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Rep. Walker files legislation to provide funding for CHIP

CHIP funding needed to provide Missouri children with health insurance JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Rep. Cora Faith Walker on Friday filed legislation in the form of House Bill 1334 that would require the General Assembly to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in the event that federal funds […]

Schroer readies to file ‘Raise the Age’ bill once again

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Nick Schroer is looking to get the ball rolling quickly with his “Raise the Age” legislation, a bill he had previously filed during his first session as a state legislator. The Republican state representative from O’Fallon will once again be submitting the legislation when prefiling […]

Election Night 2017: Cierpiot surges to victory in SD 8 special

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Election Day has officially come and passed, and there will now be two new members joining the Missouri Legislature. But the biggest headline from Election Day across Missouri is Rep. Mike Cierpiot now becoming Senator-elect Cierpiot, following a decisive victory over up-and-comer Democrat Hillary Shields and […]

Dinkins chosen as GOP nominee to replace Fitzwater

ANNAPOLIS, Mo. – It’s official: Chris Dinkins will be the Republican nominee in the upcoming special election to replace Rep. Paul Fitzwater in the 144th District. Members of the district’s Republican Legislative Committee met Saturday at the Reynolds County Courthouse to select their nominee to run for the vacant seat after […]

Dan O’Neill announces campaign for District 21 State Representative

Democrat Dan O’Neill launches bid to replace term-limited Ira Anders INDEPENDENCE, MO – Dan O’Neill, lifelong Truman Democrat, announced on Wednesday that he will be running for State Representative in District 21. The district, currently held by term-limited Democrat Ira Anders, is based in eastern Jackson County, encompassing most of […]

McCaherty resigns, pivots to County campaign and service

HIGH RIDGE, Mo. – State Representative John McCaherty, R-High Ridge, has resigned his seat, shifting his focus to an already-announced race for Jefferson County executive. McCaherty, currently the front runner in the county executive race, has served in the House for 7 years, serving as one of the last remaining […]

Parson calls for special session to oust Chappelle-Nadal and restore in-home care budget cuts

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson is calling on the Missouri Legislature to call themselves to a special session to address the issue of how to restore funding to the in-home service cuts to more than 8,000 senior, disabled and veterans, but he also is asking the Senate […]

Korman considering a run for majority floor leader

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – If it appeared that things were settling down in the race to be the next majority floor leader, think again. Less than two weeks after Rep. Rocky Miller pulled his name from the race, another contender is eyeballing the prospective seat. Rep. Bart Korman, R-High Hill, […]

Caucus vote causes a commotion over issue of seniors’ vote

UPDATE: The House Majority Caucus will re-vote on the issue of the senior vote during veto session. Members were notified by the Speaker via email on Tuesday. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Some members of House Majority Caucus are reeling following the results of a vote during the summer caucus this […]

Walsh, Crawford claim victories for GOP in special elections

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Republicans have claimed two seats to add to their supermajorities in the Missouri General Assembly with two special election victories on Tuesday night. Republican candidate Sara Walsh claimed a victory over Democratic candidate Michela Skelton for the House seat in District 50, the seat formerly held […]