Tag: columbia

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, […]

Governor pitches Missouri to Amazon, touting hyperloop and the future

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Who wants Amazon’s second headquarters in their city? Basically everyone. Missourians and cities across the nation have utilized several different avenues in their attempt to draw the attention of Amazon, including Kansas City Mayor Sly James’ reviewing of Amazon products, Tucson’s sending of a 21-foot saguaro […]

Legal victory paves the way for three abortion clinics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Four judges in the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit denied a request Monday afternoon that would have prevented Planned Parenthood from opening health clinics in Springfield, Joplin, and Columbia. The court’s decision affirms an earlier injunction which allows the facilities to pursue licenses after […]

Columbia Councilman hopes to add marijuana reform to lobbying agenda

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Columbia City Councilman Michael Trapp spoke at the Better Way Missouri PAC meeting about his desire to add marijuana reform to the city’s lobbying agenda. In doing so, he feels that cannabis will act as a “harm reduction substitute” and a deterrent from Columbians’ addiction to opioid […]

Compensated protesters protest Trump in Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. – After a student organized a protest last Friday evening at the University of Missouri campus, an individual named Tyler solicited on Craigslist, a popular online classified site, for paid protesters. The protest was planned for Monday evening in front of the Columbia City Hall, where protesters were to be […]

Hundreds of Missouri teachers gather for annual convention

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Teachers from across the state are gathering to discuss their legislative plans for the 2017 year. More than 750 delegates will convene in Columbia for the annual Missouri State Teachers Association (MSTA) convention, which begins Thursday, November 10th. The delegates will set their association’s legislative agenda, as […]

New polls: Webber-Rowden tied, Sifton opening lead on Jotte

COLUMBIA, Mo. – New polls from the Missouri Times released late Friday show a tie between Democratic Rep. Stephen Webber and Republican Rep. Caleb Rowden in their race to become the next state senator in Senate District 19 with 45 percent of the electorate apiece. That race is the only race […]

MHDC holds first hearing in road to funding new housing projects

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri Housing Development Commission met in Columbia to hold a public hearing for the first round of permanent financing and tax credit applications across mid-Missouri. Roughly 100 people attended the hearing to pitch projects from Boonville to Osage Beach and Moberly to Warsaw. Two members of […]

Mid-Missouri Republicans campaign on support of gun bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A few Columbia-area Republican candidates held a rally at the Green Valley Rifle and Pistol Club in Hallsville to celebrate the veto override of SB 656, colloquially known as the “gun bill.” Rep. Chuck Basye, along with Republican candidates for representative Cheri Reisch of Hallsville and […]