Tag: Sen. Ryan Silvey

Bipartisan collection of lawmakers question KCI bid handling

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A number of Missouri legislators from the Kansas City region are expressing serious concern about how the city is handling the procurement process for the modernization of Kansas City International Airport. Their reason for concern? Allegations that the process did not properly follow the procurement laws […]

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 […]

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of June 12

Special Session: Part Deux kicked off this past week after Gov. Eric Greitens called for more regulations on abortion. As he did during the last extraordinary session, Greitens held a rally in the Capitol Wednesday. Hundreds of anti-abortion advocates turned out for the event, and he stood alongside St. Louis alternatives-to-abortion […]

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, […]

Greitens signs REAL ID into law, sponsoring senator left out of signing

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri is officially REAL ID-compliant, following the signing of HB 151 by Gov. Eric Greitens. However, an important sponsor of the legislation, Sen. Ryan Silvey, was not invited to the signing ceremony at Whiteman Air Force Base near Knob Noster, Missouri. Whiteman is one of the military bases […]

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of June 5

The biggest story in Missouri politics this week came down from the governor’s office Wednesday when Gov. Eric Greitens announced he would call a special session, his second such call in less than a month. This time, the special session will revolve around creating new abortion regulations and blocking a […]

As one special session ends, Greitens strongly suggests more still to come

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The first extraordinary session came to an end Friday afternoon as the Senate sent an unaltered House bill to bring jobs relief to the Bootheel to the governor’s desk. It remains to be seen whether or not it was the last extraordinary session of the 2017 […]

Bootheel jobs bill heads to Governor’s desk after Senate passes HB 1 unchanged

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – An extraordinary session came to an end on Friday, as the Senate passed a utility bill aiming to help bring hundreds of jobs to Missouri’s Bootheel without any changes. Senators spent hours debating HB 1, a bill seeking to give the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) […]

House and Senate remain at odds over senior services, Missouri’s disabled and elderly at risk

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With less than 24 hours to come to an agreement on how to fund nursing care for roughly 8,000 elderly and disabled Missourians, it seems that the House and the Senate have reached an impasse. The Senate, while working late last week to approve the state’s […]