Category: Politics

Fitzwater joins Eigel in push for tax overhaul in Show-Me State

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, is banking on the idea that his fellow legislators can see the bigger picture and be bold in an effort to reform Missouri’s taxes. And it seems that the Republican senator has now found a partner is his mission, as Rep. Travis Fitzwater, R-Holts Summit, has joined with Eigel, and will be handling the bill on the House side. The issues put forward in SB 617, […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens Praises Clean Water Commission’s Decision

Governor Eric Greitens praised Missouri’s Clean Water Commission for voting to open new farms in Missouri. “My philosophy is simple: let farmers farm. We need more farms, more jobs, and less government. Our farmers and ranchers have dealt with government interference for too long. Those days are over. We’re getting government out of the way so that Missourians can create more jobs,” said Governor Eric Greitens The Commission’s decision grants permits to RNR Farms in […]

RELEASE: Blunt Highlights Progress on Tax Reform, Underscores Need to Fill Judicial Vacancies

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor to highlight progress on tax cut legislation, and to urge his Senate colleagues to confirm President Trump’s judicial nominees. Blunt noted that filling judicial vacancies will help ensure Americans have access to the courts and preserve the judicial branch’s Constitutional role as a check and balance to the executive and legislative branches. Following are excerpts from Blunt’s remarks: On the Importance of […]

RELEASE: Gov. Eric Greitens makes statement on St. Louis Veterans Home

Today Governor Eric Greitens released the following statement, “If you care about veterans, this will make you angry. A Democrat State Senator, Jill Schupp, was asked about the mistreatment of veterans at the St. Louis Veterans Home. Why weren’t some of them getting their meds on time, or given enough water to drink, or left in dirty clothes? Her answer: “Sometimes things happen where a person refuses to take his medication, refuses to allow you […]

Could Hawley investigate or sue Greitens over a texting app?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Attorney General Josh Hawley is reportedly weighing a decision as to whether he should appoint a special investigator to look into the usage of the text app, Confide, by Governor Eric Greitens and his staff. Last week, the Kansas City Star reported that the Republican freshman governor and his staff used the app, bringing about a number of questions concerning alleged transparency issues, as the app deletes messages and prevents saving, […]

STL County Councilman Harder introduces resolution regarding city and county merger

One St. Louis County councilman introduced a resolution on Tuesday that hopes to put the voters in St. Louis City and the County in charge of a potential merger, not the state. According to Councilman Mark Harder’s resolution, certain legislators and other individuals are seeking to impose significant and potentially damaging changes to the governmental structure of St. Louis City and St. Louis County by having the two merge. Harder said even though he was […]

Franks files the ‘Protestors’ Bill of Rights’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In preparation for his second legislative session, State Rep. Bruce Franks Jr., D-St. Louis City, has filed a number of measures aimed at addressing issues including crime prevention from the root cause, recidivism and job training in the Missouri Department of Corrections through House Bill 1579, public school education, charter school accountability through House Bill 1580, police and gun owner accountability, funding for youth violence prevention programs through House Bill 1585 […]

RELEASE: Blunt-Backed Bill Would Strengthen Consumer Protections, Provide Regulatory Relief for Community Banks

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) recently cosponsored the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act. This bipartisan legislation would roll back excessive red tape on community banks, and strengthen consumer protections for veterans, senior citizens, and victims of fraud. “Credit unions and community banks provide critical financial services for families and small businesses across Missouri,” said Blunt. “However, since Dodd-Frank became law, small and mid-sized banks have faced a huge regulatory burden […]

RELEASE: Blunt’s Military Family Stability Act Signed Into Law

Bipartisan Bill Increases Flexibility for Military Families WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today announced that his Military Family Stability Act was signed into law as part of the National Defense Authorization Act conference report. The measure, which Blunt introduced in May of this year, will increase flexibility for military families by allowing them to either move early or remain at their current duty station for up to six months when a service member […]

RELEASE: Gregory Haug files for Webster Groves Councilman

WEBSTER GROVES, MO – December 12, 2017 – Gregory Haug, 50, filed as a candidate for Councilman in the municipal election being held on April 3, 2018, with the Webster Groves City Clerk today. In 1998, Haug began his public service career after election to a four-year term as Webster Groves Councilman. In 2002, the then 36 years old Haug began law enforcement career by attending the Eastern Missouri Police Academy. After graduation in 2003, […]