Tag: Missouri House of Representatives

House withdraws subpoena efforts against A New Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri House of Representatives is no longer seeking the enforcement of a subpoena requiring the turning over of documents from A New Missouri. In May, lawmakers asked Cole County Circuit Court Judge Jon Beetem to enforce the subpoenas, which would have forced A New Missouri to turn over documents that they believed could demonstrate efforts between the nonprofit and former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ campaign to circumvent campaign disclosure laws. […]

Wagner blasts Greitens, states that he’s unfit to lead Missouri

U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner took to Twitter on Thursday to blast Missouri Governor Eric Greitens following the release of the state’s House report on the governor’s alleged abuse. The congresswoman stated that she believes it was a unfortunate chapter within the state’s history, and that she believes that Greitens is unfit to lead Missouri. “This is a sad chapter in our history that should never have come to pass. Two months ago, after the disturbing […]

Budget Perfected: House restores proposed cuts to education, agrees to tuition cap with universities

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — After months of work on the state’s roughly $28 billion budget, the Missouri House of Representatives has perfected the budget bills for the 2019 fiscal year. And the biggest news from the House floor is that the proposed cuts to higher education, made by Gov. Eric Greitens, have been fully restored by the House. Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick, the House Budget chairman, worked out a deal with the state’s colleges and universities […]

Missouri House approves 23 bills

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — This week, the Missouri House of Representatives got down to business, passing 23 bills. The legislation included fairly nonpartisan efforts, a senior’s farmers market program and mutual aid with Oklahoma and Kansas, and hotly debated topics such as Rep. Bruce DeGroot’s “Asbestos Bankruptcy Transparency Act.” Rep. Jay Barnes’ HB 1618 enables pharmacies to set up controlled substance take-back bins. He argued that there is no good way for people to dispose […]

Does the Missouri Capitol need ‘Racial Bias Training’?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After a Missouri General Assembly staffer allegedly made a racially offensive comment, overheard by the African-American staffer of Rep. Joshua Peters, Peters is calling for the Missouri House of Representatives to mandate “Unconscious Racial Bias Training” as part of chamber policy. “I have reported an incident involving racially offensive comments made by a staff member of the Missouri General Assembly,” Peters said. “It was done in the presence of my staff […]

Vescovo selected as the next majority floor leader

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Rob Vescovo will be the next majority floor leader in the Missouri House of Representatives. The two-term Republican representative from Jefferson County was selected to fill the position left vacant by the outgoing Rep. Mike Cierpiot by the House Majority Caucus. “I want to thank my colleagues for their trust and support and for giving me this opportunity to serve the caucus and the people of Missouri as Floor Leader. […]