Tag: Sen. Paul Wieland

Port authority bill, now turned economic development omnibus, heads to conference

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Several bills have been lined up, waiting for conference committees to work out the differences between the Missouri House and Senate. A few of these bills currently on that list arrived there after the House took pleasure in attaching amendment after amendment to the legislation, a message […]

Kehoe still optimistic on passing lobbyist gift reform, despite old and new challenges

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The fight for ethics reform in the Missouri Senate may run into a larger wall, due to ongoing battles in the Senate. Sen. Rob Schaaf again figures to be an important player on whether or not Senate Majority Leader Mike Kehoe’s SB 305, a bill banning […]

Uber bill gets initial approval in Senate, destined for trip back to House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Bob Onder won a major breakthrough on legislation to establish a statewide framework for transportation network companies (TNCs). The Senate perfected Rep. Kirk Mathews’ HB 130 by a wide 30-1 margin Tuesday afternoon after weeks of work between Onder and Sen. Paul Wieland to compromise on […]

Compromise reached between Onder and Wieland on Uber bill

New provisions likely clear way for ridesharing legislation to get to Greitens’ desk JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In a tweet Thursday morning, Sen. Paul Wieland announced he would now support Sen. Bob Onder’s Uber bill, a piece of legislation he blocked on the Senate floor due to specific but important […]

Senate finally confirms gubernatorial appointments after Greitens visit

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After weeks of adamantly postponing the confirmation of Gov. Eric Greitens’ gubernatorial appointees, the Senate voted Thursday to approve them after Greitens visited with Senate Republicans for about an hour Wednesday during their caucus. “The Senate decided they needed to press ahead on many of these department heads […]

Taxis desire parity with emerging ridesharing companies

ST. LOUIS – Basil Rudawsky’s business, the St. Louis County Cab Company, has been in his family for 82 years, predating World War II, but he still found ways to make sure the bill kept with the times. Since 2010, the company has had an app to order a cab […]

Wieland holds up speedy passage of Uber bill

Jefferson County senator looks for changes to insurance provisions in major ridesharing law JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In the spirit of March Madness, one piece of legislation thought to be a slam-dunk instead hit the rim and ricocheted back to the free throw line earlier in March. A filibuster on the […]

TWMP: Sen. Paul Wieland, right-to-work and Senate drama

On this Sunday’s episode of This Week and Missouri Politics, Sen. Paul Wieland, R-imperial, stops by the program to discuss the drama in the Missouri over a pay raise resolution. He and host Scott Faughn talk about some senators’ decision to recuse themselves from voting on HCR 4, his own […]

Greitens criticizes Hoskins, Wieland for HCR 4 votes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens released a scathing indictment of the Senate for their seven-hour long debate over a concurrent resolution Monday night to reject a pay raise for elected officials. In particular, he called out Sen. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg, and Sen. Paul Wieland, R-Imperial for their ‘no’ […]

Wieland gets new health care plan after lengthy court battle

IMPERIAL, Mo. – Sen. Paul Wieland enrolled for a new health care plan last week, a move made significant since it took him a three-year court battle to accomplish. Wieland challenged in federal court his right due to his religious belief to not use a health care plan required him […]