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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

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

Speaker Todd Richardson speaks on his amendment to the charter school bill March 15, 2017. (Ben Peters/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

House passes charter school legislation in close vote before Spring Break

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Speaker Todd Richardson scored a major victory Thursday with the narrow 83-76 passage of Rep. Rebecca Roeber’s bill to expand the charter school bill system. Roeber’s bill will allow charter schools to establish themselves in any district which has at least one school building which scores below a 60 percent on

Rep. Jon Carpenter (right) lobbies Rep. Mike Moon (left) to vote agaisnt an emergency clause on Rep. Jason Chipman's minimum wage bill March 9, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Minimum wage restriction passes through House

Emergency clause passes by the skin of its teeth JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House voted to pass a bill which would bar St. Louis, Kansas City, and other municipalities from raising their minimum wage above the state level, but not without a slight hiccup. When the House began voting for an emergency clause, several Republican

Speaker Todd Richardson speaking on the House floor March 8, 2017 (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Minimum wage bill gets speedy approval from House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The house perfected a bill aimed at stopping a minimum wage increase in St. Louis from going into effect. Rep. Jason Chipman’s legislation would prevent any city, town, or other municipality from raising their local minimum wage above the state’s own minimum hourly rate. Previous statutes passed by the legislature in

Missouri NAACP President Rod Chapel (center) speaks regarding Rep. Bill Lant's attempt to silence his testimony on a discrimination bill Feb. 14, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Beatty, MO NAACP president call for Lant to step down as chair of Litigation Reform Committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following the silencing of Missouri NAACP President Rod Chapel at Monday evening’s Special Committee on Litigation Reform, House Democrats and left-leaning organizations and advocacy groups called for Rep. Bill Lant, R-Pineville, to be removed from his position as chair of the committee. Chapel said Lant should apologize to the members of the state

Rep. Kevin Corlew discusses his Daubert standard expert witness bill Jan. 23, 2017.

Tort reform measures from McGaugh and Corlew passed out of House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The passage and signing of right-to-work into law overshadowed almost everything else occurring in the Capitol. However, House Republicans also passed two important tort reform measures last week previously stymied in other years by Gov. Jay Nixon. Rep. Joe Don McGaugh’s collateral source rule bill and Rep. Kevin Corlew’s expert witness

TWMP Panel

TWMP: Speaker Todd Richardson and right-to-work

On Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, House Speaker Todd Richardson stops by the program to discuss a busy legislative week in Jefferson City. They discuss right-to-work passing through the Senate and how quickly it will go through the House, and the possibility it could get on Gov. Eric Greitens’ desk by Friday.

Haahr Emerging Issues

Haahr’s professional licensing bill regulates government instead of businesses

On his second day in office, Gov. Eric Greitens stood behind the governor’s desk in his office on the second floor with a mountain of boxes filled with paper stacked around him. His staff live streamed the proceedings over Facebook. “Folks, this isn’t a stunt,” he said. “These are the actual rules and regulations people

Sen. Dan Brown debates his right-to-work bill Jan. 24, 2017.

Senate sends right-to-work to House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Senate third read and passed Sen. Dan Brown’s right-to-work bill just before noon Thursday. Though the most significant hurdle came Wednesday night in the perfection of the bill, sending SB 19 to the House effectively ensures it will become law. Rep. Holly Rehder’s right-to-work bill passed through the House

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

Federalist Society holds inaugural Missouri Capitol Forum

The Missouri chapters of the Federalist Society convened Monday morning for its first Missouri Capital Forum. The conservative and libertarian legal organization used the small convention to discuss efforts by the Missouri Legislature to enact new laws regarding tort reform and other changes to the legal process. After a brief breakfast in the Capitol Rotunda,

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