Audio: Missouri House Majority Caucus Chair is disappointed about transportation vote

One of the top GOP lawmakers in the Missouri House is disappointed that voters rejected a ten-cent gasoline tax increase this month. Odessa State Representative Glen Kolkmeyer, who serves as the House Majority Caucus Chair, tells Missourinet talks are happening “behind the scenes”:     Kolkmeyer says he’s “very disappointed” that voters rejected a ten-cent […]

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 […]

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 […]

Audio: Missouri Supreme Court observer thinks Kavanaugh’s testimony disqualifying

Some Missouri experts who follow the Supreme Court are worried about the confirmation process of current nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Law Professor Greg Magarian of Washington University in St. Louis says Kavanaugh’s presentation last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee did not represent behavior appropriate for a Supreme Court judge.     Magarian questions why Senate […]