Five questions with Rep. Shawn Rhoads, R-West Plains

1. What was your first campaign experience? My first campaign experience was knocking on doors for the school district election seven years ago. I...

ISRS legislation unlikely to move in 2014 legislative session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Legislation that would have allowed investor-owned utilities to increase rates on consumers immediately to fund future infrastructure upgrades didn’t have...

Jones, Kelly discuss bonding as a priority for 2014

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In the final days of the legislative session, a House Joint Resolution that would have created a nearly $1 billion...

Interim committee heads talk big tasks before next session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — While the legislative session may be only a few short winter and spring months, the work of lawmaking doesn’t ever...

Interim education committee plans listening tour

ST. LOUIS — The House Interim Education Committee announced Wednesday afternoon that they will be touring the state following veto session in late September. Among...

House committee to decrease government size wraps up first day of hearings

ST. LOUIS — The House Downsizing State Government Committee started its three-day listening tour Tuesday morning in Clayton, Mo., where the four members who...

Following Nixon’s veto, the future of Doe Run and HB 650 remain in limbo

ST. LOUIS — Supporters of House Bill 650 weren’t surprised to hear that the governor vetoed the legislation that might be the last hope...

Senate Majority Caucus policy director, Ryan Nonnemaker, steps down

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Ryan Nonnemaker, former Senate Majority Caucus communications director and current policy director, has stepped down from his position to take...

Legislative Black Caucus Foundation hosts youth conference

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — One week after hosting a professional development conference in St. Louis, the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus is hosting its annual...

Nixon signs school resource officer legislation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon signed a bill permitting schools in Missouri to commission local police as school resource officers for safety...

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