Tag: Rep. Travis Fitzwater

Fitzwater joins Eigel in push for tax overhaul in Show-Me State

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, is banking on the idea that his fellow legislators can see the bigger picture and be bold in an effort to reform Missouri’s taxes. And it seems that the Republican senator has now found a partner is his mission, as Rep. […]

Opponents call net metering bill’s failure a ‘victory for consumers’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the Missouri legislature returns to Jefferson City this week for a special session involving utility rates, opponents of another bill proposing to make changes to how Missouri’s law deals with net metering are still celebrating a victory. The General Assembly adjourned a little over a […]

TWMP: Ann Wagner, the race for U.S. Senate and the state budget

On Sunday’s This Week in Missouri Politics, host Scott Faughn is joined by Congresswoman Ann Wagner to discuss her large fundraising totals in the first quarter of 2017, working with President Donald Trump in Washington D.C. and their burgeoning professional relationship, as well as why she has had such a […]

Fitzwater pens letter urging McCaskill to confirm Pruitt

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –  Following a major effort by members of the Republican Legislature last week, Rep. Travis Fitzwater, R-Holts Summit, wrote an open letter to U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill Wednesday asking her to confirm Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Although many […]

Missouri Republicans call on McCaskill to confirm Pruitt as EPA head

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s GOP lawmakers really want to see President-elect Donald Trump’s pick, Scott Pruitt, take over the Environmental Protection Agenc (EPA). In fact, they’ve now filed two resolutions in the Missouri Senate and House to get the ball rolling. Missouri State Senator Gary Romine of Farmington and […]

Jefferson City City Council okays Uber ordinance for inauguration, free rides to be given

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. —  Uber will officially be providing free services for Missouri’s Inauguration Day on Monday, January 9th.  Local residents, visitors, and Missourians taking part in inaugural activities will be able to take free rides from Uber drivers in Jefferson City.  Rides will be available from 7 a.m. Monday until […]

McKnelly takes unexpected road to Jefferson City

If you told Heather McKnelly three years ago that she would work out of an office in the Missouri State Capitol, she probably would not have believed you. The legislative assistant for Reps. Elaine Gannon and Lyndall Fraker says while she did her best to stay informed on a political […]

Nixon tours first completed part of Fulton State Hospital rebuild

FULTON, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon toured the first stage of the rebuild of the Fulton State Hospital Thursday morning, which has been standing since 1851. The rebuild of the psychiatric hospital will feature 300 beds for patients with severe mental illnesses when construction is completed later this year. Those […]

Medical marijuana bill perfected in House after emotional debate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A heavily amended version of the Missouri Compassionate Care Act, which would legalize medical marijuana in Missouri if approved by voters in the state, was perfected in the House on Tuesday. In a roll call vote that crossed party lines, the legislation was perfected 91-59. The […]