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Missouri Republicans call on McCaskill to confirm Pruitt as EPA head

Missouri Republicans call on McCaskill to confirm Pruitt as EPA head

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s GOP lawmakers really want to see President-elect Donald Trump’s pick, Scott Pruitt, take over the Environmental Protection Agenc (EPA). In fact, they’ve now filed two resolutions in the Missouri Senate and House to get the ball rolling. Missouri State Senator Gary Romine of Farmington and State Representative Travis Fitzwater of

House Budget Committee

House Budget Committee awaits Greitens budget in the midst of shortfalls

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s budget has been one of the top concerns for many with the start of the legislative session, and the first meeting of the House budget committee revealed new changes and issues that will have to be handled in a short amount of time. The House Budget committee features a new

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Fitzpatrick announces new ‘Modernize Missouri’ initiative

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick, R-Shell Knob, is looking for input on how to move the Show Me State forward. To aid in his endeavor, he announced the “Modernize Missouri” initiative, which will serve as a forum for Missouri citizens to submit and communicate their ideas on how the state government can work

Eric Greitens celebrates with supporters after winning the gubernatorial race for Missouri on November 8, 2016. BEN PETERS/MISSOURI TIMES

Budget issues could be first test for incoming Greitens administration

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s battle against budget cuts just seems to worsen, and it could mean bad news for the next governor. Missouri’s revenue has fallen short of the projections, and it could mean that Gov.-elect Eric Greitens’ first day could be a long one. “If Gov. Nixon doesn’t make any more restrictions before


Clashes over Amendment 3 continue as questions arise over appropriation of funds

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As polling shows Amendment 3 falling behind, a group supporting the amendment announced a new national endorsement while a group of educators called the amendment a potential slush fund for politicians and private schools. Missouri Times polling showed Wednesday that more Missourians favor a “no” on the Early Childhood Health and

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Fitzpatrick named new budget chair

Haefner named chair of Fiscal review JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Speaker Todd Richardson, R-Poplar Bluff, named Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick chair of the House Budget Committee and Rep. Marsha Haefner chair of the House Fiscal Review Committee Tuesday afternoon. Fitzpatrick, R-Shell Knob, had served as vice chair of the committee. That included being pressed into

missouri supreme court

Supreme Court overturns unemployment benefit limitation law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Supreme Court ruled 4-3 Tuesday that HB 150, a bill that limited unemployment benefits, was passed over Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto unconstitutionally in the Sept. 2015 veto session. The bill was truly agreed to and finally passed April 21, 2015 and vetoed by the governor May 5 before being


Fitzpatrick suspicious about timing of income tax refunds

SHELL KNOB, Mo. – When Gov. Nixon announced Monday the Missouri Department of Revenue had paid all of its pending individual income tax refunds and that all corporate returns would be paid by the end of the day, it sounded like a good thing. But not to Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick. The Republican lawmaker and presumed

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Senate passes fantasy sports regulatory bill, sends it back to House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — When Gov. Jay Nixon asked for a bill to regulate daily fantasy sports websites and companies, it caused a few to raise their eyebrows and shrug their shoulders. Compared to ethics reform, transportation funding and a litany of competing efforts, many thought daily fantasy would be overshadowed. However with fewer than

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Budget clears House and Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After final passage by the House and Senate on Thursday afternoon, the FY 2017 budget will head to Gov. Jay Nixon for his final review. The $27.2 billion budget includes funds for education, public safety, infrastructure and pro-life programs, among other items. Nixon said that while he was glad the budget