Author: Benjamin Peters

Benjamin Peters is a reporter for the Missouri Times and Missouri Times Magazine, and also produces the #MoLeg Podcast. He joined the Missouri Times in 2016 after working as a sports editor and TV news producer in mid-Missouri. Benjamin is a graduate of Missouri State University in Springfield. To contact Benjamin, email benjamin@themissouritimes.com or follow him on Twitter @BenjaminDPeters.

Rep. Berry files bill to cap electric rates and modernize Missouri’s energy grid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After calls from several consumer groups in the Show-Me State for a utility rate cap, it seems that the legislation to create such a policy is primed for debate in the next legislative session. Rep. T.J. Berry pre-filed a bill that would cap the average electric […]

Greitens replaces five Missouri Veterans Commissioners, calls for removal of Carter and Kay

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Eric Greitens is taking action after the results of an independent investigation into the embattled St. Louis Veterans Home found “serious” issues. In a press conference held Monday morning outside the home, the Republican governor announced that he had replaced all five members of the […]

Republicans lining up to fill Curtman’s shoes in the 109th District

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Paul Curtman’s term as a state representative will come to an end in 2018, but it seems that the district already has some conservatives looking to fill the vacancy. Two men from Washington announced their intent to seek the 109th district seat in the Missouri […]

The search for a new commissioner: What qualities will they be looking for?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It’s been one week since the Missouri State Board of Education relieved Commissioner Margie Vandeven of her duties with a 5-3 vote, and the search for the next commissioner seems to be in the early stages. It was announced this week that the Board would meet […]

Looking to 2018: Prefiled bills that could play a major role in the upcoming legislative session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Just one month from now, the halls of Missouri’s State Capitol will be once again filled with lawmakers, lobbyists and legislative aides for the beginning of the next legislative session. But the work is already underway, with the prefiling of bills beginning on Friday, Dec. 1. […]

A Retrospective On The 30-Year Career Of The 55th Governor Of The State Of Missouri, Jay Nixon: Part 4

Over the past couple weeks, our publisher Scott Faughn spent nearly 8 hours with Governor Nixon discussing every aspect of his career from growing up in DeSoto, to the State Senate, as Attorney General, and his time in the Governor’s Mansion. More Missourians cast their votes to elect Jay Nixon […]

Missouri Fraternal Order of Police endorses Roorda in Jefferson County’s county executive race

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Former state representative Jeff Roorda is now able to put the first notch on his belt in his mission to become the next county executive for Jefferson County. Last week, Roorda received his first endorsement in the race, which came from the Missouri Fraternal Order of […]