Category: House

Governor’s Office, House Democrats spar over board appointment removal

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Governor’s Office responded Thursday to a Wednesday statement from House Democrats saying the Governor’s removal of an unconfirmed Board of Education appointment was a violation of state law. “The House Democrats are flat wrong,” Parker Briden, governor’s press secretary said in a statement to the […]

How a left-wing Massachusetts company infiltrated the Department of Economic Development

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Marsha Haefner, chairman of the House Fiscal Oversight Committee, plans to question state government bureaucracy over hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars in payments to a Massachusetts company, Regional Economic Models Incorporated (REMI). REMI, an east coast corporation out of Massachusetts has ties to extremist […]

Ruth receives national award for work on newborn screening legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Missouri State Representative Becky Ruth has been honored with a national award for her 2017 legislation on newborn screening. The Republican from Festus was presented with the Abbey RareVoice Award Wednesday at a reception in Washington. The award is given out by the national organization, Rare Disease […]

Dogan announces his intent to run for Assistant Majority Floor Leader

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House has decided on who the next Majority Floor Leader will be, picking Rep. Rob Vescovo to fill the position following the departure of now Senator-elect Mike Cierpiot. But the race to become the next Assistant Majority Floor Leader is just getting started. So far, […]

Fitzpatrick: Tax reform debate making it hard to estimate revenues

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick is gearing up for his second year as the House Budget chair, and following an impressive first session, the Republican lawmaker knows that the next fiscal year will be just as trying, if not more. Fun fact: House Budget Chair @FitzpatrickMO is #MizzouMade and, […]

Vescovo selected as the next majority floor leader

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Rob Vescovo will be the next majority floor leader in the Missouri House of Representatives. The two-term Republican representative from Jefferson County was selected to fill the position left vacant by the outgoing Rep. Mike Cierpiot by the House Majority Caucus. “I want to thank […]

First committee hearing on healthcare markets leaves stakeholders asking for direction

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The first meeting of the Interim Committee on Stabilizing Missouri’s Health Insurance Markets, tasked with looking at Missouri’s healthcare options, seemed to end with one clear sentiment from those on the committee: they need an outline of the parameters they will be working in. The Wednesday […]

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 […]