Tag: senate

Clayton Times Interview: Representative Joe Adams

We had the chance to sit with Rep. Joe Adams, D-University City, to discuss the current political climate not only in the state of Missouri but also on the national level. Adams has been involved in state politics for nearly 30 years and won his current position in 2014 in which he represents the 86th District, which includes all parts of Pagedale, Hanley Hills, Vinita Park, Vinita Terrace, University City and Wellston. He also sits […]

Senate, Governor look to reform Missouri taxes, but which version will advance?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Nearly every Republican in an elected office can agree that modifying or changing the existing tax structure is beneficial to improving the lives of Missourians and making the Show-Me State more attractive to businesses. But the question right now is: which proposal is the best way to do that? It seems that the two real options are either the proposal of Gov. Eric Greitens or a Senate proposal comprised of a […]

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 […]

How should Missouri assess state utility regulation?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Are the rankings of state utility commissions by the Regulatory Research Associates (RRA) still a valid assessment of the state’s regulation? That was the question Sen. Ed Emery posed to the Midwest Energy Consumers Group (MECG) in a letter back in late November. Earlier in 2017, the RRA lowered its assessment of Missouri regulation, dropping the state’s credit profile down two notches from an A2 (average) to BA1 (below average). The […]

Election Night 2017: Cierpiot surges to victory in SD 8 special

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Election Day has officially come and passed, and there will now be two new members joining the Missouri Legislature. But the biggest headline from Election Day across Missouri is Rep. Mike Cierpiot now becoming Senator-elect Cierpiot, following a decisive victory over up-and-comer Democrat Hillary Shields and potentially ending the political career of independent candidate Jacob Turk. To our friends, family and supporters…THANK YOU! This was a hard fought race and I’m […]

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 […]