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House perfects ticket resale legislation

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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Compassionate Care Act fails, future of medical marijuana in Missouri uncertain

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A measure that would legalize medical marijuana in the state of Missouri failed to pass on the House floor just before noon Thursday. Although HB 2213, also known as the Missouri Compassionate Medical Care Act, was perfected by a vote of 91-59 Tuesday, 26 legislators on both sides of the aisle

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Missouri House passes call for constitutional convention

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House passed a resolution Thursday morning calling for a constitutional convention with under Article V of the U.S. Constitution with the objective of curtailing federal government overreach. Once 34 states have agreed to similar resolutions, a convention would be called. Rep. Eric Burlison, R-Springfield sponsored the resolution and said it

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Legal memo finds SJR 39 language ‘overly broad’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – SJR 39 opponents released a memorandum from Husch Blackwell, in Kansas City, that claims the language in the resolution is overly broad and could result in wide-ranging religious protections beyond the clergy, florist and baker examples supporters frequently cite. But while amendments have been proposed, the resolution’s opponents also say they

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Lavender gun amendment leads to Republican cheers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Deb Lavender, D-Kirkwood, might have accidentally strengthened a concealed carry law Wednesday afternoon, when she ran out of time to withdraw an amendment she offered that would open the state capitol to concealed carry for members of the public. Several House Republicans laughed and clapped when Lavender ran out of

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