS – An investigation from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch alleged Wednesday that Rep. Penny Hubbard, D-St. Louis, and her campaign may have committed substantial absentee voter fraud in her Aug. 2 primary election win over challenger Bruce Franks. The report has elicited strong responses from political figures and raised questions about the photo voter ID measure

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St. Louis Chamber hands out ‘Champion’ awards including ‘SJR Six’

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce named the six legislators who voted to kill SJR 39 as Champion Award Winners on Wednesday afternoon. Reps. Mike Colona, Jim Hansen, Jeremy LaFaver, Sharon Pace, Caleb Rowden and Anne Zerr were named as recipients of the award. All six serve on the House

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Nixon vetoes photo voter ID law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a component of the photo voter ID package that passed the legislature this year, saying the law would disenfranchise voters. Nixon’s veto quickly drew the ire of Republican lawmakers who worked to pass the bill, saying he’s discounting the work they put in during the session to

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TWMP: Republican secretary of state candidates debate

This Week in Missouri Politics is hosting a statewide office primary debate for the second week in a row. Host Scott Faughn speaks with both of the Republican candidates for secretary of state. Jay Ashcroft and Sen. Will Kraus speak about why they want to become the secretary of state, election issues they would encounter as the chief