Tag: bill eigel

Eigel proposing reducing income tax from 5.9% to 4.8% for small business owners

MERA proposal seeks to reduce tax burden for all incomes, reducing income tax and increasing gas tax ST. CHARLES, Mo. – State Senator Bill Eigel, R-St. Charles, will file the Missouri Economic Relief Act (MERA), hoping to re-align government spending priorities by decreasing the income tax and increasing fuel use […]

Transportation Taskforce unsure how best to improve Missouri infrastructure

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The 21st Century Transportation System Task Force met Wednesday to discuss strategies to finance improving Missouri’s infrastructure. At the meeting, the task force proposed various options to include raising the gas tax, differentiating between urban and rural infrastructures, complying with federal stipulations to receive federal funds, […]

Threat assessment amendment depends on utilities bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following a frayed relationship with Donald Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has threatened to strike America with an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack – a move that could cripple the United States’ electric grid. Missouri, as well as other states in America, is vulnerable to EMP […]

Curtman launches exploratory campaign to 700

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – State Rep. Paul Curtman launched his exploratory committee Saturday to a packed room of supporters. Curtman was introduced by State Sen. Bill Eigel and former State. Sen. Jim Lembke. “I understand already how important it is to have the right people in the right place,” Eigel […]

This Week in Missouri Politics: Lots of trust in Steelman; Richardson makes it clear who runs the house

The new year rang in with every shrieking cries of alarm over a budget deficit that some of the more dramatic put at over $500 million. This led to a great deal of weeping and gnashing of teeth about the apocalyptic budget shortfalls. However, in the end, it came down […]

Release: Senator-Elect Eigel Announces Legislative Staff

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Senator Elect Bill Eigel is excited to announce Jacob Scott as Chief of Staff and Carter Ballmann as Legislative Assistant. Jacob, originally from Savannah, Missouri is a graduate of Missouri Western State University, where he served as SGA President and is a School of Education […]

Eigel poised to become strong business advocate in the Senate

ST. LOUIS – The Missouri General Assembly has always been strongly represented in the chamber by senators and representatives with strong ties and connections to the business communities in the St. Louis area, but with the departure of political stalwarts like Sen. Eric Schmitt, Sen. Tom Dempsey, or even former […]

Senate Tip Sheet: Eight Days Before General Election

The Senate has pretty much broken down into one competitive race and one to keep an eye on. Because Republicans have won so many seats and two of the Democrat-leaning districts have Republican incumbents seeking reelection with Sen. Gary Romine and Sen. Ryan Silvey, the map is very small. Republicans […]

October Tip Sheet: Senate

COMPETITIVE – 1 SD 19 (D+0.7) OPEN – Schaefer COMPETITIVE This race will be the second most competitive in the entire state after the gubernatorial contest. Rep. Caleb Rowden is an excellent campaigner and can push a message of his being in the majority party where he can keep Mizzou […]

Koenig looks towards general election after come-from-behind primary win

ST. LOUIS – The polls leading up to the state Senate race in the 15th District looked grim for Rep. Andrew Koenig. Down nine points to former Rep. Rick Stream just a week out from the election, it appeared that Stream would rejoin the General Assembly after a two year […]