Category: Politics

RELEASE: Missouri Enrolls in New Foster Care Study

Today, the First Lady announced that the Missouri Children’s Division is enrolled in a new and innovative study on foster parent recruitment and retention. It is a new research study examining the attitudes and experiences of hundreds of foster and adoptive parents in Missouri. Dr. Elise Dallimore, the lead researcher for the project, has said, “never before has there been a study that looks at foster parent recruitment and retention on this scale.” The First […]

Former 2nd District Democrat candidate blasts primary opponents

A former candidate who hoped to unseat Congresswoman Ann Wagner from the Missouri 2nd District blasted other Democrats as she made her exit. Last month, Kelli Dunaway dropped out of the four-way Democrat primary race stating in an interview with Daily Kos, that she had a difficult time raising money as the other candidates and stated that there was an establishment problem. “It’s a structural problem,” Dunaway told Daily Kos. “The system is set up so […]

Rep. Berry files bill to cap electric rates and modernize Missouri’s energy grid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After calls from several consumer groups in the Show-Me State for a utility rate cap, it seems that the legislation to create such a policy is primed for debate in the next legislative session. Rep. T.J. Berry pre-filed a bill that would cap the average electric rate increases to three percent annually. “Historically, low-energy costs have been a tremendous advantage to the Missouri economy and workers,” said Berry, R-Kearney. “But every […]

Budget talks on this week’s agenda for the St. Louis County Council

The St. Louis County Council will sift through more budget housekeeping bills for Tuesday’s County Council meeting. Legislation featuring FY2018 budget items for such as park maintenance, highway capital construction, health fund, and special road and bridge fund and many others will be discussed at Tuesday night’s meeting. Also on the agenda is communication from St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, recommending legislation which was requested by the Department of Public to accept a donation […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens Takes Action to Protect Veterans

Today, at the St. Louis Veterans Home, Governor Greitens took action to protect veterans. An independent investigation—ordered by the Governor—looked into complaints made by family members of veterans residing in the St. Louis Veterans Home. When that investigation revealed serious issues at the home, the Governor took immediate action. “Big government failed these veterans. The Missouri Veterans Commission and VA told us that there was nothing wrong with these homes. Based on what the families […]

Looking to 2018: Prefiled bills that could play a major role in the upcoming legislative session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Just one month from now, the halls of Missouri’s State Capitol will be once again filled with lawmakers, lobbyists and legislative aides for the beginning of the next legislative session. But the work is already underway, with the prefiling of bills beginning on Friday, Dec. 1. A number of topics will dominate the session, ranging from the usual issues of tort reform and ethics to transportation or gun control. Here’s a […]

A retrospective on the 30-year career of the 55th Governor of the State of Missouri, Jay Nixon: Part 4

Over the past couple weeks, our publisher Scott Faughn spent nearly 8 hours with Governor Nixon discussing every aspect of his career from growing up in DeSoto, to the State Senate, as Attorney General, and his time in the Governor’s Mansion. More Missourians cast their votes to elect Jay Nixon as Governor of Missouri than anyone in state history. In the final part of our series, Governor Nixon shared his views on the events of […]

Anderson talks trash at Springfield city council trash talk

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Springfield City Council is considering passing a measure in 2018 to divide Springfield into 12 different trash hauling districts, which has been met with opposition by business owners, residents, and political leaders who say the plan limits choice. “Where else will the city decide we need to start restricting choice?” Rep. Sonya Anderson wrote in a recent op-ed. “We already see the heavy hand of government reaching in to meddle with our […]

Missouri Fraternal Order of Police endorses Roorda in Jefferson County’s county executive race

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Former state representative Jeff Roorda is now able to put the first notch on his belt in his mission to become the next county executive for Jefferson County. Last week, Roorda received his first endorsement in the race, which came from the Missouri Fraternal Order of Police. The organization, with more than 7,000 members statewide, endorsed him at their trustees’ meeting. Roorda currently serves as the business manager for the St. […]

RELEASE: Gov. Greitens sends tweet in support of President Trump’s Jerusalem decision

Today, Governor Eric Greitens spoke with Vice President Mike Pence regarding the decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Following the conversation, he tweeted: Just spoke to @VP to express my congratulations and gratitude to he and @POTUS for their bold, historic decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. — Eric Greitens (@EricGreitens) December 6, 2017