Category: Politics

Libla, Romine lead the Senate in call for Attorney General to investigate allegations against Greitens

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Less than 24 hours after a report alleging misconduct in the form of blackmail and infidelity by Gov. Eric Greitens, the Missouri Senate is speaking out. The Senate on Thursday morning returned to the chamber, with one topic on their tongues. Sen. Jamilah Nasheed was the first to issue a call for the resignation of Gov. Greitens. “I’m calling for every female in this building to rise up,” Nasheed said on […]

RELEASE: Statement from State Senator Jill Schupp

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –The following is a statement from State Senator Jill Schupp (D-Creve Coeur). “The allegations made against Missouri’s governor are deeply, deeply troubling. My thoughts and prayers are with the First Lady and their two young children as they work through this private matter. But private issues aside, the accusations made against the governor must be taken seriously and thoroughly investigated in order to restore the public’s trust to our state’s highest office. […]

State of the State 2018: Governor outlines priorities, leaves out the budget

By Alisha Shurr, Missouri Times JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In his second State of the State address, the Governor of Missouri promised to continue fighting for the people of Missouri. Speaking to a room packed with state Senators and Representatives, Gov. Eric Greitens mostly stuck to traditional Republican talking points, promising to cut regulations, decrease the size of the government, create job and — of course — cut taxes. There was no mention of the […]

How does the impeachment process work in Missouri?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Amid allegations of infidelity and blackmail by Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, whispers of a possible impeachment attempt have already begun circulating around the State Capitol. Some lawmakers have already issued calls for the Governor to resign from his office. Impeachment serves as the constitutional process in which the legislature might ensure that the other branches of government do not overstep or conduct themselves or their business in a corrupt fashion. The […]

RELEASE: Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson to Speak at the 2018 Lake Area Legislative Reception

(OSAGE BEACH, MO) – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson will speak at the 2018 Lake Area Legislative Reception. The legislative reception is hosted by the Camdenton Chamber of Commerce, the Eldon Chamber of Commerce, the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, the Lake West Chamber of Commerce, the Versailles Chamber of Commerce, the Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Tri-County Lodging Association. Lieutenant Governor Parson will speak about his vision for the State […]

RELEASE: SEIU Local 1 Janitor Responds to Gov. Greitens’ State of the State Address: “In 2018, Working People Will Remind the Governor Who Pays His Salary”

KANSAS CITY – The following is a statement from Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1 janitor Sandy Hinson in response to Governor Eric Greitens’ State of the State address. Hinson was a leader in the fight to raise Kansas City’s minimum wage for working families, which passed via petition initiative with 69 percent of the vote before being preempted by state law: “Governor Greitens promised higher pay for Missouri’s working families. His administration has […]

RELEASE: Missouri Trial Attorney Craig O’Dear Launches 2018 U.S. Senate Exploratory Committee

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Missouri trial attorney Craig O’Dear today announced an exploratory committee to consider a campaign to represent all Missourians in the United States Senate. If he decides to run, O’Dear would challenge incumbent Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill in 2018 as an independent candidate. “Hyper-partisanship has deprived Missouri, and America, of effective leadership,” said O’Dear. “As George Washington taught us, the antidote to partisanship is independence. Our campaign would be […]

Schroer kicks off tanning bill with coalition of support

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Nick Schroer, R-O’Fallon, announced his bill, HB 1260, to prohibit minors from using indoor tanning devices. Schroer was joined by dozens of supporters of the bill, including doctors and melanoma survivors. Schroer shared startling melanoma statistics, calling them “avoidable health care costs,” including that the rate of melanoma has doubled in Missouri in the last 9 years. Artificial UV radiation is named as the leading cause of melanoma. Schroer hopes […]

Gladney endorsed by Fire Fighters in HD 87 race

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The race to become the next state representative for House District 87 looks to be heating up, with Army veteran and attorney Sam Gladney picking up a strong endorsement this week. The Professional Fire Fighters of Eastern Missouri and the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters both endorsed the Democratic candidate, saying “Sam Gladney gets it.  He is the right person, at the right time for the right job and we […]