jason smith http://kbia.org en Mo. Lt. Gov. Kinder decides against run for Congress http://kbia.org/post/mo-lt-gov-kinder-decides-against-run-congress <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lt. </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Peter Kinder has decided not to run for a southeast Missouri congressional seat next year.</span></p><p>Kinder announced his decision in a written statement Friday, about a month after he publicly said he was considering a congressional bid.</p><p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 14:11:41 +0000 Associated Press 43201 at http://kbia.org Mo. Lt. Gov. Kinder decides against run for Congress Rep. Hartzler wants salary withheld until government shutdown ends http://kbia.org/post/rep-hartzler-wants-salary-withheld-until-government-shutdown-ends <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some of Missouri&#39;s House members, including Republicans Vicky </span>Hartzler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of the </span>4th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> District and Jason Smith of the </span>8th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> District have requested that their salaries be withheld until the government shutdown ends. </span></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:49:47 +0000 Casey Morell 41472 at http://kbia.org Rep. Hartzler wants salary withheld until government shutdown ends Newscast for June 17, 2013 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-june-17-2013 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>U.S. Rep. Jason Smith's first piece of legislation in Washington</li><li>Kansas City loses thousands of jobs over past decade</li><li>Gov. Nixon contemplates cash-advance bill</li></ul><p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 22:17:51 +0000 Kristofor Husted 35623 at http://kbia.org This Mr. Smith is going to Washington http://kbia.org/post/mr-smith-going-washington <div>Republican Jason Smith easily won a special election on Tuesday to fill Jo Ann Emerson’s vacant seat in the U-S House of Representatives.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It was a strong night for the 32-year old Smith, as the 32-year old Missouri House speaker pro </span>tem<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> cruised past Democratic rival Steve Hodges 67% to 27%.&#160;</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The outcome was hardly unexpected.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Eighth Congressional District is heavily conservative. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:29:57 +0000 Jacob McCleland 34900 at http://kbia.org This Mr. Smith is going to Washington Mo. Republicans choose Jason Smith for 8th District Congress race http://kbia.org/post/mo-republicans-choose-jason-smith-8th-district-congress-race <p>Missouri Republicans have chosen a young state lawmaker promising a "fresh approach" as their candidate to replace former Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson. Sat, 09 Feb 2013 20:37:41 +0000 Associated Press 28629 at http://kbia.org Mo. Republicans choose Jason Smith for 8th District Congress race Disagreement in Mo. government on how to fill empty offices http://kbia.org/post/disagreement-mo-government-how-fill-empty-offices <p></p><p>Aside from Medicaid expansion, the most talked-about issue so far during the just-begun Missouri legislative session is whether Gov. Jay Nixon has the authority to appoint a new Lt. Gov. if Peter Kinder succeeds Republican Jo Ann Emerson in Congress.</p><p>Following his annual prayer breakfast, Gov. Nixon told reporters he believes he has the authority to appoint a new lieutenant governor if the office suddenly becomes vacant.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:51:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27120 at http://kbia.org Disagreement in Mo. government on how to fill empty offices MO Supreme Court wants map issue to go through lower courts http://kbia.org/post/mo-supreme-court-wants-map-issue-go-through-lower-courts <p>The Missouri Supreme Court is declining to weigh in on the constitutionality of new state House districts &mdash; at least for now. Thu, 26 Jan 2012 23:11:52 +0000 Associated Press 7791 at http://kbia.org MO Supreme Court wants map issue to go through lower courts