Tag: Missouri Legislature

MoDOT’s turnover rate hovering around 10 percent, but what does it mean for Missouri’s transportation system?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – “Work smarter, not harder.” Or at least that’s the message that the Missouri Department of Transportation is getting from the Show-Me State. For years now, MoDOT has been struggling to keep employees from leaving the ship, as employees have increasingly left the department to find better-paying […]

How does a legislative special session work, and what could it mean for Chappelle-Nadal?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With calls for a special session swirling around the state, the question of just how the legislature could call a session in order is on the minds of many. Currently, the loudest cries are for a special session to deal with the expulsion of the recently […]

Schmitt urges Missouri Legislature: ‘Don’t be like Illinois’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt is calling on the state legislature to address a number of financial issues with one simple message: “Don’t be like Illinois.” In a letter penned to the state’s legislators, Schmitt compared Missouri’s current financial state to that of the neighboring Illinois, […]

Onder details the need for urgency regarding special session on abortion

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Sen. Bob Onder made an appearance on the June 11 epsiode of This Week in Missouri Politics to speak about the bill he and other legislators will be promoting during the upcoming special session called by Gov. Eric Greitens. Greitens’ call asks the General Assembly to […]

Legislative staffers join #moleg podcast to speak on upcoming special session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -As legislators assemble to prepare for the special session that was announced, two legislative staffers join the #MoLeg Podcast crew to talk about the upcoming special session on abortion. Hannah Beers of Sen. Ryan Silvey’s staff and Ryan Clearwater from the offices of Reps. Jay Barnes and […]

PSC lays out guidelines for new legislation on Missouri utilities

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After months of in-depth research and study, the Public Service Commission (PSC) has issued its final report on how Missouri policies on electric utility regulation could be improved. And in doing so, they also laid a set of guidelines for the Missouri legislature on any future […]

Let’s address the real problem: Abuse of power in the Missouri legislature

By Rep. Kip Kendrick, D-Columbia   Recently, we have seen two very serious ethics violations in the Missouri Legislature aired in the press.  As we all know, such legislator behavior is neither new, unique, nor isolated. The permissive culture in the legislature will continue until we enact and enforce meaningful ethics […]

Clean Line receives pocket approval from legislature

NEW LONDON, Mo. – On the heels of lawmakers voting to reject a House bill designed to stop the Grain Belt Express Clean Line project, Michael Skelly, President of Clean Line Energy, visited a Ralls County site of a Grain Belt Express Clean Line’s delivery station, a $100 million facility […]