Tag: term limits

Kerr running for House District 60 seat

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A former Missouri Veterans Commission ombudsman is now throwing her name into the ring to represent the Missouri House of Representatives 60th District. Pat Rowe Kerr announced her candidacy over the weekend to run as a Republican to fill the seat representing the state capital, as […]

Dixon comments on Capitol culture changes and the difficulties that come with it

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following a long night in the Missouri Senate as the body debated the contentious circuit breaker tax break for hours on end, Sen. Bob Dixon joined the crew of the #MoLeg Podcast to share his thoughts on a number of topics. Though he covered a variety […]

Greitens outlines plans in State of the State address

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In his first address to Missouri’s General Assembly, Gov. Eric Greitens renewed his call to lead the Show-Me State in a new direction. The political outsider’s first State of the State address consisted of a number of GOP reforms, while noticeably lacking any discussion of the […]

Gov.-elect Greitens is ‘serious’ about ethics reform

JEFFERSON  CITY, Mo. – Gov.-elect Eric Greitens is serious about ethics reform in Jefferson City, and his plans show it. It’s been one of the top priorities for the incoming Republican, whose message on the campaign trail centered on cleaning up corruption at the capitol. Voters took the first steps […]

Democrats file ethics reform legislation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Seven House Democrats filed seven “anti-corruption” bills with the hopes of reforming the culture in Jefferson City, one of the stated goals of Republican Gov.-elect Eric Greitens’ campaign. Led by House Minority Whip Kip Kendrick, D-Columbia, the seven bills call for some aggressive policy changes in order […]

Koster, Greitens spar over term limits

ST. LOUIS – Eric Greitens’ campaign has pursued a new avenue of attack against Attorney General Chris Koster in what has become an underdog bid for the Governor’s Mansion. In an email release Monday, Greitens lambasted Koster’s opposition to legislative term limits. “He’s a crooked career politician who represents everything […]

Roorda to run for Jefferson County Council

BARNHART, Mo. – Jeff Roorda, a former state representative, announced Tuesday his plans to run for the Jefferson County Council. The Democrat was term-limited and made an unsuccessful bid for state senate last year, losing to Republican Paul Weiland. Roorda calls the move for county council one with bipartisan support. Roorda will attempt […]

Familiar Face: Ortwerth reflects on his long history in the Capitol

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – At 10 years old, Joe Ortwerth would read the morning newspaper front to back. He did not skip to the funny pages as many children would. Instead, he opted for news about the city, the state, the nation, and whatever other current events were unfolding in […]

34 of the Best Senators in the Past 25 Years – Part 2

For several weeks, The Missouri Times has asked readers and friends who they thought should be featured in the best senate of the past 25 years – a fantasy team, if you will. Over 60 senators were submitted. After visiting with longtime observers of the chamber we came up with […]