Tag: speaker

Cornejo preludes announcement for possible speaker run

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A new contender will likely enter the race to become the next House Speaker sometime this week. Rep. Robert Cornejo told The Missouri Times publisher Scott Faughn on Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics that “there will probably be an announcement in the next […]

Rep. Engler comments on the race for next Speaker of the House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Representative Kevin Engler was invited onto this week’s episode of the #MoLeg Podcast to give his opinions and perception on the current matters pressing in Missouri government, most notably the next race for Speaker of the House. According to a recent poll, the Missouri Times audience […]

Rehder: ‘…running for Speaker is in the cards’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Holly Rehder’s eyes may be set on a new goal: winning the House Speaker’s seat. Rehder discussed the possibility of running for the seat while appearing on this week’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics. “I think running for Speaker is in the cards,” […]

Cattlemen’s dinner will feature Allen West and Missouri rib eye

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Cattleman’s Association is gearing up for the first ever ‘Straight Talk’ event, a fundraising dinner in the Capital supporting the association’s political action committee. “We thought we would try to reach outside of our world, and reach more of Jefferson City’s political community,” Executive […]

Greitens breaks from tradition in State of the State address

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Every year, the Missouri governor stands before the General Assembly and delivers a State of the State address. In his first month as governor, Gov. Eric Greitens has made some changes to the address, departing from recent tradition. It had previously been reported that the governor’s […]

Part One: 10 of the Most Fascinating People of 2015

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay No politician moved the needle more in 2015 than St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay. After leading on the issue of equality in marriage last year, Slay led on a host of public policy issues this year. He was at the front of the ban the […]

TWMP Preview: Koster, the governor’s race and the impending earnings tax fight

After a week-long break for Thanksgiving, This Week in Missouri Politics is back with Attorney General Chris Koster as host Scott Faughn’s special guest. Koster talks about his gubernatorial campaign, the legal challenges facing SB 5 in St. Louis, the West Lake Landfill debacle, and the upcoming legislative session. The opinion-maker […]