Tag: Sen. Bob Dixon

Auditor’s office announces audit of Rams after 2 year wait

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Joan Gummels, a special advisor and representative from the state Auditor’s office announced to the Joint Committee on Legislative Research that the state will be performing an audit of the former St. Louis Rams in the next calendar year. She came to the Joint Committee on […]

Austin withdraws from state senate race, will not seek re-election

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Kevin Austin has changed the race for a state senate seat, but not because he’s running for it. The Springfield Republican said this week that he has decided against running for the Senate seat currently held by Sen. Bob Dixon. Austin was re-elected to his […]

Can Governor Greitens and the legislature find some common ground?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It’s no secret that there’s a good amount of tension between some legislators and the Governor’s Office, and it’s only been increasing as time continues to pass. Over the first legislative session in Governor Eric Greitens’ career, the legislature, in particular, the Senate, and the executive […]

Senators’ non-official bipartisan committee looks to change the conversation on dark money

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Senate may not be moving forward in any official capacity with actions regarding an investigation into Gov. Eric Greitens, but it by no means signals the end of the fight. Last week, a bipartisan group of senators called for an investigation into Greitens for allegations […]

Long day (and night) in Senate leads to compromise on abortion bills

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The legislature endured a slow day in special session Wednesday that stretched to just past midnight in the Senate. But eventually, significant progress was made towards achieving the goal of meeting the call Gov. Eric Greitens issued for his second extraordinary session. While the Senate was […]

Senate committee passes abortion bills; action on floor set for Wednesday

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee, chaired by Sen. David Sater, heard three bills regarding abortion regulations Tuesday in a long and occasionally heated and passionate five-hour marathon hearing. The legislation offered by Sens. Bob Onder, Andrew Koenig, and Bob Dixon all presented legislation that […]

Bipartisan group of senators request formal investigation of Gov. Greitens

JEFFERSON  CITY, Mo. – Several senators from both sides of the aisle have filed a Senate Resolution calling for a formal investigation into Gov. Eric Greitens’ for the “questionable activity” between himself and the Greitens supporting political nonprofit, A New Missouri Inc. “We can no longer turn a blind eye […]

Second special session begins in Senate with questions of Greitens’ motives

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The second extraordinary session of 2017 may have been called for drastically different reasons than the first, but the two began the same way: with several senators voicing their displeasure for the governor’s tactics in calling such a session. But in the end, Sens. Bob Onder, […]

Dark money debate turns into a question of honor on the Senate floor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Honor. That one single word, a simple term, affects everything in the Missouri Senate in their every action, thought, or emotion. Ethics. Another word, one that seems to go hand-in-hand with the first. Having finally finished the budget late Thursday night, the Senate returned Friday morning […]