Tag: this week in missouri politics

Jobs, the economy and the governor on This Week on Missouri Politics

It’s been the week for job creation in Missouri and the opinion panel on This Week in Missouri Politics dives right into the topic. “I think it is terrific,” said Rep. Gretchen Bangert. With the companies opening doors in Missouri, Scott Faughn pointed out that it looks like some of President Donald Trump’s policies are working. “You know, the president is about results. As a businessman, sometimes that’s usually what we forget to do in […]

Rowden talks ‘doing the right thing’ on This Week in Missouri Politics

ST. LOUIS — For the second week in a row, Gov. Eric Greitens dominated headlines and was the main topic of discussion on This Week in Missouri Politics. In the past week, the House has moved forward with an investigation into the governor and several legislators have called for his resignation. “My resignation call was because I don’t envision a scenario where the governor will be in a place where he can lead in the […]

Eigel talks tax cuts on This Week in Missouri Politics

By Alisha Shurr, Missouri Times Sen. Bill Eigel talks his favorite topic Sunday on This Week in Missouri Politics: tax cuts. “I think the Senate is going to make good on the Governor’s promise of a bold tax plan,” Eigel told Scott Faughn. And he wasn’t referring to the tax cut plan that Gov. Eric Greitens was touting around Missouri this last week. “Well, first of all, we have worked very hard this week, and […]

Courtland Sykes talks U.S. Senate campaign on This Week in Missouri Politics

By Alisha Shurr “All that is required for evil to be victorious, is for good men to do nothing,” Courtland Sykes quotes Edmund Burke in describing why he joined the military and is now running for public office. The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate joins Scott Faughn on This Week in Missouri Politics on January 21 as the featured guest. The pro-life, pro-gun candidate wants to “rip the wires out of big government” and can […]

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 […]