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.
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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.
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.
Because Senator Arthur was sworn in at veto session after her special election she cannot run for another term. That will leave a top-tier general election next fall.
He is the most interesting politician in the entire legislature this session. He could run for AG, which he has expressed some interest in, he could choose any other statewide office, he could put his name in for one of the two Supreme Court vacancies, or just finish out his senate term sitting on his huge warchest and wait for the next opportunity.
This will be a defining moment for Bailey. If he is able to win this case and assist a new prosecutor in establishing a competent office he will have the gratitude of the St. Louis business community, legal community, and become a folk hero to the suburbs.
Former Rep. Mark Richardson who was honored last week at Senator Bean’s Taste of the South event is an example of the vast impact you can make without ever serving a day in the majority.
The senate got underway last week in almost normal fashion with a filibuster from the democrats over the banning of critical race theory.
The bottom line is that there is no one that is gonna help rural Missourah but rural Missourahians. The only way through this is to be happy that St. Louis already has charter schools and good for them, and invite them to keep them there. Personally, I think it's a fine thing to try new things where existing school districts have failed.