Tag: senate

Greitens encourages Senate to pass House version in abortion special session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As members of the Senate prepare to return in the coming weeks to take up legislation once again in the second extraordinary session, Governor Eric Greitens, it seems, definitely has a preference on which version he’d like to see make it across the finish line. “I […]

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 […]

Five Questions with Rep. Jay Barnes

As the Missouri House of Representatives prepares to take up the legislation aimed at addressing the parameters set forth by Governor Eric Greitens’ call for another extraordinary session concerning abortion, we spoke with Rep. Jay Barnes about the legislation headed to the House floor, and some of the changes he […]

To Pass or Veto: Which bills still await Greitens’ signature?

The 2017 legislative session officially wrapped up on May 22, nearly one month ago, and Governor Eric Greitens has officially signed 10 bills into law. But more than 60 bills still await action from the freshman executive office holder. As of Monday, June 19, the governor has not vetoed any […]

Missouri loses ground on regulatory credit ratings

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It seems that the Show-Me State may not be standing on as firm ground as some had thought when it comes to Missouri’s regulatory environment. While lawmakers debated a number of bills during the legislative session and special sessions, the Regulatory Research Associates (RRA) dropped the […]

This Week in the General Assembly: June 12, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri legislature returned once again to the State Capitol this week for another extraordinary session, this time for the controversial topic of abortion. Coming back in for session on Monday afternoon, the Missouri Senate took the first swings in the chambers, but Rep. Mike Moon […]

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 […]

Local activist O’Laughlin rises amid state politics, considering running for election

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – From the small town of Shelbina, Cindy O’Laughlin has become a well-known figure in conservative circles throughout the state. Throughout her career, she’s been a number of things: a dedicated wife and mother, a school board member, small business owner, an activist, and a staunch conservative. […]