Tag: Rep. Robert Cornejo

House votes down gubernatorial priority police dog bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In an unexpected move, the Missouri House voted down a bill that would enhance the punishment for harming a police dog. The bill sparked a lot of debate last week, where previous question was moved during perfection, and again Monday night, where both sides of the aisle raised serious questions on the legislation. Dubbed “Champ’s Law,” the bill was advocated by Gov. Eric Greitens. “We need to strengthen Missouri’s laws,” Greitens […]

Caucus chairman discusses leadership election process

By Benjamin Peters JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With the start of the next legislative session just months away, the questions concerning the House leadership races continue swirling throughout the Capitol. New leadership is scheduled to take over the House in 2018, with a new Speaker to be decided, as well as the other top positions in the majority caucus. Reps. Robert Cornejo, Elijah Haahr, and Holly Rehder are all seeking the Speaker’s seat for 2018 […]