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Gov. Eric Greitens boards a Lyft vehicle.

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of April 24

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of April 24

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – This week, the governor’s office featured far more chalupas than anyone probably thought it would. 1. Thousands of new jobs. 2. Convenient rides for the people. 3. Steak Chalupas. It’s a great day for Missouri. WATCH: pic.twitter.com/O7tJ4ZQP5p — Eric Greitens (@EricGreitens) April 24, 2017 Okay, so it was just the one

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Silvey talks budget, channels Greitens in latest Facebook live video

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Senator Ryan Silvey routinely puts up a Facebook live video each week after the Senate adjourns to head home for the weekend. This week’s video, however, came with a special nuance this week: Silvey and his crew hit the road for a little fast food run. While it may seem somewhat

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To PQ or not to PQ: The Senate’s battle for tradition

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – 2017 has been a dream session for Missouri Republicans. Riding the coattails of President Donald Trump’s victory, Missourians elected both Republican supermajorities and a Republican governor for the first time in state history. Since then, Missouri has seen several core conservative ideas passed through the legislature, including the controversial issue of

Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard

Richard’s consumer protection reform part of larger effort beyond Humphreys donation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, has faced widespread scrutiny, both within the Capitol and in media outlets around the state, for his sponsorship of SB 5. The legislation would institute large changes to the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act (MPA), which is designed to protect consumers from false or erroneous

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

Speaker Todd Richardson and Eric Greitens at the Federalist Society's Capitol Forum Jan. 23, 2017.

House and Senate accomplishments (so far) in the 2017 session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Thus far, the 2017 legislative session has seen multiple wins for the supermajority Republican caucus as major pieces of labor and tort reform have found their way to the governor’s desk with a chief executive eager to sign them. “We’re thrilled to get to Spring Break week having delivered on a

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Missouri lawmakers face off in REAL ID debates, but accomplish little

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – While tension has been building among the Senate over the proposed REAL ID legislation in the past few days, it was the House that threw the first punches in the ring. What is REAL ID? The REAL ID Act was first brought about 2005, following the aftermath of 9/11, and was

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Holsman amendment waylays Senate leadership rule change

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Senate leadership suffered its second defeat in two weeks regarding an attempted rule change. Just a week after a vote on the right to recusal led to contentious visits from Gov. Eric Greitens, Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard had to table a resolution many senators saw as an attempt by

The House Committee on Government Efficiency meets to hear legislation on Real ID and motor vehicle registration on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

Real ID opposition finally appears in House committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The issue of Real ID managed to make it through the entire Senate committee hearing last week without a single opponent speaking against the bill. But opposition to the federally-approved identification finally appeared in Tuesday afternoon’s hearing in the House Committee on Government Efficiency. Rep. Kevin Corlew is the sponsor of

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Real ID makes first appearance in committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With the deadline looming, Missouri lawmakers have renewed their push to get Real ID in the Show-Me State. Legislation to seeking to comply with the federal standard for identification was heard by the Senate Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs on Thursday morning, as well as two other bills. Both Sens.

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