Tag: Politics

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 […]

August 2017 tip sheet for 2018 released

The Missouri Times August 2017 Tip Sheet outlining statewide and legislative race outlooks for 2018 and beyond has been released. The Tip Sheet, another installment in a series of regularly released tip sheets, is the longest yet. Formatted as a PDF, readers can view online and download the document for […]

Jay Wasson: The Most Influential Senator?

In a body where, in theory, every senator is equal at the end of each session, some senators have a greater influence on legislation. Many say Sen. Jay Wasson, R-Nixa, may, in fact, be the most influential state senator in Missouri. Sen. Wasson gave The Missouri Times an open-ended amount […]

Fitzpatrick announces new ‘Modernize Missouri’ initiative

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick, R-Shell Knob, is looking for input on how to move the Show Me State forward. To aid in his endeavor, he announced the “Modernize Missouri” initiative, which will serve as a forum for Missouri citizens to submit and communicate their ideas on how […]

TWMP: Lt. Gov.-elect Parson and a Kansas City-filled panel

On Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics broadcasting from the Kansas City studio, host Scott Faughn talks with Lt. Gov.-elect Mike Parson about his ascension to the second highest office in the state, his plans to promote Missouri in the next four years, and his successful campaign against […]

TWMP: Congressman Jason Smith; Trump and Greitens transitioning into office

On Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, Missouri Congressman Jason Smith joins host Scott Faughn to discuss his new role in Congressional leadership as the new House Republican Conference Secretary. “Only four times in the last 100 years have we had this opportunity to lead, and if I’m […]

TWMP: Nasheed, photo voter ID and Koster’s lead in the polls

On Sunday’s episode of “This Week in Missouri Politics,” Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, joins host Scott Faughn to discuss her opposition to the gun bill and the photo voter ID bill, and the controversy she generated when she sat during the Pledge of Allegiance during veto session as an […]

TWMP: Veto session, the gun bill and the 2016 Governor’s race

On This Week in Missouri Politics, host Scott Faughn talks with Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, to talk about the passage of the controversial “gun bill,” the agricultural disaster bill, and the photo voter ID bill during Wednesday’s veto session. They also discuss the governor’s race and his thoughts on Eric […]