Fall '24 Statewide Bench
Posts published by “Scott Faughn”
Scott Faughn is the publisher of The Missouri Times, owner of the Clayton Times in Clayton; SEMO Times in Poplar Bluff; and host of the only statewide political television show, This Week in Missouri Politics.
It looks like the field is set. A three way race for Governor on the republican side and a two way primary on the democrats side.
The house met for their winter caucus yesterday and while discussing several priorities for next session, many of which are hold overs from last session they of course discussed the controversies surrounding Speaker Plocher and some of the policies and procedures the house operates with.
Lost in the shuffle of the end of session this year is the issue of a proposed landfill in southern Jackson County near Raymore.
Being from southeast Missouri my respect and in the end love for Senator Ron Richard did not come naturally.
Cindy O'Laughlin came into office after four years of chaos and played a key role in restoring a relatively normal session of the Missouri Senate.
After two days of grindingly slow legislative progress, the senate finally came to a complete stop today as Senator Bill Eigel finally took to the floor.
When Senator Hough leaves the senate in 2026 he will leave as a big figure not only in the capitol but back home in Springfield as well.
The 21st is a new district that takes in 37% of the Kansas City suburbs in Clay County and 63% of rural central Missouri stretching all the way to Booneville and into Howard County.