Josh Hawley

Audio: Hawley’s office calls funding allegations ‘frivolous act of political harassment’

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley’s office has responded to allegations that he illegally used public resources to help his U.S. Senate campaign.     It said the accusations are a “frivolous act of political harassment” from a well-known Democratic operative who heads a leftist political organization. Fellow Republican Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft has launched […]

Josh Hawley

Audio: Missouri Secretary of State investigating accusations Hawley used public funds to support Senate run

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is starting an investigation into the operations of Attorney General Josh Hawley.     The probe will look at accusations that Hawley used taxpayer money to support his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. Ashcroft’s office sent a letter Thursday confirming the investigation to Democratic strategist Brad Woodhouse.  Woodhouse heads […]

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Audio: Missouri State Representative Holly Rehder to Pre-file Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Legislation

A southeast Missouri lawmaker who has championed prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) legislation for years thinks it will “make it over the finish line” in 2019. Sikeston State Representative Holly Rehder tells Missourinet that she and State Senator-Elect Tony Luetkemeyer of Parkville will pre-file the same bill today (Monday).     Rehder notes Missouri is […]

Branson Duck Boat

Audio: Missouri’s Senator-elect Hawley to reintroduce opponent McCaskill’s duck boat bill

Missouri Republican Senator-elect Josh Hawley plans to reintroduce Senator Claire McCaskill’s duck boat legislation in the new Congress.     Hawley released a statement Wednesday announcing his intention. McCaskill, a two-term Democrat who was defeated by Hawley in November’s election, filed her bill in August after 17 people died in July when a duck boat […]

Democratic Party

Audio: Missouri Democratic party looking to regroup after poor midterm showing

The Democratic Party in Missouri is trying to regroup after disappointing midterm election results. Among other things, state Auditor Nicole Galloway won a relatively close contest against a troubled Republican opponent. University of Missouri-Columbia Political Scientist Peverill Squire thinks the result indicates a statewide voter tilt toward Republican candidates.     Among other things, state […]

Republican Party

Audio: Missouri Republican lawmakers lavish praise on Governor Parson’s Attorney General appointment

Republican lawmakers have been rallying around Governor Mike Parson’s appointment of GOP state Treasurer Eric Schmitt as state attorney general. Senator Denny Hoskins of Warrensburg says he’s had productive collaborations with Schmitt.     Senator Denny Hoskins of Warrensburg is impressed by Schmitt’s skills as a lawyer.     Hoskins of Warrensburg says Schmitt will […]

Medicaid

Audio: Missouri becoming more isolated with state’s refusal to expand Medicaid

There’s strong opposition among Missouri Republican lawmakers to expanding Medicaid, even after voters in three red states passed ballot measures to do so in the recent election. Newly elected House Majority Speaker Pro-Tem John Wiemann of O’Fallon told Missourinet earlier this year that more states would be retreating from Medicaid expansion.     Missouri Republican […]

Audio: GOP state lawmaker looks to represent all voters, renew fight for legislative priorities

A Missouri state representative is pledging to work for all his constituents, even those who opposed him. Republican Chuck Basye of Rocheport, who serves an area near Democratic-leaning Columbia in mid-Missouri, says it’s a privilege to represent his district.     Basye, who serves an area near Democratic-leaning Columbia, says he’ll listen to all his […]

Election Results

Local election results for November 6, 2018

It was a 61.24% voter turnout for Grundy County in the November 6, 2018 election. Five people last night were elected to Grundy County offices, without opposition. Phillip Ray wins as presiding commissioner. Incumbents winning another term were Associate Judge Steve Hudson, Circuit Clerk and Ex officio recorder Becky Stanturf, County Clerk Betty Spickard, and Prosecuting Attorney […]