New House Rules Increase the Power of the Speaker to Deal with the Senate

Jefferson City, MO - The Missouri House voted today on rule changes that could represent a major shift in how the House and Senate...

Rep. Smith Put Principle Over Ambition in Lt. Governor Vacancy Bill

Collin Reischman Rep. Jason Smith is sponsoring a bill that would change the way vacancies are handled in statewide offices. Smith’s bill might seem, to...

‘Consent of the Governed’ Rally in Capitol Draws Crowd

by Collin Reischman An annual rally, hosted by the Missouri Leadership Project, titled “Consent of the Governed,” was held in the Capitol rotunda on Wednesday,...

House Bill Aimed at Allowing Teachers to Conceal-and-Carry in Public Schools

by Collin Reischman Rep. Mike Kelley of district 127 pre-filed serveral bills, including HB 68, which would make October “Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.” However, Kelley said...

Missouri Forest Products Association Hosting Legislative Breakfast

by Collin Reischman A legislative breakfast hosted by the Political Action Committee of the Missouri Forest Products Association will be held at 7:30 am on...

Part 2 of our Conversation with Senator John Lamping

In part 2 of our conversation with Senator John Lamping we discussed the China Hub, his thoughts on meeting with the Governor, and some...

Continued From the Print Edition: Part One of Our Conversation with Senator John Lamping

Conventional wisdom had a plan for the state senate this session, but then again, so did Senator John Lamping. In a very candid interview...

Hummel Seeks To Ban the Smoke-Filled Room….Literally

Jefferson City, MO — Fresh off his introduction of legislation to reform Missouri ethics law — aimed at eliminating the smoke-filled room of back...

House Committee Chairs Announced

Collin Reischman The Missouri Times The House leadership is spending the next few days negotiating and deliberating over new committee Chair and Vice Chair positions. Sources...

Transportation Commission Releases Report Citing Needs for Increased M0DOT Funding

by Collin Reischman A Blue Ribbon commission, established by former House Speaker Steve Tilley to examine the transportation needs of Missouri, held a press conference...

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