Tag: Denny Hoskins

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 […]

State Senate Tip Sheet: July 2016

Heading into the home stretch of the primary season and with the 2nd quarter financial reports in, we took a look at the contested primary and general senate elections in the state.   COMPETITIVE PRIMARIES #1 SD 23 TOSS UP R+3.3 (Dempsey) This race is a TOSS UP, but it […]

Oversight and Accountability to hear first ethics bills

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Speaker Todd Richardson vowed in his opening day speech to refer all ethics bills, and alas, they have. The Government Oversight and Accountability Committee, chaired by Rep. Jay Barnes, R-Jefferson City, will hear their first seven ethics bills Monday at noon. Bills heard include disclosure report […]

Legislature to weigh $12 million in new agriculture tax credits

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Cattlemen’s Association and a cadre of other agricultural groups joined lawmakers from around the state today to tout new legislation aimed at incentivizing new farmers to invest in Missouri operations. House Speaker Pro Tem Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg, and Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Lewis County, filed […]

Richardson chosen as House Republicans elect leadership

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri House Republicans of the 98th General Assembly elected Rep. Todd Richardson, R-Poplar Bluff, to serve as their new Majority Floor Leader under Speaker-elect John Diehl, R-Town and Country. The 117 Republicans that won office last night in the Missouri House came to Jefferson City today […]

House moves forward with gun nullification bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri House of Representatives gave first round approval to a bill that would prohibit any federal gun regulations in Missouri and open law enforcement officials to civil liability if they try to enforce them. The bill is similar, but not identical, to a bill vetoed […]