Tag: Rep. Robert Cornejo

Caucus chairman discusses leadership election process

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With the start of the next legislative session just months away, the questions concerning the House leadership races continue swirling throughout the Capitol. New leadership is scheduled to take over the House in 2018, with a new Speaker to be decided, as well as the other […]

Missouri isn’t the only state fighting over liquor laws

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The war over liquor regulations continues to wage on in the United States, with two states delivering significant blows in recent weeks. Florida Governor Rick Scott in late May decided against knocking down the “liquor wall,” instead, he vetoed the measure that would have removed a […]

Haahr announces candidacy for House Speaker role

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 […]

Special Session: Does it need to happen?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rumblings of a special session in the Capitol have grown louder as the end of session has neared, and especially since the Senate dramatics have dominated most policy discussions in the last month. Contention between the House and the Senate on if and or how to […]

Cornejo preludes announcement for possible speaker run

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A new contender will likely enter the race to become the next House Speaker sometime this week. Rep. Robert Cornejo told The Missouri Times publisher Scott Faughn on Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics that “there will probably be an announcement in the next […]

Battle over booze: What a South Carolina decision could mean for Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A recent ruling from a state on the eastern seaboard has raised questions about a piece of liquor legislation currently being whipped in the Missouri House. The South Carolina Supreme Court last week delivered a rather sobering decision, striking down a decades-old statute on the premise […]

Parties battle over advancing alcohol measure

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two distinct groups of alcohol retailers and distributors are fighting over Rep. Robert Cornejo’s bill to allow retailers that sell alcohol, including grocery stores, bars and restaurants and liquor stores to advertise the price of their products. Cornejo’s bill was voted out of the House Legislative […]