Tag: this week in missouri politics

Doubts loom over Democrat health care plan

By Michael Layer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, Democrats spoke about their proposed state health care plan. The plan, named Healthy Missouri, is founded around several goals like expanding Medicaid, prioritizing veteran and women’s health care needs, and implementing a comprehensive PDMP to combat the opioid epidemic. Health Missouri has been promoted by Steven Webber, a former House Democrat and current Chairman of the state’s Democrat Party. […]

Roorda blames politicians for escalated Stockley protests

By Michael Layer  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On the September 24 episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, Jeff Roorda, the executive director of the St. Louis Police Officer’s Association, blamed politicians for the escalation of the Stockley protests. “You blame the politicians that aren’t honest about what happened. Shame on Mayor Krewson and everybody else who has castigated this decision,” he continued. “Under the rule of law, there’s no question of whether it’s the […]

Dear Mr. Danforth, your self-righteous turkey call politics are their own brand of divisive

Well, it’s been about 24 months, and that means the Cardinals are due for a new closer and, of course, John Danforth is due for a sanctimonious diatribe on the Republican Party. It’s been about that long since Danforth teamed up with Tony Messenger at the Post-Dispatch to launch an unfair, vicious, and holier-than-thou personal slander of John Hancock. Right on schedule, this week, he partnered with another conservative bastion, The Washington Post, to attack […]

How small is Democratic Party in Missouri, really?

By Michael Layer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House special election, which saw Sara Walsh defeat Michela Skelton, signaled a different enthusiasm from Missouri Democrats. Sarah Wood Martin, alderman of St. Louis’ 11th Ward and background operator for Democrats, felt that Skelton’s impressive numbers were because of the influence of Stephen Webber, Chairman of the Missouri Democratic Party. “We’re seeing the result of Stephen Webber being on the ground. It’s really the first time we’ve […]

Is Hawley reluctant to run for U.S. Senate, or just reluctant to answer the question?

By Benjamin Peters JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Recent news about Attorney General Josh Hawley’s potential run for U.S. Senate continues to leave voters with questions about the status of the Republican’s intentions. Just last week, it was announced that Hawley was forming an exploratory committee for a possible bid against U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill. “It’s really not official, he’s still playing around with an exploratory committee. Either start a pot, or get out of the […]

TWMP: Panel talks abortion special session, Ross warns of executive orders

By Benjamin Peters This week on TWMP, Rep. Robert Ross sits down with host Scott Faughn to discuss the results of the second extraordinary session as well as share his thoughts on Governor Eric Greitens’ executive order establishing a PDMP in Missouri. “I disagree with the Governor’s decision in two ways, not just a policy standpoint,” Ross said “We, as a state, do not need to be tracking prescriptions, and I also disagree with the […]