Tag: Sen. Will Kraus

Turk looking to run for state senate as an independent: What are his odds?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The man who has challenged U.S. Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver is now turning his eyes to the state senate race for District 8 in Missouri. Jacob Turk, a Republican from Lee’s Summit, has been challenging Cleaver for Missouri’s 5th Congressional District every two years since 2006. In […]

Hypocrisy Abounds…

It’s an interesting thing having the privilege to observe Missouri politics. You could point to hypocrisy in all walks of life, but it seems especially acute in the political profession and I observed a bit the last few weeks from the popcorn gallery. The first was a hit piece ran […]

Kraus to step down as state senator, will join State Tax Commission

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It seems that some of the rumors are true: Sen. Will Kraus will be stepping down as a state senator. Gossip had spread that the Republican senator would be leaving his District 8 seat to take an appointment, several of the rumors going as far as […]

PDMP Autopsy: How Rehder’s bill failed to make it to Greitens’ desk

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Before he became the target of dark money attack ads from A New Missouri Inc., before he got into a public spat with Budget Chair Scott Fitzpatrick over the managed care rollout, before he became essentially a central figure in the 2017 legislative session, Sen. Rob […]

PDMP falters at finish line as Rehder dissolves conference committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In an unexpected move Tuesday evening, Rep. Holly Rehder dissolved the conference committee for her bill to institute a statewide prescription drug monitoring plan, effectively accepting the Senate changes to the bill. Rehder evidently thought passing this version of the PDMP bill was the best she […]

Senate passes Rehder’s PDMP bill with major changes

Kraus leads opposition to PDMP as Schaaf receives desired changes JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Rob Schaaf may have famously ended his long, deep opposition to Rep. Holly Rehder’s prescription drug monitoring plan (PDMP) bill, but that did not mean the rest of the Senate would step aside so easily. […]

Governor’s tax committee establishes sub-committees

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Governor’s Committee for Fair, Simple and Low Taxes continued their work, moving forward in their mission to review Missouri’s taxes. Thursday afternoon’s meeting saw the committee officially set the three sub-committees and assign members to the respective committees, though roughly half of the committee was […]

All eyes turn to Senate as House passes REAL ID

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House managed to finally pass the highly-contested REAL ID bill Thursday afternoon. The issue of REAL ID has been a hotly-debated one in the General Assembly. The true battle has not been between Democrats and Republicans; rather, Rpublicans have fought amongst themselves. Both the arguments […]