Author: Scott Moyers

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 […]

PSC denies Great Plains request for expedited answer on Westar deal

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) unanimously approved four new orders at its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday in addition to hearing a 20-minute presentation from Summit Natural Gas. The PSC first approved a request from Windstream Missouri, LLC, asking that it reverse a decision of the […]

Missouri Chamber frustrated by Nixon vetoes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Chamber of Commerce has voiced its frustration about three of Gov. Jay Nixon’s vetoes on Tuesday, including one that would have allowed company owners to sell their businesses to employees rather than close up shop or sell to a competitor. The other two vetoes […]

Koster calls for legislature to get PDMP done

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In a scathing critique Tuesday, Chris Koster called on state lawmakers to “go beyond cheap words” and finally implement a prescription drug monitoring program in Missouri to help put an end to the opioid epidemic that killed more than 1,000 people in the state last year. […]

MEC dismisses Hawley complaint

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Ethics Commission (MEC) has thrown out a complaint against Missouri Attorney General candidate Josh Hawley, saying it could find “no reasonable grounds” that the MU law professor violated any campaign finance laws. The commission received a report on June 3 alleging that Hawley, a […]

Fitzpatrick suspicious about timing of income tax refunds

SHELL KNOB, Mo. – When Gov. Nixon announced Monday the Missouri Department of Revenue had paid all of its pending individual income tax refunds and that all corporate returns would be paid by the end of the day, it sounded like a good thing. But not to Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick. […]

Nixon vetoes constitutional carry bill; GOP vows to attempt override

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a constitutional carry gun rights bill on Monday, prompting GOP lawmakers to vow to attempt an override in September. Senate Bill 656, sponsored by state Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, would have removed requirements that gun owners would have to undergo training and background checks […]

Nixon signs ag bills at Missouri State Fair

SEDALIA, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon signed several agriculture-related bills at the Missouri State Fair on Friday. Flanked by Missouri Agriculture Director Richard Fordyce, the Democratic governor signed three pieces of legislation intended to strengthen the state’s beef cattle industry, promote the use of farm fuels and cut through layers […]

Politico picks ‘Star Wars’ characters for MO gubernatorial candidates

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away … OK, not really. It was Thursday morning. On an AM radio show. In Quincy, Ill. Still, that’s when Aaron Baker, director of corporate affairs for Axiom Strategies, took Missouri’s gubernatorial race to an intergalactic level. Baker, in his weekly […]

Hanaway again calls for halt to Syrian refugee relocation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — With reports of more Syrian refugees relocating into Missouri this week, Republican gubernatorial candidate and former Missouri House Speaker Catherine Hanaway has reiterated her position that, if elected, she would do everything within the power the governor’s office to stop the influx of such refugees until […]