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Speaker Todd Richardson speaks on his amendment to the charter school bill March 15, 2017. (Ben Peters/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

House passes charter school legislation in close vote before Spring Break

House passes charter school legislation in close vote before Spring Break

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Speaker Todd Richardson scored a major victory Thursday with the narrow 83-76 passage of Rep. Rebecca Roeber’s bill to expand the charter school bill system. Roeber’s bill will allow charter schools to establish themselves in any district which has at least one school building which scores below a 60 percent on

Rep. Jon Carpenter (right) lobbies Rep. Mike Moon (left) to vote agaisnt an emergency clause on Rep. Jason Chipman's minimum wage bill March 9, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Minimum wage restriction passes through House

Emergency clause passes by the skin of its teeth JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House voted to pass a bill which would bar St. Louis, Kansas City, and other municipalities from raising their minimum wage above the state level, but not without a slight hiccup. When the House began voting for an emergency clause, several Republican


Several house candidates behind on filing Missouri Ethics Commission quarterly report

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Several House candidates have not filed an October Quarterly Report with the Missouri Ethics Commission and face accumulating fines until the reports are filed. The candidates include Democrats and Republicans and current representatives, including members in or running for leadership positions. Rep. Joe Don McGaugh, R-Carrollton; Travis Maupin, a Democrat running

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McCann Beatty, Kendrick, McGee look for Democratic leadership positions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With the general election less than 3 months away, House Democrats have started their campaigns for caucus leadership. Reps. Gail McCann Beatty, Kip Kendrick and DaRon McGee have all expressed interest in running for new leadership positions. McCann Beatty set to run for minority leader Rep. Gail McCann Beatty, D-Kansas City,


Hummel headed to the Senate

Staff Reports ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Rep. Jake Hummel is heading to the Senate after being tapped by committee Democrats in the 4th Senate District to succeed Sen. Joe Keaveny who resigned to take  a judgeship. “I appreciate the support I received today from local Democratic leaders in being chosen as our party’s nominee in

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Nixon officially names Keaveny to judgeship, sets date for special election

ST. LOUIS – On the second to last day the 2016 legislative session, Sen. Joe Keaveny, D-St. Louis, got word that Nixon would recommend him to become an administrative law judge in St. Louis. Senate leadership and various Senators congratulated him on the last day of session, even allowing him to take the dias. Almost two

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Photo voter ID law passes General Assembly

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — By a 112-38 vote, the House truly agreed to and finally passed HB 1631, which would provide the framework to implement photo voter ID. The Senate amended the legislation earlier this week as part of a compromise to allow it to come to a vote after several attempts to pass the