Tag: tracy mccreery

Even the smartest politicians have missteps every now and then

To be clear, I think that Jason Kander is one of the smartest politicians in the state. He seems to have an instinct about where the Democratic Party is going. He may have the best political instincts in the state. However, his performance last week should comfort every other politician […]

TWMP: Congressman Jason Smith; Trump and Greitens transitioning into office

On Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, Missouri Congressman Jason Smith joins host Scott Faughn to discuss his new role in Congressional leadership as the new House Republican Conference Secretary. “Only four times in the last 100 years have we had this opportunity to lead, and if I’m […]

TWMP: Catherine Hanaway and the SD23 GOP primary

On Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, host Scott Faughn speaks with former House Speaker Catherine Hanaway on the home stretch of the Republican GOP primary for governor. They talk about tensions between African-Americans and the police, steps she would take to make laws more strict for both people who […]

TWMP: Planned Parenthood, SJR 39, and medical marijuana

On This Week in Missouri Politics, host Scott Faughn welcomes Sen. Kurt Schaefer to discuss the latest developments in the Planned Parenthood subpoena and the state of that investigation. He also talks about the process behind the reproductive health group’s decision to hand over the documents the Senate had requested, […]

Pro-choice groups begin attacking Schaefer with campaign

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Planned Parenthood Advocates has launched shameonschaefer.com, a site collecting signatures to tell Sen. Kurt Schaefer, the Senate Sanctity of Life committee chairman, that his attacks on Planned Parenthood are “shameful.” Activists donning t-shirts with the slogan also dropped off the first batch of signatures collected from the […]

Legislators, activists rally against sex trafficking

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tuesday afternoon, the Capitol rotunda was filled with Missourians attending the Missouri Sex Trafficking Awareness Month Ceremony, hosted by Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis. Last year, Nasheed sponsored SCR 1, which declared January as Sex Trafficking Awareness Month in Missouri. “With the passage of Senate Concurrent […]

Left/Right debate stars state lawmakers, national columnists

POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. – Current and former state legislators dotted the College of the Ozarks’ Left/Right Debate Fall Forum. Each year’s forum hosts a prominent national figure, this year: nationally syndicated columnists Michelle Malkin and Ruben Navarette. Malkin and Navarette will debate this evening. In addition to the columnists’ debate, […]

TWMP talks court reform, the next auditor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As lawmakers take the week off for the legislative spring break, a few of them joined This Week In Missouri Politics to discuss some of the biggest issues facing the state so far, including municipal court reform, the next state auditor, and the future of Missouri […]

McCreery returns to House

OLIVETTE, Mo. – Familiar face Tracy McCreery will be returning to the Capitol in January, replacing Senator-elect Jill Schupp in the 88th House District – which is comprised of Creve Coeur, Olivette and Westwood as well as parts of Ladue, Frontenac, Town & Country, Chesterfield and unincorporated St. Louis County. […]