Tag: Scott Faughn

Mathews promising GOP control in House

ST. LOUIS – As the Rep. Mike Cierpiot, the current majority floor leader, faces a special election during his last year in the House, Republicans have been competing to replace him. Rep. Rob Vescovo and Rep. Kirk Mathews are both currently vying for the position. Mathews joined host Scott Faughn […]

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 […]

Romine says he was ‘not made aware’ of SB 43/HUD letter

CRYSTAL CITY Mo. – Sen. Gary Romine said that he was not aware of the letter which outlined that his SB 43 employee discrimination bill violated federal standards. He spoke with Missouri Times publisher Scott Faughn about his bill, which jeopardizes at least $500,000 of federal funds because it violated […]

Schroer: Impeding traffic puts Missourians at risk

St. Charles County state representative plans to file a bill increasing penalties for blocking roadways ST. LOUIS – Rep. Nick Schroer defended his proposed bill to increase penalties for protestors blocking traffic on the October 15 episode of This Week in Missouri Politics. Schroer hopes his bill will increase safety and […]

Franks, Spence talk ‘root causes’ for protests

ST. LOUIS – The panel of guests on Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics discussed why protestors in St. Louis are continuing to protest in the city almost a month after the decision which found former police officer Jason Stockley not responsible for the death of Anthony Lamar […]

Doubts loom over Democrat health care plan

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, Democrats spoke about their proposed state health care plan. The plan, named Healthy Missouri, is founded around several goals like expanding Medicaid, prioritizing veteran and women’s health care needs, and implementing a comprehensive PDMP to combat the […]

House members question KCI bid process

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following exchanges from Democrat and Republican Representatives from St. Louis about the Stockley verdict, the bi-partisan panel questioned the integrity of management of the Kansas City International Airport expansion bid process on Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics. Kansas City City Council members voted […]

Roorda blames politicians for escalated Stockley protests

Roberts says independent prosecutors needed JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On the September 24 episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, Jeff Roorda, the executive director of the St. Louis Police Officer’s Association, blamed politicians for the escalation of the Stockley protests. “You blame the politicians that aren’t honest about what […]

Dear Mr. Danforth, your self-righteous turkey call politics are their own brand of divisive 

Well, it’s been about 24 months, and that means the Cardinals are due for a new closer and, of course, John Danforth is due for a sanctimonious diatribe on the Republican Party. It’s been about that long since Danforth teamed up with Tony Messenger at the Post-Dispatch to launch an […]