Tag: Missouri Senate

Clayton Township Democrat voters endorse five candidates in federal and state races

With more than 20 Democrats running for office in nine federal, state and local seats, the Clayton Township Democrats announced they have endorsed at least five candidates. About 30 candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, Missouri Senate, Missouri House, St. Louis County, Executive, St. Louis County Prosecutor and St. Louis County Council races were in attendance at the University Public Library seeking endorsements from local voters last week and those voting results were released Monday night. […]

Clayton Township Democrats to pick favorites in federal, state and local races

With more than 20 Democrats running for office in nine federal, state and local seats, the Clayton Township Democrats will pick their favorites Tuesday night. About 30 candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, Missouri Senate, Missouri House, St. Louis County, Executive, St. Louis County Prosecutor and St. Louis County Council races will be in attendance at the University Public Library seeking endorsements from local voters. The event starts at 7 p.m. and each candidate will have […]

Fire crews called to Senate for ‘suspicious package’

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. — The Missouri Senate is back in session after being on lockdown Thursday morning, with members of the Jefferson City Police Department arriving on scene due to what has been described as a “suspicious package.” According to a statement from the Missouri Senate leadership, an unknown substance was delivered in an envelope to a senator’s office on Wednesday, April 18. “The envelope with the substance then came in contact with several staff […]

Senate finds compromise during 24-hour-filibuster, perfects Emery’s utility bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — After a grueling 24-hour filibuster, Sen. Ed Emery’s SB 564 is advancing in the Missouri Senate. A small group of senators tied up the state’s upper legislative chamber for more than a day, filibustering against legislation that would change utility regulations for utilities looking to invest in their infrastructure. But the real story is the work of the senators, lobbyists, and staff off the floor. While the filibuster may get the […]

Senate does not confirm MHDC appointees, but questions still remain

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – “I think what you saw today was the Senate stand up for the Senate,” Sen. Rob Schaaf said. “And you saw the Governor run away from the battlefield and leave his three soldiers behind to die.” Schaaf’s description of the events of Thursday morning in the Missouri Senate provides an insight into the ongoing power struggle between the legislature’s upper chamber and the second floor, home to the executive branch’s head. […]

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 […]