Tag: Rep. Kurt Bahr

Capitol security measures and Governor’s PDMP called into question in House Budget Committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It’s no secret that the Missouri Senate has had their issues with the Greitens administration in the Governor’s first year, but it now seems that the executive branch’s relationship with the House is now truly being tested. Members of the House Budget Committee bristled during a […]

Capitol metal detectors go guardless as of July 1

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Great Missouri Capitol Metal Detector experiment is set to come to an end with the start of a new fiscal year next month. As of July 1, the budget will no longer allocate funding for Capitol police or other security personnel to man the newly […]

Gov. Jeb Bush joins state lawmakers Thursday to discuss school reform

Gov. Jeb Bush will be in Jefferson City on Thursday, March 2, to meet with members of the Missouri General Assembly to discuss education policy. A release issued Tuesday by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce says the former Florida governor will talk with Missouri lawmakers about how school choice, along […]

Meth incidents down, lawmaker points to NPLEx system as cause

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Members of the Missouri legislature and the Missouri Pharmacy Association gathered at the Whaley’s East End Pharmacy Tuesday morning for a demonstration of the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx), which is being used to fight back against Missouri’s meth problem. The NPLEx system looks to curb […]

New House Conservative Caucus leadership setting up agenda

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In the last legislative session, the House Conservative Caucus championed both successful and unsuccessful causes. Their work included supporting HB 1631, which set the framework for photo voter ID in Missouri, as well as SB 656, the gun bill which just passed through veto session. However, […]

Missouri at the RNC: Day One

With the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week, the Missouri Times will be featuring daily updates of the Republicans who have decided to attend the convention in Ohio. Rep. Diane Franklin, R-Camdenton met Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., on her flight into Cleveland Sunday, and state committeewoman and […]

Education funding bill passes House over Nixon, Democratic opposition

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House debated and passed two education bills, SBs 586 and 651, Tuesday morning that some Democrats argued lower the ability to fully fund schools, while Republican supporters said it would make funding goals more achievable. Republicans, including the bill’s handler Rep. David Wood, R-Versailles, said […]

House Education Appropriations Committee holds oversight hearing on federal funds

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House Elementary and Secondary Education Appropriations Committee held an oversight hearing on Missouri’s use of federal funds Tuesday with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education providing testimony. Chairman Kurt Bahr, R-St. Charles, said the hearing took place in part for the committee members to educate […]