Tag: Missouri

Nonstop November Action: Winners and Losers

November is typically a sleepy month in off-year Missouri politics, but not in 2017. Normally there are only a few weeks between the end of the Cardinals season and the pre-filing of bills. However, as October is silent for yet another year, it seems that the entire state is restless […]

Munzlinger to pre-file legislation to add a new crop to Missouri’s fields

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tomorrow, Sen. Brian Munzlinger will pre-file legislation to add legal industrial hemp to the list of crops that Missouri farmers have in their rotations. “Many of us grew up using an old hemp rope,” said Munzlinger. “Today, we’re just working to return to those roots. This […]

Execution date set for Russell ‘Too Sick to be Executed’ Bucklew

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tuesday, a 20-year legal battle over Russell Bucklew’s execution ended. In June 1997, Bucklew was found guilty of first-degree murder and was sentenced to be executed. In 1998, the judgment was upheld and then later stayed. In 2000, the post-conviction relief was overruled and his judgment […]

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of Nov. 6, 2017

Greitens heads to Israel in final trade mission of the year JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It’s been a relatively busy week for Gov. Eric Greitens, though the majority of his time has been spent outside of the Show-Me State. This week, the Republican governor traveled to Israel for a trade […]

First committee hearing on healthcare markets leaves stakeholders asking for direction

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The first meeting of the Interim Committee on Stabilizing Missouri’s Health Insurance Markets, tasked with looking at Missouri’s healthcare options, seemed to end with one clear sentiment from those on the committee: they need an outline of the parameters they will be working in. The Wednesday […]

Eigel proposing reducing income tax from 5.9% to 4.8% for small business owners

MERA proposal seeks to reduce tax burden for all incomes, reducing income tax and increasing gas tax ST. CHARLES, Mo. – State Senator Bill Eigel, R-St. Charles, will file the Missouri Economic Relief Act (MERA), hoping to re-align government spending priorities by decreasing the income tax and increasing fuel use […]

Fordyce nominated as state executive director of Farm Service Agency

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Immediate past director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture Richard Fordyce has been nominated as Missouri’s state executive director of the Farm Service Agency by President Donald Trump. The Farm Service Agency is the state-level USDA executive arm tasked with implementing programs and policies established in D.C. […]

Auditor cites fiscal note issues, but 2017 House bill could have addressed some concerns

Rep. Hannah Kelly to file bill again in December JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Recent findings by State Auditor Nicole Galloway’s office have brought into question the legislative process for estimating the financial impact proposed legislation will have on state funds. The report, issued by the Auditor’s Office on October 11, […]