Tag: politics

Senate votes to lower cap on historic tax credits

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Missouri Senate plan is looking to roll back a tax credit program focused on helping developers restore and repurpose old buildings, of which Missouri has had the largest program in the nation for years. SB 590, sponsored by Sen. Dan Hegeman, seeks to reduce the cap on the tax credits from the current level of $140 million to $90 million, while also changing the process as to how the tax […]

Senate gives preliminary approval to Eigel’s massive tax reform measure

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It seems that most members of the Missouri Senate were caught off guard as Sen. Bill Eigel’s tax reform package was perfected by the body. But perhaps no one was as surprised as Sen. Eigel when the body put forward almost no opposition. “I’m obviously thrilled that the body perfected SB 617. We brought out a new substitute that included changes that are a reflection of really six months of effort,” […]

Advertisements for St. Louis County Executive race heats up as candidates go for the throat

While the first initial waves of advertisements regarding the St. Louis County Executive race started slow, things are beginning to heat up as more attack ads make their appearances on airwaves this week. Current St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger and candidate Mark Mantovani have released advertisements attacking each other’s credentials and voting records. In one of the newly released ads, Stenger pushes on Mantovani’s record of donating to Republican Governor Eric Greitens, and questioning […]

Walsh happy with November date for right-to-work vote

TWMP panel delves into investigation into the Governor Sen. Gina Walsh sat down with Scott Faughn on This Week in Missouri Politics to talk moving the Right-to-Work referendum to August from November. “No one has given me a reason, whether they should move it or not,” Walsh said. “I am perfectly happy with it in November but I am very confident that working men and women will come out and vote in both elections and […]

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of March 19, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Another week down, and despite the absence of the legislature in the Missouri State Capitol, the news cycle continued churning out stories related to the Governor’s Office and the ongoing investigations. Gov. Eric Greitens kicked off the week with a proclamation, reminding everyone to thank farmers and honor them with National Agriculture Week. Quick reminder for anyone who thinks food comes from the grocery store: thank a farmer! It's National Agriculture […]

RELEASE: Habjan announces candidacy for Vernon County Clerk

NEVADA, Mo. – On Monday, March 26th, 2018, Dominic Habjan announced his candidacy for County Clerk of Vernon County. “I am running for County Clerk because I believe it is time for a new generation of leadership to step up and move Vernon County forward. I have a passion for public service, and I hope the people will give me the opportunity to serve them with a commitment to making my community better.” “The County […]

RELEASE: Berry for St. Louis County Executive

Paul Berry III will be hosting his St. Louis County Executive campaign kickoff today, March 22nd at 7 pm.  The event will be held at the Drury Plaza Hotel located at 355 Chesterfield Center E, Chesterfield, MO 63017.  The keynote speaker will be Fred Sauer Senior, which will undoubtedly make this a wonderful event. It is time for St. Louis County to head in a new direction and bring the area back to the forefront […]

RELEASE: Butler announces candidacy for 22nd District State Senate Race

JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO – Robert Butler announced today his decision to run for State Senate in the 22nd District of Jefferson County to fight for the working men and women who have been short-changed by the elected officials. Butler launches his campaign against incumbent Sen. Paul Weiland. “The hard-working people of Jefferson County have suffered for too long from stagnant job growth and low wages,” Butler said. “My priority is to defend the rights of working […]

This Week in the Missouri PSC: March 21, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission approved seven tariffs and new orders on Wednesday, with the majority of the orders concerning Ameren Missouri and Kansas City Power & Light The first concerned an application from Ameren Missouri seeking the authority to issue $425 million in longterm indebtedness, which they intend to use pay and refinance outstanding short-term debt. No other parties responded in the matter, and the PSC ruled that it was […]

RELEASE: Blunt Touts Largest Annual Defense Funding Increase in 15 Years

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke during the Senate Republican leadership press conference to highlight the $61 billion defense increase that’s expected to be included in this year’s government funding bill. As Blunt noted, this marks the largest year-to-year increase in defense funding in 15 years, providing critical resources to rebuild our military and support our men and women in uniform.