Tag: Eric Burlison

Hough jumps into SD30 to replace Dixon

Arthur, Austin, Anderson, Richard, Kehoe lend support JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – News of Caleb Arthur pulling out of the race for Springfield’s Senate District 30 seat was quickly followed Tuesday morning by the announcement of another candidate joining the race. Former state representative and current Greene County Commissioner Lincoln Hough […]

Hough running for Wasson’s seat, will face Burlison in primary

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Greene County Commissioner Lincoln Hough ended months-long speculation he would run for term-limited Sen. Jay Wasson’s seat by confirming that he would seek an office in Jefferson City again, as first reported by the Springfield News-Leader. Hough left the House in 2016 to run for Greene County […]

Allocable share repeal proposition met with opposition

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster announced Monday the State of Missouri has negotiated a settlement with major tobacco companies to resolve a contract dispute pertaining to 12 years of annual tobacco payments to the State. The settlement will be contingent upon the General Assembly passing a law before April […]

NRA-ILA releases bill highlights

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The National Rifle Association – Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) has released a list of pro- and anti-gun bills the association will be watching this legislative session. The largest Second Amendment proponent in the country promised that they will “continue to advance reforms that promote and protect your Second […]

Republican civil war continues over adding business regulations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Twenty state representatives are being attacked across the state by a Humphreys Family-funded committee, The Committee for Accountable Government in Missouri, who today announced the beginning of a campaign to “hold the group responsible” for their votes against Right-to-Work. The committee called the proposal “pro-growth” in a statement […]

Richardson: RTW needs GOP governor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – This year’s veto session let out almost six hours before last year’s – but not for lack of strenuous debate on two of the most hotly debated bills of the year: HB116, aka the “Right-to-Work” bill, and HB722, the “Bag Bill,” which prohibits municipalities to set their own […]

AFP targets ‘no’ vote districts on RTW

DOE RUN, Mo. – House Republicans who voted no on Right to Work legislation this past session are seeing constituents receive mailers on the subject as veto session approaches. Rep. Linda Black, R-Doe Run, reached out to friends and constituents who may have been confused by the mailer, further clarifying that […]

Burlison opposes tobacco tax hike for universities

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Rep. Eric Burlison, R-Springfield, took to the pages of the Springfield News-Leader this week to blast a plan backed by Attorney General Chris Koster and state treasurer Clint Zweifel to increase the state’s tobacco tax in order to send more money to public universities. Zweifel and Koster, the […]

MO GOP approves RTW resolution

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — While Missourians wait in anticipation for a September veto session that might see Republicans attempting to override a gubernatorial veto of Right-to-Work legislation, the Missouri Republican Party is hoping to jockey support with their own resolution. The Missouri Republican State Committee approved a resolution last Saturday supporting […]