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Holsman amendment waylays Senate leadership rule change

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


Senate Leader Names Senate Committee Chairmen

Revamped Committees and Committee Assignments Also Announced for the 2017 Legislative Session JEFFERSON CITY— Senate Leader Ron Richard, R-Joplin, announced today 21 Senate committees that will hold public hearings and draft legislation this session. This year, the committees have been restructured to better hear testimony on the issues that are important to Missourians today. “As

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

Legislative leaders optimistic about working with Greitens despite corruption accusations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As legislative caucuses voted on new leadership roles in the past few days, Gov.-elect Eric Greitens came to Jefferson City to make inroads with a General Assembly he has maligned at times on the campaign trail. Judging by the reactions of most members of the chamber, you wouldn’t know that he

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Nixon withholds more money after veto session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday that he would slash $60 million from the state budget after Wednesday’s veto session. That figure comes in addition to the $115 million Nixon withheld in July. Nixon cited two vetoed bills, SB 641 and SB 1025, overridden by the legislature as the reason for further cuts. SB 1025, from

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Richard defends Senate Republicans against Greitens’ campaign attacks

Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard responded to accusations from the Eric Greitens campaign that a fund used to feed Senate staffers who worked late nights was corruption. A state auditor report found that the Senate administrator kept an account outside of the state treasury to solicit lobbyist donations to feed staffers working late nights.

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Galloway releases findings on House and Senate audits

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Auditor Nicole Galloway said Monday that both the Senate and the House of Representatives earned ratings of “good” in audits performed by her office. However, parts of her audits insisted that both chambers still had work to do when it came to its Sunshine Law records policies, personnel policies regarding administrative leave


Richardson names Forsee, Washington, Sinquefield, and Duncan to Mizzou commission

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri House Speaker Todd Richardson named his appointees to the University of Missouri System Review Commission on Wednesday — a list that includes former UM System President Gary Forsee, Maryville University professor Pamela Washington, Mizzou steering committee member Jeanne Sinquefield, and former MU vice chancellor for research Robert Duncan. The appointments on

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State Republicans unite at convention and elect slate

BRANSON, Mo. – Early in the delegation selection process, mostly at the local conventions, there was drama and fighting, especially between supporters of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. But the GOP comes out of the state convention in Branson with little drama and united behind one goal: beat Hillary Clinton. Turnout at the convention was a little higher than

Schaefer speaks on the Senate floor, April 7, 2016

Senate passes budget despite disagreements on health care, Mizzou, and Planned Parenthood funding

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It took the Missouri Senate just one long Thursday session to pass along most of the FY 2017 state budget with few changes after the Senate Appropriations Committee process. Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, said the process was fairly painless. “It went relatively well. People have their own ideas