Tag: politics

How We Got Here: An anthology of controversies and conflict between the Governor and General Assembly

In light of the scandal gripping state government, a lot has been made of the relationship between the Governor and the General Assembly. We decided to pull together some of the relevant dates regarding recent scandals in state politics and Eric Greitens’ rocket-like climb to the highest office in the state. Governor Eric Greitens February 21, 2015 Eric Greitens attends the Missouri Republican Party Lincoln Days event in Kansas City and states his intentions to […]

Greitens’ attorney calls story a ‘political hit piece,’ Temple responds

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As new details and allegations continue to emerge regarding the extramarital affair of Gov. Eric Greitens, more names continue to also emerge. One of the most recent names thrown into the mix is that of Roy Temple, the former chairman of the Missouri Democratic Party. Temple has been cited as a source for some of the recent information that has made headlines, reportedly having met with the woman’s former husband in […]

Emery’s utility bill returns with new provisions, opposition remains the same

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Utilities are once again pressing forward in the legislature, asking the state’s lawmakers to take a serious look at grid modernization measures in the Show-Me State. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment heard testimony on Sen. Ed Emery’s SB 564 on Wednesday afternoon, which lasted more than three hours with an equal number of opponents and supporters of the bill. The bill echoes pieces and parts […]

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 […]

STL County Councilwoman Colleen Wasinger to not seek re-election, former STL County police chief interested in seat

St. Louis County Councilwoman Colleen Wasinger announced Thursday that she won’t seek a fourth term with the St. Louis County Council and now a former St. Louis County Police Chief expressed interest in the position. Wasinger, a Republican who represents the county’s 3rd district, has held the position since 2007 and stated to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, that she wants to give another person the chance at the seat and that she wants to seek out other […]

Session gets underway, questions about Board appointments arise

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The first day of the legislative session has concluded, and Missouri lawmakers are primed to once again take up debate on issues and legislation that will affect all corners of the Show-Me State. Today, we begin the 2018 Legislative session as a group of farmers, teachers, business owners, attorneys, doctors, and officers of the law. Both Republicans and Democrats…just regular Missourians with the desire to make a difference. #moleg — Todd […]

Kehoe defining his legacy through infrastructure policy, patient dealmaking

The Missouri Times presenting Kehoe with inaugural Statesman of the Year award after legislative lapse in his absence In celebration of the 5th Anniversary of The Missouri Times, staff, subscribers, people in the business community, and a group of longtime Capitol observers combined to select the 2017 Missouri Statesman of the Year. The inaugural honoree is Senator Mike Kehoe, Cole County. We asked this collection of influential Missourians to help us identify someone who consistently […]