Tag Archives: Rep. Paul Curtman

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Libla details Senate effort to fund foundation formula on TWMP

Libla details Senate effort to fund foundation formula on TWMP

ST. LOUIS – Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, visited the set of This Week in Missouri Politics for Sunday’s episode and discussed, among other things, the behind-the scenes process of fully funding the foundation formula for the first time in state history. Sen. Gary Romine, the Republican chair of the Senate Education Committee, led the

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Farm Bureau announces opposition to industrial hemp bill

Bill passes easily through House despite Farm Bureau letter JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Farm Bureau (MFB) announced Monday it would oppose Rep. Paul Curtman’s bill to legalize the growing of industrial hemp in Missouri. MFB President Blake Hurst wrote in a letter to representatives that Curtman’s bill could mean farmers who decide to

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Curtman still looking for final vote on industrial hemp bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Paul Curtman has pushed a bill to legalize industrial hemp for the past three years, and it has withered away on the Senate informal calendar for the past two. “We’ve routinely been able to get this bill through the Senate committee,” Curtman says. “Usually what happens is it gets through

Rep. Holly Rehder watches debate on her right-to-work bill Jan. 18, 2017 (Courtesy of Tim Bommel)

House Democrats provide crucial votes for Rehder’s PDMP bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – For the third year in a row, Rep. Holly Rehder’s Narcotics Control Act was passed out of the House Monday evening 102-54. Rehder’s bill notably needed Democratic support. Only two Democrats voted against the measure, but 52 Republicans, almost half of the caucus, voted against the measure. Fifty-eight Republicans voted for the

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House perfects ticket resale legislation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Should Missourians have the option freely transfer or sell tickets they have purchased if they are unable to attend? A proposal moving through the House says yes. Under the legislation, sponsored Rep. Shawn Rhoads, R-West Plains, concert-goers and sports fans who purchase tickets to live events would be considered the owner of

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TWMP: Lyda Krewson, the minimum wage fight and an audit of Mizzou

On Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, the Democratic nominee for Mayor of St. Louis Lyda Krewson joins Scott Faughn to discuss her victory last Tuesday over a strong field and a surprisingly strong showing from City Treasurer Tishaura Jones. They talk about her plan to solve St. Louis’ crime problem, how to

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Missouri Republicans call on McCaskill to confirm Gorsuch

Missouri’s constitutional originalists urged Senate Democrats in Washington D.C. to confirm Neil Gorsuch as the next justice of the Supreme Court in a press conference last week. Rep. Paul Curtman, one of the General Assembly’s more libertarian voices, specifically called on Missouri’s U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill to allow a vote on the judge, who Curtman

Rep. Holly Rehder watches debate on her right-to-work bill Jan. 18, 2017 (Courtesy of Tim Bommel)

Right-to-work passed by House on inevitable journey to Greitens’ desk

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Debate alternated between heartfelt to contentious to passionate to sobering between members of the House as the body perfected Holly Rehder’s right-to-work bill 100-58 Wednesday, passing it Thursday 100-59. The issue has divided Missourians and that divide was on full display Wednesday over the course of nearly three hours of debate.

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New House Conservative Caucus leadership setting up agenda

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In the last legislative session, the House Conservative Caucus championed both successful and unsuccessful causes. Their work included supporting HB 1631, which set the framework for photo voter ID in Missouri, as well as SB 656, the gun bill which just passed through veto session. However, the failure of SJR 39, the

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TWMP: Parson vs. Randles for lieutenant governor

On a special episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, host Scott Faughn speaks with both of the Republican candidates for lieutenant governor. State Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar, and former Missouri Club for Growth president Bev Randles speak about why they want to become the lieutenant governor, what sets them apart, what the most important

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