President Trump is reportedly signing a deal to keep the federal government open, but he will declare a national emergency to get more border wall funding. The compromise includes 1.3 billion dollars, instead of 5.7 billion Trump wanted. U.S. Senator Roy Blunt tells Missourinet previous presidents have taken extra money from the federal budget to […]
Missouri Right to Life Vice President Therese Sander will present a program at the next Linn County Republican Women meeting. The group will meet at Ginnie’s Restaurant of Brookfield the night of February 21st. Social time will begin at 6 o’clock, and the meeting will start at 7 o’clock.
A Missouri Senate committee is considering whether the state should be charging a 6.5-percent sales tax on out-of-state internet purchases. Missouri School Boards Association spokesman Brent Ghan says the tax could bring in additional money for the state. Ghan hopes lawmakers would not use the additional revenue to give tax cuts. […]
A chili lunch, live auction, and raffle fundraiser will be held for a three-year-old girl diagnosed with leukemia. The event for Mackenzie Cunningham of Trenton will be held in the Activity Center of the First Assembly of God Church of Trenton March 16th. Food will be served from 11 to 1 o’clock and Arnold Auctions […]
Governor Parson’s plan to fix 250 Missouri bridges would cost 350-million dollars over 15 years, plus roughly 100-million dollars in interest. Weldon Spring Republican Senator Bill Eigel questions MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna about the selection process of the bridges chosen for repair. Eigel says the list includes three bridges in St. Louis city, […]
There’s bipartisan support in the state legislature to focus on shifting the criminal justice system away from mass incarceration. Freshman Republican Representative Louis Riggs of northeast Missouri’s Hannibal says he’s looking forward to GOP Governor Parson’s leadership on the issue. Riggs of Hannibal says alternatives to incarceration are important. Riggs sits […]
Southern Missouri Republican Congressman Jason Smith has apologized for an exchange on the House floor Thursday. According to widely reported accounts, Smith expressed contrition to California Democratic Representative Tony Cárdenas after yelling, “Go back to Puerto Rico” while Cárdenas was at the House podium. A spokesperson for Representative Smith said the comment was […]
House Speaker Elijah Haahr announced today the House Committee chairmanships and his selections for Republican membership on House committees for the 100th General Assembly. “One of the greatest qualities of the Republican Caucus is the diverse experiences and talents this group of individuals brings to our legislative process,” said Speaker Haahr, R-Springfield. “We have worked […]
A publication claims the National Rifle Association may have improperly coordinated political advertising with Republican Josh Hawley’s campaign for the U.S. Senate. The Trace, a division of the left-leaning Mother Jones magazine says Federal Communications Commission records show NRA ads in favor of Hawley were placed by the same consultant group that secured […]
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 […]
The Missouri legislative session is underway and Senate Minority Leader Gina Walsh is already feeling it. Senate Minority Leader Gina Walsh says she’s tired of Republicans trying to reverse ballot measures passed by voters. Walsh opposes possible Republican plans to overturn a lobbyist gift ban, campaign donations limits and legislative redistricting.
Missouri Senate President Dave Schatz does not think a Right-to-work proposal will make it to the governor’s desk this year. In 2017, the legislature passed a right to work bill quickly, but voters overturned the law in a referendum last August. Senator Eric Burlison, a Republican from Springfield, has filed a Right-to-work proposal […]