After less than 30 days in session, the Missouri General Assembly has passed a “Right to Work” bill and it is now sitting on the governor’s desk awaiting his signature.
In early December, outgoing Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon appointed former Franklin County Presiding Commissioner Ed Hillhouse, Villa Ridge, to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, but his tenure may be short-lived.
After being officially sworn in on Jan. 4, new State Rep. Nate Tate, R-St. Clair, is getting into the Jefferson City swing and has filed his first bill
Now that the dust has settled on the year-long 2016 campaigns, a combined $336,165 was spent by the winning and losing candidates for Franklin County political offices.
The 2017 Missouri legislative session doesn’t begin until January, but hundreds of pieces of legislation have been prefiled and await action in the General Assembly.
On Wednesday, Nathan Tate, R-St. Clair, will travel to Jefferson City to begin a whirlwind of orientations required for all newly elected state House members leading up to their official swearing in on Jan. 4.
With the elections over, Missouri state senators, including, Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, caucused in Kansas City last week to lay out their party’s plan for next year’s legislative session.
According to sources in Washington, D.C., former Missouri Sen. Jim Talent, R-Des Peres, is now at the top of a short list of prospects to become secretary of defense in the rapidly forming cabinet of President-elect Donald Trump.
The month of October was very good for Franklin County’s Second District Commissioner candidates as they raked in just under $10,000 in campaign contributions,
Due to high profile presidential and gubernatorial races this year, Franklin County Clerk Debbie Door, chief election official, is predicting countywide voter turnout between 73 and 76 percent.
Three-term state Rep. Paul Curtman, R-Union, is running for his fourth and final term for the 109th District House seat. He is facing Green Party candidate and Labadie resident Ellen Skiljan, who is new to politics.
The race for Franklin County public administrator features incumbent Mary Jo Straatmann D-Union, and perennial candidate Gary Getman, R-St. Clair.
The race for Second District commissioner of Franklin County features incumbent Jeff Maune, D-Union, and state Rep. Dave Hinson, R-St. Clair, who is vacating his House seat.
With accusations flying at the national level regarding voter fraud and rigged elections, Franklin County Clerk Debbie Door says it is not a concern here.
The state of Missouri has the lowest sales tax on cigarettes in the nation, but that all could change if voters approve Amendment 3 next month.
Missouri voters will have their hands full on Election Day deciding between not only federal, state and local candidates, but deciphering five new constitutional amendments and one proposition.
According to State Rep. Justin Alferman, R-Hermann, Gov. Jay Nixon’s cuts of $59 million in spending is in direct retaliation for 13 of his vetoes being overridden Wednesday evening.
After a four-month break from Jefferson City, Missouri lawmakers are returning for the fall veto session that begins Wednesday, Sept. 14.
A report released last week by State Auditor Nicole Galloway shed light on a secret bank account funded by lobbyists and used by senators to purchase late night meals.
Like Jesse James, and his grandfather Lester Dill, Lester Turilli wants to become the next famous Missourian associated with Meramec Caverns.
Now that the primary smoke has cleared, statewide Republican candidates are reaching out to legislators for support in the run up to the general election Nov. 8.
With a little more than two months before the Nov. 8 general election, the Franklin County Democratic Central Committee is gearing up for the home stretch.
Voter turnout was a bit lower than expected Tuesday, despite major Republican primary races for governor, Franklin County sheriff and county commissioner seats.
The campaigns of Missouri gubernatorial candidates Catherine Hanaway, Eric Greitens and John Brunner spent nearly as much in the month of July alone than Peter Kinder did on his entire campaign.
Steve Pelton, St. Clair, was elected Franklin County Sheriff in Tuesday’s Republican primary election, outpolling Jason Grellner, Pacific, and Dan Page, Union.
Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke issued a statement Wednesday morning in the wake of an ad in The Missourian that incorrectly listed him among people endorsing one of the candidates for sheriff in next Tuesday’s primary election.
Franklin County Clerk Debbie Door says First District Commissioner Tim Brinker’s name will stay on the Aug. 2 primary ballot.
Just days after Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a controversial omnibus gun bill, Republican lawmakers are circling the wagons in preparation for a veto override vote in mid-September.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon today vetoed Senate Bill 656, which would have eliminated the current requirements that individuals must obtain training, education, a background check and a permit in order to carry a concealed firearm in Missouri.
In what was expected to be a contentious race for First District commissioner of Franklin County, the first shot has been fired by challenger Tim Baker, R-Robertsville, accusing incumbent Tim Brinker, R-Washington, of having unpaid taxes at the time of filing for re-election, thus making him…
A bill originally proposed by State Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, that would allow Missourians to renew their concealed firearm permits for life has now been overshadowed by a more controversial bill that Gov. Jay Nixon may not sign.
A bill originally proposed by U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt providing flags flown over the Capitol to the families of fallen first responders passed the House on Tuesday and now awaits President Obama’s signature.
Sate Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, has proposed a $40 limit on what lobbyists can pay per day for lawmakers’ meals.
With the 2016 second legislative session wrapping up, lawmakers across the state are reviewing their failures and success of bills and legislation they proposed.
A bill originally sponsored by State Rep. Justin Alferman, R-Hermann, has cleared two hurdles in the General Assembly and is now headed to Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk.
After weeks of media attention and emotional debate, SJR 39, otherwise known as the Missouri religious freedom bill, is dead after the House Emerging Issues Committee vote ended in a tie, preventing the bill from moving on.