Tag: Sen. Scott Sifton

Democrats bemoan ‘reckless’ tax plan from Greitens’ committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Times published an early draft Wednesday of recommendations from the Governor’s Committee on Simple, Fair, and Low Taxes. Some of the recommendations in the draft included a total elimination of the corporate income tax (to be replaced by a gross receipts tax) and a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of May 22

Gov. Eric Greitens had a busy week during the special session, mainly with holding rallies in Southeast Missouri and Jefferson City to support his call for legislation to bring a steel mill to Southeast Missouri. Over 500 people attended Greitens’ event at the now-closed Noranda aluminum smelter to stand alongside Rep. Don Rone, […]

Curious comments from Greitens on campaign finance disclosures spark ire of Senate Dems

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Less than a month after Gov. Eric Greitens’ campaign admitted to the Missouri Ethics Commission that he failed to report a fundraising list, the governor seemed to question Missouri’s practice of disclosing donors to the commission. On Mark Reardon’s May 22 show, the KMOX host spoke […]

Senate delivers circuit breaker along with budget

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Senate’s journey to push out the state’s $27.8 billion budget has been a hurried effort, having received the bills later than usual, but Missouri’s upper chamber managed to knock out the budget with 24 hours to spare. Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, serves as the […]

As other states reconsider Medicaid expansion, Missouri Republicans stand firmly opposed

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – While several red states have decided to review whether or not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) following the failure of Congress last week to repeal and replace the controversial law, Republican leaders in Missouri have made it known Medicaid expansion will not […]

Collateral source set to mark start of tort reform effort

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With labor and ethics reform making up the majority of the General Assembly’s first two weeks in session, a few other bills at the top of Republican leadership’s docket may not have grabbed as much attention. However, they could be just as impactful for the state’s […]