Tag: James Harris

Court plan likely up for review after latest panel picks

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Appellate Judicial Commission is raising the eyebrows of some on the right at a time when some Republicans question the effectiveness of the Missouri Court plan. Wednesday night, the commission selected private practice attorney Benjamin Lipman, Judges Lisa Hardwick and Judge W. Brent Powell as […]

Court plan at center of determining new Supreme Court judge questioned by some, including Greitens

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On Feb. 28 and March 1, a select group of seven people will determine three candidates from a field of 31 to move onto the final selection process to become the next judge on the Missouri Supreme Court. Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court Patricia […]

TWMP: Sen. Paul Wieland, right-to-work and Senate drama

On this Sunday’s episode of This Week and Missouri Politics, Sen. Paul Wieland, R-imperial, stops by the program to discuss the drama in the Missouri over a pay raise resolution. He and host Scott Faughn talk about some senators’ decision to recuse themselves from voting on HCR 4, his own […]

Early childhood IP summary rewritten by appeals judge

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The early childhood initiative petition (IP) language was again changed this evening, as the Court of Appeals overturned the circuit court decision from May to vacate the fiscal note. Judge Alok Ahuja signed an opinion deeming the fiscal note as fair and sufficient, but declaring the […]

Randles, Parson launch TV spots in lieutenant governor’s race

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. —With campaign spots now in full swing this week, the GOP race for Missouri lieutenant governor is heating up and a recent poll suggests that Bev Randles has flip-flopped with her opponent, Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar, and taken the lead. Randles, an attorney and former chairwoman of Missouri […]

Koster denounces Brunner’s renewable fuel stance

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris Koster has launched what may amount to his first foray into the Republican primary by calling out businessman and Republican candidate John Brunner. Brunner said Monday that he told board members of the Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA) that he […]

Roorda’s position with the police union giving him an unexpected boost in the 22nd

ARNOLD, MO – The marquee race in the state politics has taken an unexpected turn thanks to the events in Ferguson. Rep. Jeff Roorda, D-Barnhart, is the business manager for the St. Louis Police Officer’s Association and Vice President of Shield of Hope, which is the charitable wing of the […]

What’s next for Tim Jones?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Tim Jones has likely presided over his last House session, barring Gov. Jay Nixon calling a special session between now and January. His time on the dais is over, begging the question, what’s next for Tim Jones? Jones indicated early on during his time as Speaker […]

History looking back more kindly on Matt Blunt’s tenure as Governor

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — As 2016 approaches, Republicans are focusing huge resources on winning the Governor’s mansion, which they haven’t held since the single term of Matt Blunt. Blunt’s time in office is, for Republican elected officials, the yardstick against which any other serious contender for the office will be measured. […]