Tag: filibuster

Rowden: ‘There are two paths forward’ for the Senate

ST. LOUIS – Sen. Caleb Rowden is the featured guest on Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, and he spent much of his time talking with host Scott Faughn about the drama in the Senate, including his own inquiry of Sen. Rob Schaaf, the man who ground the […]

Greitens nonprofit attacks Schaaf, posts senator’s personal phone number online

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A nonprofit created explicitly to support the agenda of Gov. Eric Greitens attacked Sen. Rob Schaaf Thursday evening by tweeting his private, personal cell phone number and promoting the tweet. A New Missouri, Inc.’s Twitter account used a promoted tweet, classifying it as an ad, which means they […]

Dixon comments on Capitol culture changes and the difficulties that come with it

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following a long night in the Missouri Senate as the body debated the contentious circuit breaker tax break for hours on end, Sen. Bob Dixon joined the crew of the #MoLeg Podcast to share his thoughts on a number of topics. Though he covered a variety […]

Comprehensive energy bill stalled by Senate filibuster

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A bill that would revise a lot of the state’s energy policies and change ratemaking laws stalled in the Senate due to two Republicans who fear it would increase rates on small businesses and residential consumers. Sen. Ryan Silvey had hoped to reach a vote on […]

Photo voter ID bill overcomes filibuster

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Senate Republicans saw their opportunity to pass a photo voter ID law Monday night, and they took it. The bill passed 24-8 along party lines with no discussion Tuesday. With both Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-St. Louis, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, absent Monday night, two of […]

5 Questions: Senator Dr. Bob Onder on SJR39

Sen. Dr. Bob Onder, R-O’Fallon, is sponsoring SJR39, which was filibustered for a record-setting 39 hours this past week. The filibuster came to a halt with the rare motion of PQ being used to halt the debate, and the senate passed the measure. If and when the House passes the […]

TWMP: Auditor Nicole Galloway and the Missouri Republican Presidential Primary

On Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, host Scott Faughn welcomes first-time guest Auditor Nicole Galloway to talk about her first year in office, the crazy week in the Missouri Senate – including her pride in Senate Democrats for filibustering and her personal opposition to SJR 39 – and […]

Senate Democrats filibuster paycheck protection to no avail

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – “With all due respect, this is some bullsh*t.” To a gunshot of a gavel bang and several moans of displeasure, Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, was harshly reprimanded Tuesday night for breaking decorum in the first of many hours of debate over a “paycheck protection” bill carried by […]

What you need to know about the debate that kept the Senate up all night

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, the Senate entertained its first filibuster of session over a bill sponsored by Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, that would alter Missouri’s collateral source rule in a few different ways. The debate lasted until approximately 6:16 a.m. Saturday, meaning it spanned for just […]