Category: TWMP

Mathews promising GOP control in House

ST. LOUIS – As the Rep. Mike Cierpiot, the current majority floor leader, faces a special election during his last year in the House, Republicans have been competing to replace him. Rep. Rob Vescovo and Rep. Kirk Mathews are both currently vying for the position. Mathews joined host Scott Faughn […]

How much or little does experience mean for auditor’s race?

ST. LOUIS – Following Rep. Paul Curtman’s announcement for the state auditor’s race, the panelists on Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics talked about how the former Marine Sergeant would fare against Republican David Wasinger, a respectable St. Louis accountant and lawyer, and incumbent Democrat Nicole Galloway. While […]

Bukowsky: Dems involvement in SD 8 “diabolical”

ST. LOUIS – As the SD 8 special election heats up, the panelists on Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri talked about political strategies that could allow Democrat Hillary Shields a chance to win over Republican Rep. Mike Cierpiot and Independent Jacob Turk. Such a victory, as Democrat panelists […]

Schroer: Impeding traffic puts Missourians at risk

St. Charles County state representative plans to file a bill increasing penalties for blocking roadways ST. LOUIS – Rep. Nick Schroer defended his proposed bill to increase penalties for protestors blocking traffic on the October 15 episode of This Week in Missouri Politics. Schroer hopes his bill will increase safety and […]

Franks responds to protest, rap criticism

St. Louis representative urges people to learn the context of stories before making quick judgments ST. LOUIS – After a week of so-called “cheap shots,” Rep. Bruce Franks spoke out against his treatment on an Overtime episode of This Week in Missouri Politics. Last Thursday, the Daily Caller, a conservative […]

Franks, Spence talk ‘root causes’ for protests

ST. LOUIS – The panel of guests on Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics discussed why protestors in St. Louis are continuing to protest in the city almost a month after the decision which found former police officer Jason Stockley not responsible for the death of Anthony Lamar […]

Doubts loom over Democrat health care plan

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, Democrats spoke about their proposed state health care plan. The plan, named Healthy Missouri, is founded around several goals like expanding Medicaid, prioritizing veteran and women’s health care needs, and implementing a comprehensive PDMP to combat the […]

House members question KCI bid process

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following exchanges from Democrat and Republican Representatives from St. Louis about the Stockley verdict, the bi-partisan panel questioned the integrity of management of the Kansas City International Airport expansion bid process on Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics. Kansas City City Council members voted […]

Roorda blames politicians for escalated Stockley protests

Roberts says independent prosecutors needed JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On the September 24 episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, Jeff Roorda, the executive director of the St. Louis Police Officer’s Association, blamed politicians for the escalation of the Stockley protests. “You blame the politicians that aren’t honest about what […]