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Kehoe and Holsman on Floor

Kehoe still optimistic on passing lobbyist gift reform, despite old and new challenges

Kehoe still optimistic on passing lobbyist gift reform, despite old and new challenges

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The fight for ethics reform in the Missouri Senate may run into a larger wall, due to ongoing battles in the Senate. Sen. Rob Schaaf again figures to be an important player on whether or not Senate Majority Leader Mike Kehoe’s SB 305, a bill banning lobbyist gifts, gets through the

Rep. Jeanie Lauer and Rep. Corlew talk while the House debates REAL ID on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Photo by Tim Bommel, House Communications

All eyes turn to Senate as House passes REAL ID

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House managed to finally pass the highly-contested REAL ID bill Thursday afternoon. The issue of REAL ID has been a hotly-debated one in the General Assembly. The true battle has not been between Democrats and Republicans; rather, Rpublicans have fought amongst themselves. Both the arguments for and against the bill

Members of the Senate Committee on Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics gather on Tuesday morning for a hearing on two bills concerning lobbyist gifts.

Senate committee compares House and Senate bills on lobbyist gift restrictions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following a long night of debate on the Senate floor, members of the Senate Committee on Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics took up the issue of ethics reform once again. Tuesday morning’s hearing consisted of the presentation of two bills, Sen. Mike Kehoe’s SB 305 and Rep. Justin Alferman’s HB

(From left to right) President Pro Tem Ron Richard, Sen. Mike Kehoe, Sen. Shalonn Curls and Capitol Commission Chair Dana Miller cut the Capitol cake. Hidden behind the cake is Rep. Pat Conway.

Capitol Commission celebrates capstone centennial

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri State Capitol Commission celebrated an important milestone in the building’s history Wednesday. After both chambers had adjourned for the day, legislative leaders and members of the commission cut a four-foot tall giant cake in the shape of the Capitol dome the Capitol Rotunda to celebrate the 100th anniversary of

Tesla Model S at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show

Tesla license expires, awaits court decision on stay to re-open

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – New Year’s Eve marked a tough night in the Show Me State for the nation’s pre-eminent electric car company. Tesla’s license to sell cars in the state of Missouri expired Saturday, but the company hopes a court ruling expected Wednesday keeps its three Missouri venues open. Cole County Circuit Court Judge


Senate Majority Caucus re-elects Ron Richard as President Pro Tem

Majority Caucus Leaders Say Top Issues for Next Session Include Labor and Regulatory Reform JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Ron Richard, R-Joplin, will keep his position as President Pro Tem of the Missouri Senate. The Senate Majority Caucus re-elected Richard, who served as Pro Tem at the end of the first session of the 98th

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Kehoe blames veto overrides on Nixon’s ‘management’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Republicans have spent the last week celebrating Gov. Jay Nixon’s status as the most overridden governor in Missouri history. But Sen. Mike Kehoe, the majority floor leader, lamented that there had to be so many in his Capitol Report to constituents. Republicans overrode 13 bills on Wednesday, adding to Nixon’s record-setting


Winners & Losers from the 2016 Session

Winners Speaker Richardson – This session may ultimately be remembered for voter ID and the year that Todd Richardson took his place as the most powerful leader amongst state Republicans. His leadership team led by Floor Leader Mike Cierpiot struck the perfect tone throughout session. He got to the high ground on ethics reform and

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TWMP Preview: Mike Kehoe, and the Republican gubernatorial race heats up

On the special Missouri Lincoln Days 2016 episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, sits down with host Scott Faughn to discuss his confidence in passing ethics legislation, the firing of Melissa Click by the University of Missouri Board of Curators, tort reform, and his role as the majority floor leader. They