steve webb http://kbia.org en Mo. House Democrats change leadership http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-democrats-change-leadership <p>Missouri House Democrats have shuffled several of their leadership positions.</p><p>Chris Kelly, of Columbia, was elected yesterday as caucus chairman to replace Steve Webb, of Florissant. Webb resigned his House seat last month while facing criminal charges. Kelly had been the caucus vice chairman and served 12 years in the House during the 1980s and 1990s. He also has served in the House since 2009.</p><p>The Democrats' new caucus vice chairwoman will be Gina Mitten, of St. Louis. She was elected to the state House in 2012.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:47:27 +0000 Associated Press 46683 at http://kbia.org Mo. House Democrats change leadership Lawsuit seeks to compel Mo. Gov. to set elections http://kbia.org/post/lawsuit-seeks-compel-mo-gov-set-elections <p></p><p>A new lawsuit seeks to compel Governor Jay Nixon to call special elections to fill four vacant legislative seats.</p><p>The lawsuit filed Thursday in Cole County claims Nixon is shirking his duties by not setting special elections.</p><p>The 120th House District has been vacant since June, when Republican Representative Jason Smith of Salem won a special election to Congress. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 13:57:10 +0000 Associated Press 46160 at http://kbia.org Lawsuit seeks to compel Mo. Gov. to set elections Missouri lawmaker resigns amid criminal case http://kbia.org/post/missouri-lawmaker-resigns-amid-criminal-case <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A three-term state lawmaker has resigned from the Missouri House amid charges of stealing and campaign finance violations.</p><p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:49:16 +0000 Associated Press 44671 at http://kbia.org Missouri lawmaker resigns amid criminal case Legislative Black Caucus fights workplace discrimination bills http://kbia.org/post/legislative-black-caucus-fights-workplace-discrimination-bills <p>The Legislative Black Caucus is vowing to fight attempts in both the Missouri House and Senate to pass Republican-sponsored workplace discrimination bills. As St. Louis Public Radio&#39;s Marshall Griffin tells us, both Senate and House bills would redefine discrimination as a motivating factor in actions taken against an employee:</p><p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 16:40:44 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8012 at http://kbia.org Legislative Black Caucus fights workplace discrimination bills