Tag: Jeremy LaFaver

TWMP in Kansas City: Cierpiot and election analysis

On a special edition of This Week in Missouri Politics, the show hits Kansas City to celebrate its move into the KC television market. Scott Faughn sits down with one of the area’s most influential lawmakers in House Majority Floor Leader Mike Cierpiot. They discuss Donald Trump’s chances of winning […]

2016 #BarklageCup: Final 4

Voting has ended. For each #BarklageCup used on Twitter, $1 will be donated to the Epilepsy Foundation! So far, thousands of votes have been casts and the hashtag has also been used thousands of times. If you want to donate to the Foundation yourself, please go to https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/EpilepsyFoundationofMissouriK/TributesGiftsMemorials.html. 1 Jason Rosenbaum […]

Razer looks to replace departing LaFaver

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Born in the Missouri bootheel to graduating from the University of Missouri to living and working in Kansas City, Greg Razer, a deputy regional director of Northwest Missouri for Sen. Claire McCaskill, has been shaped by experiences in Missouri. Now, he wants to help govern the state by […]

LaFaver appointed to Missouri Children’s Trust Fund Board

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – House Speaker Todd Richardson appointed Representative Jeremy LaFaver, D-Kansas City, to serve on the board of directors for Missouri’s Children’s Trust Fund, filling the last legislative vacancy. “I’m looking forward to Rep. LaFaver’s work on the Children’s Trust Fund Board,” said Speaker Richardson. “He has a long […]

‘Right to Work’ override attempt defeated in the House

JEFFERSON CITY, M0. – HB 116, Republicans latest attempt at controversial “Right-to-Work” legislation lost its override attempt in the House during veto session after hours of floor debate, which garnered loud cheers and applause from full galleries of union members. One Democrat, Rep. Courtney Curtis, and 95 Republicans voted to […]

‘Constitutional Carry’ would eliminate CCW requirements

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Missouri lawmaker has filed a bill that would allow any legal gun owner to carry a concealed weapon without a CCW permit, eliminating all criminal penalties associated with failing to obtain a permit for a concealed weapon. Rep. Eric Burlison, a Springfield Republican, filed HB1250 […]

House leaders look to cut legislative research

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — House Speaker John Diehl began his tenure in leadership by reorganizing the committee structure of the Missouri House, a move that he said would streamline the legislative process. Now Diehl is looking to yet another reorganization that he says will improve the bill drafting process and […]

TWMP talks education, Kander, Rams, and more

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, a St. Louis Democrat, appeared before a guest panel yesterday and called an education bill expected for debate in the senate later tonight “the most significant legislation this year.” Nasheed was referring to the senate’s second attempt in as many years to pass […]

Schmitt says SB4 will make Missouri more competitive

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – For many legislators with districts bordering neighboring states, competitiveness is a constant concern. Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, has filed SB4, which was voted out of committee this morning, which he says would provide historic broad based tax relief for Missourians. The bill, which is consistent with […]

Blunt leads fight in Senate against Obama’s Executive Order on immigration

Saint Louis, Mo. — Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt has taken the lead in the Senate on opposing President Obama’s executive order granting legal status to thousands of undocumented immigrants bypassing Congress. “On more than 20 occasions, President Obama said he does not have the authority to take the executive action […]