In a vote held Tuesday afternoon, the 116 Republicans comprising the House’s supermajority cast their votes to decide who should take over when Speaker Todd Richardson leaves the office at the end of 2018.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It seems that, pending a review of petitions by Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, Missouri labor unions’ efforts in the fight to push back right-to-work laws from taking effect in the Show-Me State have been successful. Thousands of anti-RTW protesters crowded the State Capitol on Friday […]
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Uncertainty and reluctant acceptance seem to be the general attitude of many following Gov. Eric Greitens’ executive order establishing a prescription drug monitoring program. “That was not a good day,” Rep. Robert Ross said while appearing on This Week in Missouri Politics. “I was extremely frustrated.” […]
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” That quote, often attributed to Winston Churchill, was the sentiment shared by former Sen. Jason Crowell while speaking about the state’s current tax environment as he advocated for changing the state’s economic development programs. “This […]
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Speaker Pro Tem Elijah Haahr, R-Springfield, has become the second official candidate to become the next House Speaker of Missouri after sitting Speaker Todd Richardson leaves office at the end of 2018 due to term limits. Rep. Robert Cornejo, R-St. Peters, officially entered the race last week. In an […]
House Democrats cite dysfunction for low number of bills Just moments after House Democrats scored two unexpected victories in the House, Speaker Todd Richardson emerged into the House Lounge with his caucus in tow to explain the major policy changes the Republican supermajority has instituted since Jan. 4. “For nearly a […]
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Holly Rehder’s prescription drug monitoring plan continues to whiplash in the House, as the sponsoring representative moved Thursday to again refuse the Senate position on the bill. The House first rejected the Senate’s position on HB 90 April 18 after a heavily amended version came […]
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House’s informal Conservative Caucus, made up of Republicans with a libertarian bent, will not support Rep. Holly Rehder’s prescription drug monitoring act, which yesterday saw its conference committee dissolved. Despite changes made to the bill in the Senate by libertarian-esque conservatives in the upper chamber, […]