Tag: politics

Senate weighs resolution to change term limits

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Should Missouri’s term limits on elected officials stand? A resolution filed in the Senate is seeking to modify the term limits that were put in effect after the passage of the Missouri State Congressional Term Limits Amendment, also known as Amendment 12, on the November 1992 ballot. More than two decades later, lawmakers are still debating the merits of term limits. SJR 28, filed this session by Sen. Jason Holsman, would place a constitutional amendment […]

Are Republicans abandoning opposition to the Missouri Plan?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –  In 2017, Republicans strongly questioned the effectiveness of the Missouri nonpartisan court plan while the Appellate Judicial Commission sought to fill the vacancy left by the late Judge Richard Teitelman. Republicans argue that the Missouri Plan, as it is called, gives trial lawyers too much control over the appointment process of the same judges they would be arguing their cases before. Their opposition of the nonpartisan court plan marks yet another instance […]

General Assembly rolls back restrictions on college degree programs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House and Senate have truly agreed and passed a new piece of legislation that would allow certain universities to grant degrees that they had previously been unable to. HB 1645, sponsored by Rep. Steve Cookson, is the result of several years of work but received final approval from the House on Wednesday after returning from the Senate. The legislation would create a framework to reform degree offerings and program approval […]

RELEASE: Stenger TV ads filled with factual errors; Mantovani campaign releases new TV spot focused on real values

St. Louis, MO (March 30, 2018) – County Executive Steve Stenger’s latest television ads are riddled with factual errors, outright lies and over-exaggerations in what is a desperate attempt to mislead the public and attack his opponent Mark Mantovani. The ads illustrate that Stenger is concerned as he becomes the first candidate to go negative in this campaign. “The public is tired of these ‘politics as usual’ kinds of ads and fed up with the […]

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 […]