Tag: Rep. Kip Kendrick

Noren, Columbia reps hold town hall on photo voter ID

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Columbia’s two urban representatives held a town hall Monday evening alongside recently retired Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren to get the message out about the new photo voter ID law. Reps. Martha Stevens and Kip Kendrick, both Democrats, organized the town hall where 50 nearby residents, voters […]

Expedited CON decision fast tracks approval of $2.3 million MRI in KC

The Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee held an Expedited Certificate of Need “meeting” Tuesday to approve of a $2.3 million request to replace an MRI machine at the Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Expedited meetings do not occur in person. Instead, committee members usually review the information and vote […]

PDMP falters at finish line as Rehder dissolves conference committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In an unexpected move Tuesday evening, Rep. Holly Rehder dissolved the conference committee for her bill to institute a statewide prescription drug monitoring plan, effectively accepting the Senate changes to the bill. Rehder evidently thought passing this version of the PDMP bill was the best she […]

Gov.-elect Greitens is ‘serious’ about ethics reform

JEFFERSON  CITY, Mo. – Gov.-elect Eric Greitens is serious about ethics reform in Jefferson City, and his plans show it. It’s been one of the top priorities for the incoming Republican, whose message on the campaign trail centered on cleaning up corruption at the capitol. Voters took the first steps […]

Democratic House and Senate caucuses choose new leaders

House Democrats met at the Missouri Credit Union House to elect new leaders for their party. Rep. Gail McCann Beatty, D-Kansas City, was elected as the new minority floor leader for the Democrats, beating out Rep. Karla May. Rep. Gina Mitten, D-St. Louis, will serve as the assistant minority chair, […]

University of Missouri System announces Mun Y. Choi as new president

COLUMBIA, Mo. – After nine months of searching, the University of Missouri system has selected a top administrator from the University of Connecticut to take over the role as president. The Missouri Board of Curators finalized the details to hire Mun Y. Choi, a provost at UConn, during the closed […]

McCann Beatty, Kendrick, McGee look for Democratic leadership positions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With the general election less than 3 months away, House Democrats have started their campaigns for caucus leadership. Reps. Gail McCann Beatty, Kip Kendrick and DaRon McGee have all expressed interest in running for new leadership positions. McCann Beatty set to run for minority leader Rep. […]

Oregon County land sale bill perfected in House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House voted Tuesday to perfect Rep. Robert Ross’, R-Yukon, to sell the lands acquired by the executive branch to build a new state park in Oregon County using funds acquired in the ASARCO settlement. The settlement money was supposed to be used to restore land […]

Kendrick files bill to alleviate student debt

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The student loan crisis has taken a central role in the Democratic presidential campaign, namely because Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has vowed to make college tuition free. However, his opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and many of the Republican candidates, most notably Florida Sen. […]