Grain Belt Express

Audio: Missouri House Speaker prioritizes eminent domain legislation

Legislation aimed at preventing private entities like the Grain Belt Express from using eminent domain could hit the Missouri Senate floor soon. Frankford State Representative Jim Hansen’s bill was the first bill sent by the House to the Senate earlier this year.     Hansen and House Speaker Elijah Haahr briefed Capitol reporters on Thursday, […]

Grain Belt Express

Audio: Missouri House gives initial approval to Grain Belt-related legislation

Legislation aimed at the proposed Grain Belt project in northern Missouri has received initial approval by the Missouri House.     Frankford State Representative Jim Hansen’s legislation says NO private entity has the power of eminent domain for the purposes of building above-ground merchant lines. The Missouri Public Service Commission announced in March it’s approved […]

Border Wall between United States and Mexico

Audio: Missouri Republican Congressman says border agents want wall

The partial government shutdown is in day 25 over President Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion to build a southern border wall. Northern Missouri Republican Congressman Sam Graves says border security agents support the wall.     Democrats, including Missouri Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, claims more technology is needed at the border. They say the wall would […]

Missouri Farm Bureau

House Speaker Todd Richardson addresses Missouri Farm Bureau

Missouri House Speaker Todd Richardson is emphasizing the importance of agriculture, property rights, transportation and broadband access. The Poplar Bluff Republican tells Missouri Farm Bureau members the House has a primary mission.     More than 150 Farm Bureau members from across the state traveled to Jefferson City this week for the group’s legislative day. […]