Tag: Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal

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 […]

Candidate for Senate District 14 hopes to add accountability to Jefferson City

A challenger for the Missouri Senate District 14 kicked off his campaign Friday at an event in University City. Brian Williams, a former staffer of U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay, filed earlier this week to run for the Senate seat with a campaign focused on education, accountability and attracting and retaining local talent to the district. During the kick off event, Williams told a story about a young man that he met and how it inspired […]

Former state representative Keith English found dead

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Friends, family, fellow lawmakers, staff and lobbyists on Wednesday were shocked to receive the news that former State Representative Keith English has passed away. “I’m deeply saddened by the news of the passing of my good friend Keith English,” Rep. Glen Kolkmeyer said in a statement. “My thoughts and prayers are certainly with his wife, Kelly and their family.” “Please keep the family of former state representative Keith English in your […]

Chapelle-Nadal appears to shove man at public hearing, grassroot group rejects her involvement

NORTH COUNTY, Mo. – At a Thursday, February 22, 2018, public meeting discussing updates on remedial activities in North County, Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal appears to shove a long-time local man. The man, identified as Carl Chapell, a Coldwater Creek area resident, is legally blind and lost both his son and father to radiation-related illnesses attributed to Coldwater Creek radiation. The alleged shove can be seen at 1:42:40 in the Facebook live stream of the video. It […]

Investigators expand Greitens probe, begin interviewing lawmakers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — With a Grand Jury empaneled in the Governor’s hometown of St. Louis, the Missouri Times has learned that investigators from the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office have begun interviewing lawmakers at the state Capitol in what appears to be an expansion on what began on as a sex crime investigation into a broader probe of corruption inside the Greitens’ administration. The Missouri Times has confirmed that investigators have appeared in the […]

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 censures Chappelle-Nadal, but leaves door open for later expulsion

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Senate has taken action to discipline the embattled Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, though Republicans failed in their attempt to corral enough votes to expel her, something they had been threatening for weeks. The Missouri Legislature’s veto session saw little in terms of any attempt to override a veto from Governor Eric Greitens, with no attempted overrides from the Senate, but the true action from the body and the focus of […]

Parson calls for special session to oust Chappelle-Nadal and restore in-home care budget cuts

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson is calling on the Missouri Legislature to call themselves to a special session to address the issue of how to restore funding to the in-home service cuts to more than 8,000 senior, disabled and veterans, but he also is asking the Senate to deal with Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal at the same time. In a conference held late Thursday morning, Lt. Gov. Parson called on the Legislature to […]

Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson sends a letter to Missouri senators to begin proceedings to expel Sen. Chappelle-Nadal

Members of the Missouri Senate Missouri State Capitol Jefferson City, Mo. 65101   Dear Colleagues, The recent inflammatory comments made by Senator Chappelle-Nadal are unacceptable and unbefitting conduct of a Missouri State Senator. I am calling on the Missouri Senate to go into special session in conjunction with Veto Session, with the purpose of expelling Senator Chappelle-Nadal from the body under the authority vested to the Senate under Article III, Section 18 of the Missouri […]

Lt. Gov. Parson, Mo. Dems, now calling on Chappelle-Nadal to resign over Facebook post about Trump getting assassinated

Lt. Gov. Michael Parson, who is chief of the Missouri Senate per the state constitution, is calling on Sen. Maria Chapelle-Nadal to resign following her post on Twitter implying that President Trump should be assassinated. “It is a total disgrace for the Senator to call for the assassination of the President or any elected official,” Parson said. “I believe she should immediately resign from her position, as this is conduct not befitting of a State […]