Tag: Rep. John McCaherty

Linton, Revis look to square off in HD 97 special election

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The special election to replace the outgoing Rep. John McCaherty may be months away, but that doesn’t mean the candidates are resting easily. Right now, two candidates have thrown their hats into the ring to replace McCaherty, who left office to run for Jefferson County Executive […]

Department of Corrections hearing leaves questions unanswered, irks legislators

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Frustration from lawmakers filled the latest hearing of the committee designed to investigate a glut of harassment allegations in the Missouri Department of Corrections. House members on the Subcommittee on Corrections Workforce Environment and Conduct heard testimony Thursday morning from two officials within the department that […]

Right-to-work passed by House on inevitable journey to Greitens’ desk

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Debate alternated between heartfelt to contentious to passionate to sobering between members of the House as the body perfected Holly Rehder’s right-to-work bill 100-58 Wednesday, passing it Thursday 100-59. The issue has divided Missourians and that divide was on full display Wednesday over the course of […]

McCaherty praises final passage of ports bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. John McCaherty, R-Murphy, praised the House’s passage of SB 861, encouraging investment in Missouri’s ports. The Senate passed the measure, sponsored by Sen. Paul Wieland, R-Imperial, earlier this week. “Our ports are such a vital part of our state’s transportation infrastructure and represent such an […]

In vitro fertilization bill would define embryos as human life

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Jasha McQueen created four embryos with her then-husband through in vitro fertilization (IVF) in 2007. Two of those embryos became her twin sons, but the other two have become the subject of a lengthy and grueling court battle when McQueen and her husband started divorce proceedings in […]