Tag: Rep. Paul Curtman

Tax Cut Now Tour heads to Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Republicans continue pushing for tax cuts on a national level, led by President Donald Trump, who has promised the “biggest tax cut in the history of our country.” This will be the biggest TAX CUT in the history of our country – and we need it! […]

How much or little does experience mean for auditor’s race?

ST. LOUIS – Following Rep. Paul Curtman’s announcement for the state auditor’s race, the panelists on Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics talked about how the former Marine Sergeant would fare against Republican David Wasinger, a respectable St. Louis accountant and lawyer, and incumbent Democrat Nicole Galloway. While […]

Curtman launches exploratory committee into 2018 U.S. Senate race

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Republican state representative Paul Curtman has been eyeing the 2018 race for U.S. Senate in Missouri, and has now launched an exploratory committee. Curtman, a longtime constitutional conservative from Pacific, announced the move on Thursday morning, saying that he is beginning the exploration for the federal […]

House complies with half of Greitens’ call, rejects other half

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House passed Rep. Don Rone’s bill 120-17 with several small amendments, but it lacks language that would give utilities the ability to look at increasing rates for grid modernization which would potentially jeopardize the bill in the Senate. Speaker Todd Richardson thanked the House […]

Libla details Senate effort to fund foundation formula on TWMP

ST. LOUIS – Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, visited the set of This Week in Missouri Politics for Sunday’s episode and discussed, among other things, the behind-the scenes process of fully funding the foundation formula for the first time in state history. Sen. Gary Romine, the Republican chair of the […]

Farm Bureau announces opposition to industrial hemp bill

Bill passes easily through House despite Farm Bureau letter JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Farm Bureau (MFB) announced Monday it would oppose Rep. Paul Curtman’s bill to legalize the growing of industrial hemp in Missouri. MFB President Blake Hurst wrote in a letter to representatives that Curtman’s bill could […]

Curtman still looking for final vote on industrial hemp bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Paul Curtman has pushed a bill to legalize industrial hemp for the past three years, and it has withered away on the Senate informal calendar for the past two. “We’ve routinely been able to get this bill through the Senate committee,” Curtman says. “Usually what […]

House Democrats provide crucial votes for Rehder’s PDMP bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – For the third year in a row, Rep. Holly Rehder’s Narcotics Control Act was passed out of the House Monday evening 102-54. Rehder’s bill notably needed Democratic support. Only two Democrats voted against the measure, but 52 Republicans, almost half of the caucus, voted against the measure. […]

House perfects ticket resale legislation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Should Missourians have the option freely transfer or sell tickets they have purchased if they are unable to attend? A proposal moving through the House says yes. Under the legislation, sponsored Rep. Shawn Rhoads, R-West Plains, concert-goers and sports fans who purchase tickets to live events […]

TWMP: Lyda Krewson, the minimum wage fight and an audit of Mizzou

On Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, the Democratic nominee for Mayor of St. Louis Lyda Krewson joins Scott Faughn to discuss her victory last Tuesday over a strong field and a surprisingly strong showing from City Treasurer Tishaura Jones. They talk about her plan to solve St. […]