Tag: Missouri Senate

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 […]

Freshman Senators Rowden, Hoskins step up to committee chairmanship

By Alisha Shurr, Missouri Times JEFFERSON CITY, Mo — Two freshman Missouri Senators are stepping up to committee leadership. Senate President Ron Richard, R-Joplin, announced Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, as Chairman of the Government Reform committee and Sen. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg, as Chairman of the Veterans and Military Affairs committee. “I am very excited,” Hoskins said. “Veterans issues are very important to me.” Hoskins served in the Missouri Army National Guard where he received an […]

RELEASE: Gov. Greitens appoints Sen. Ryan Silvey to the Public Service Commission

Today Gov. Eric Greitens announced the appointment of Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City to fill an expired position on the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC). “I am pleased to appoint Senator Silvey as a member of the PSC,” Governor Greitens said. “He understands the need for all Missourians to have access to reliable and affordable energy.” “I am honored to be appointed by the Governor to this position of public trust. Governor Greitens understands that […]

Richard: Not considering filing merger legislation ‘at this time’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Social media has been abuzz with rumors that the Senate President Pro Tem intending to file legislation to merge the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County. That information came about following a tweet from Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul, who alluded to the potential filing of a bill Ron Richard is going to file #moleg legislation for @BTstl and his billionaire mega donor Rex Sinquefield. The fix is in. #pay2play […]

Former senator and NFL Pro Bowler speaks out on National Anthem debate

Commissioner Kenney concerned protesters are losing message to divisive politics JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the national debate over the issue of protest vs. respect for the National Anthem continues across the U.S., all eyes still remain on the National Football League, where the issue has come into the spotlight as several players have protested the treatment of black people by police by kneeling during the National Anthem. The move has been heavily criticized by […]

Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson sends a letter to Missouri senators to begin proceedings to expel Sen. Chappelle-Nadal

Members of the Missouri Senate Missouri State Capitol Jefferson City, Mo. 65101   Dear Colleagues, The recent inflammatory comments made by Senator Chappelle-Nadal are unacceptable and unbefitting conduct of a Missouri State Senator. I am calling on the Missouri Senate to go into special session in conjunction with Veto Session, with the purpose of expelling Senator Chappelle-Nadal from the body under the authority vested to the Senate under Article III, Section 18 of the Missouri […]

Chappelle-Nadal apologizes to President Trump

FERGUSON, Mo. – State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal made a public statement at Wellspring United Methodist Church today to apologize to the public, the Missouri Legislature, and President Donald Trump and his family for her remarks on Facebook Thursday saying she hoped he would be assassinated. “Today, I attended a wonderful service here at Wellspring, and the title of the service was ‘I stand accused’. And I do, rightfully, because I made a mistake. And you […]

Senate leadership hires new administrator

JEFFERSON CITY — Senate Leadership announced today the hiring of Patrick Baker to serve in the role of Senate administrator. The Senate administrator acts in the capacity of the chief executive officer of the Senate and oversees all operations of the Senate, coordinating directors and all Senate staff. “We were fortunate to have a lot of qualified candidates apply for the position, and the decision wasn’t easy,” said Senate Leader Ron Richard, R-Joplin. “But, we […]

Senate returns for special session, postpones vote on abortion bill

By Benjamin Peters JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The first day back in session after nearly a month off proved to accomplish little more than exercising oratory skills. The Missouri Senate returned Monday to continue working on the extraordinary session dealing with abortion restrictions, but after roughly two hours, the Senate is exactly where they began the day. The Senate did not take any immediate action on the SB 5, sponsored by Sen. Andrew Koenig, who […]