Franklin County First District Commissioner Tim Brinker Tuesday announced his candidacy for the county’s top elected office.
All five local state legislators have received high marks for their voting records by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce for the 2017 legislative session.
Three months after creating an exploratory committee for a U.S. Senate run against incumbent Claire McCaskill, State Rep. Paul Curtman, R-Pacific, is calling it quits.
With two Republican challengers already announcing their candidacy, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill knows she has a big target on her back as the 2018 election cycle is already taking shape.
State Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, says he is ready to take his political career to the next level and has thrown his hat into the ring for Senate President Pro Tempore.
State Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, has joined other state and federal lawmakers in calling for the resignation of State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City.
State Rep. Justin Alferman, R-Hermann, says the recent buzz about former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander on a national level is undeserved.
A bill to create the Women’s Health and Clinic Safety Act, and to reform several abortion policies is progressing in Jefferson City.
As Missouri lawmakers are called back to Jefferson City for the second time in a month their patience with Gov. Eric Greitens may be wearing thin.
A special legislative session called by Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens last week ended with seemingly positive results for the southeastern part of the state.
Only 114 bills were passed in the 2017 legislative session last year and now Gov. Eric Greitens has called a special session to address some of his key issues.
A bill to fund renovations to the Scottrade Center is moving closer to passage, despite St. Louis city voters rejecting the use of public funds to build a new sporting venue in April.
In their efforts to cut waste while at the same time generate new funding for transportation, Missouri House members voted to cut grants for field sobriety checkpoints from the state budget.
A bill which would allow residents to acquire federally compliant and accepted identification has made its way through the Missouri House and was passed to the Senate last week.
In a somewhat surprise appearance, U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt attended the annual Lincoln Day banquet in Washington Friday night to thank Franklin County voters for putting him over the top in his recent re-election bid.
Union Fire Protection District board member Gary Banderman Sr. will face Mike Dedert in his bid to retain a seat on the board in Tuesday’s general municipal election.
As part of his sweeping budget cuts to social programs, President Donald Trump has suggested a $15.1 billion reduction across the board at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which provides funding for senior nutritional programs for 2,300 Franklin County residents.
As it has in recent legislative sessions, the issue of making portions of Interstate 70 a toll road between Kansas City and St. Louis has again raised what could be seen as its ugly head to many Missourians.
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.