Tag: John Diehl

Leaders credit Koster for filling leadership void during Ferguson, but some accounts differ

ST. LOUIS – The recent gubernatorial forum had its fair share of contentious moments between Attorney General Chris Koster and Republican nominee Eric Greitens. However, a comment Greitens made about Koster’s handling of the protests and subsequent riots in Ferguson raised eyebrows and sparked a flurry of varying accounts from […]

Part One: 10 of the Most Fascinating People of 2015

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay No politician moved the needle more in 2015 than St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay. After leading on the issue of equality in marriage last year, Slay led on a host of public policy issues this year. He was at the front of the ban the […]

Rizzo wants broader scope, public hearings for intern policy task force

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The capitol was still reeling from the abrupt resignation of one House Speaker and the election of his replacement when it was announced that the chamber would form a task force to re-write policies that related to interns and sexual harassment. House Speaker Todd Richardson seized […]

‘Dress code’ suggestion takes spotlight as House looks to new rules against sexual harassment

St. Louis — When some state lawmakers responded to proposed framework of a new code-of-conduct governing House members and their interns and staff with the suggestion of a mandatory dress code, the push for a new sexual harassment policy in the Capitol was temporarily derailed. The suggestion that the House adopt […]

Cierpiot hopes to bring experience to majority floor leader role

ST. LOUIS – After former Majority Floor Leader Todd Richardson left his position to become the speaker of the house in the tumultuous final hours of the 2015 legislative session, Rep. Mike Cierpiot, R-Lee’s Summit, took over the Republican Caucus in the House for a few hours. Tomorrow, he’ll lobby […]

PHOTOS: Richardson takes the reins

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Majority Floor Leader Todd Richardson, R-Poplar Bluff, was nominated, elected by acclamation, and sworn in as Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives today after the resignation of Speaker John Diehl, R-Town and Country. Speaker Diehl spoke to the body, apologizing for his actions. Mark Lee […]