Tag: ethics reform

Copy and pasting deemed not great for constitutional amendments on podcast

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With Amendment 2 in effect for a few months now, #moleg podcast sat down with Chuck Hatfield, longtime attorney superstar in the Capitol, campaign finance extraordinaire, and a partner at Stinson Leonard Street law firm. The law, which took effect in June, establishes that candidate committees […]

Five topics that may prompt Greitens to call a special session

Gov. Eric Greitens hinted heavily at his end of session press conference that the Missouri General Assembly will come back for a special session. He gave the legislature an “incomplete” grade in answer to a question of how he would rate his own performance in his first legislative session as […]

A look at Greitens’ legislative promises in the last week of session

With the end of session coming up, several newspaper editorials and article from across the state focused on what the Gov. Eric Greitens and the Missouri General Assembly should make as their primary issues of import with five days remaining in the regular session. At The Missouri Times, we elected […]

Senators present list of bills they will not filibuster

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A group of Missouri senators used their time yesterday when the Senate adjourned after less than 10 minutes to produce a list of bills they felt would be uncontroversial if taken up by the chamber. Sen. Rob Schaaf, who has stood against Senate leadership and Gov. […]

Schaaf calls on Governor Greitens to bring ethics reform as promised

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – His voicemail flooded, calls around the clock, and his personal cell phone number made public… it was not a good weekend for Sen. Rob Schaaf. But just days after being attacked on social media and on the Senate floor for his ethics, Schaaf has turned the tables, […]

Greitens’ campaign promises begin to bear fruit

On the 76th day of his short tenure as governor, Eric Greitens signed Rep. Kevin Corlew’s expert witness standards bill that would move Missouri to the Daubert standard as opposed to its current statutory standard. It was a key tort reform measure Greitens mentioned in his State of the State […]

House Democrats look to hold Greitens accountable with ethics bills

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Democrats are looking to hold Gov. Eric Greitens accountable on his repeated promises to “drain the swamp” and rid Missouri of “politics as usual.” The minority party filed six bills that appeared before the House General Laws Committee Tuesday night, aimed at addressing issues of […]

Senate committee compares House and Senate bills on lobbyist gift restrictions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following a long night of debate on the Senate floor, members of the Senate Committee on Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics took up the issue of ethics reform once again. Tuesday morning’s hearing consisted of the presentation of two bills, Sen. Mike Kehoe’s SB 305 […]

Could Missouri pay for your political contributions?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Should Missourians get a tax credit for making campaign contributions? A new bill looks to do just that. Senate Bill 1, sponsored by Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, has been titled the ‘Taxation with Representation Act.’ The phrase is ‘no taxation without representation’ comes from America’s own […]

Greitens outlines plans in State of the State address

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In his first address to Missouri’s General Assembly, Gov. Eric Greitens renewed his call to lead the Show-Me State in a new direction. The political outsider’s first State of the State address consisted of a number of GOP reforms, while noticeably lacking any discussion of the […]