tim jones http://kbia.org en Nieves Drops Re-Election Bid, Sets Off GOP Jockeying For Job http://kbia.org/post/nieves-drops-re-election-bid-sets-gop-jockeying-job <strong><em>(Updated 1:50 p.m. Friday, March 14)</em></strong><p>State Sen. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:25:58 +0000 Jo Mannies 49595 at http://kbia.org Nieves Drops Re-Election Bid, Sets Off GOP Jockeying For Job Mo. House committee endorses 'right to work' http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-committee-endorses-right-work <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A&nbsp;<font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;House committee has endorsed a measure, known as "right to work," that would bar labor contracts from requiring that all employees pay&nbsp;<font color="red">union</font>&nbsp;fees.</p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 14:25:49 +0000 Associated Press 47975 at http://kbia.org Mo. House committee endorses 'right to work' Missouri House Committee Examines Medical Conscience Bill http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-committee-examines-medical-conscience-bill Legislation to allow medical professionals to refuse to take part in procedures that violate their religious or personal beliefs was heard Wednesday by a Missouri House committee.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1430">House bill 1430</a> is sponsored by <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=110&year=2014">House Speaker Tim Jones</a>, R-Eureka, and is one of his top priorities for the 2014 session. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 14:04:23 +0000 Marshall Griffin 47401 at http://kbia.org Missouri House Committee Examines Medical Conscience Bill House Speaker To Deliver GOP Response To Governor's State Of State Address http://kbia.org/post/house-speaker-deliver-gop-response-governors-state-state-address Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka, has been tapped to deliver the Republican response to next Tuesday’s State of the State address by Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Tim Jones" data-attribution="Credit Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201305/5-6-2013%2C_Tim_Jones_forms_committee.JPG" alt="" /><p>Jones had been on the short list for the response, usually delivered within minutes of the governor's annual speech. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:35:57 +0000 Jo Mannies 46789 at http://kbia.org House Speaker To Deliver GOP Response To Governor's State Of State Address House Speaker Jones Makes Medical Malpractice Caps A Top Priority For 2014 http://kbia.org/post/house-speaker-jones-makes-medical-malpractice-caps-top-priority-2014 The speaker of the Missouri House is pushing lawmakers to restore caps on damages in medical malpractice lawsuits.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A 2005 Missouri law created a $350,000 cap on non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering.&#160; But that cap was tossed out in 2012 by the Missouri Supreme Court. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:18:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 46786 at http://kbia.org House Speaker Jones Makes Medical Malpractice Caps A Top Priority For 2014 Speaker Jones defends 'right to work' legislation http://kbia.org/post/speaker-jones-defends-right-work-legislation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In his opening address at the start of the legislative session last week, House Speaker Tim Jones highlighted “right to work” legislation as one of his priorities this year.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:19:44 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 46685 at http://kbia.org Speaker Jones defends 'right to work' legislation Missouri House panel to hear 'right to work' bill http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-panel-hear-right-work-bill <p></p><p>The first bill being considered by a&nbsp;Missouri&nbsp;House committee this year would prohibit the payment of union fees from being a condition of employment.</p><p>The legislation, known as "right&nbsp;to work," is getting a hearing in the House Workplace Development and Workplace Safety Committee.</p><p>It is a top priority for Republican House Speaker Tim Jones, of Eureka. He led a rally of about 100 activists in support of the bill before the legislative session opened last week.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:31:34 +0000 Associated Press 46595 at http://kbia.org Missouri House panel to hear 'right to work' bill Boeing bid could impact Mo. regardless http://kbia.org/post/boeing-bid-could-impact-mo-regardless <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri is in a wait-and-see mode after submitting a bid to Boeing Co. for a new airplane assembly plant.</p><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 14:56:06 +0000 Associated Press 45340 at http://kbia.org Candidates prepare for 2016 statewide elections http://kbia.org/post/candidates-prepare-2016-statewide-elections <div><p>While statewide elections are still three years away, with the exception of auditor whose term ends in 2014, many candidates have already announced their intention to run.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:15:37 +0000 George Varney 44674 at http://kbia.org Candidates prepare for 2016 statewide elections Nixon set to call special session for Boeing tax incentive; Jones "cautiously optimistic" http://kbia.org/post/nixon-set-call-special-session-boeing-tax-incentive-jones-cautiously-optimistic <p></p><p>Gov. Jay Nixon continued Wednesday his push to get Boeing to manufacture its new commercial jet, Boeing 777x, in St. Louis. According to <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/blog/2013/11/nixon-boeing-special-session-could.html">the St. Louis Business Journal</a>,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nixon has said a special legislative session to put together a tax incentive package for Boeing could come in “days, not weeks.”</span></p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 23:19:07 +0000 St. Louis Business Journal & KBIA Staff 44472 at http://kbia.org Nixon set to call special session for Boeing tax incentive; Jones "cautiously optimistic" Speaker Jones creates committee to investigate Dept. of Agriculture http://kbia.org/post/speaker-jones-creates-committee-investigate-dept-agriculture <p>Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones has announced membership for a committee tasked with investigating allegations of a hostile work environment in the Department of Agriculture.</p><p>The 15-member committee will have 10 Republicans and five Democrats. It is led by Republican Casey Guernsey, of Bethany, and the vice chairman will be Stanley Cox, of Sedalia.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 21:35:35 +0000 Associated Press 44100 at http://kbia.org Speaker Jones creates committee to investigate Dept. of Agriculture Mo. House panel to look into hostility claims http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-panel-look-hostility-claims <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri's&nbsp;Republican House leader wants a legislative hearing on allegations of a hostile workplace in parts of Democratic </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Jay Nixon's administration.</span></p><p>House Speaker Tim Jones said Friday that he has asked the House Government Oversight and Accountability Committee to convene a hearing on the issue. That comes after former employees in the departments of agriculture and labor recently went public with assertions of intimidation and discrimination by former department directors.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 21:37:04 +0000 Associated Press 43125 at http://kbia.org Mo. House panel to look into hostility claims House Speaker Tim Jones to go on agricultural tour http://kbia.org/post/house-speaker-tim-jones-go-agricultural-tour <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones is planning a statewide tour that will focus on agricultural issues.</span></p><p>The Eureka Republican will make about a half-dozen stops Oct. 15-17 with visits to farms, agricultural products plants and bioenergy facilities. Jones wants to talk with farmers and gather information for the 2014 legislative session.</p><p>Communities on the schedule include California and Sedalia.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:04:13 +0000 Associated Press 41090 at http://kbia.org House Speaker Tim Jones to go on agricultural tour Schaefer to run for Attorney General http://kbia.org/post/schaefer-run-attorney-general <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Senator Kurt Schaefer has become the first big-name Republican to toss his hat in the ring for the 2016 Missouri Attorney General’s race.&nbsp;</span><font color="#222222" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 17px;">He is in his second and final term in the Missouri Senate. &nbsp;</span></font></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 21:33:13 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Julia Avery 40743 at http://kbia.org Schaefer to run for Attorney General Koster Opposing Bill That Could Nullify Federal Gun Laws In Mo. http://kbia.org/post/koster-opposing-bill-could-nullify-federal-gun-laws-mo <a href="https://www.ago.mo.gov/">Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster</a> is siding with fellow Democrat, <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a>, in opposition to legislation that would challenge the federal government's ability to enforce federal gun laws in Show-Me State.<p><a href="http://ago.mo.gov/HB436_AGLetter_09032012.pdf"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://ago.mo.gov/HB436_AGLetter_09032012.pdf"> a letter</a> sent Tuesday to <a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=110">House Speaker Tim Jones</a> (R, E Wed, 04 Sep 2013 13:23:54 +0000 Marshall Griffin 39927 at http://kbia.org Koster Opposing Bill That Could Nullify Federal Gun Laws In Mo. AG Koster sides with Gov. Nixon on tax cut http://kbia.org/post/ag-koster-sides-gov-nixon-tax-cut <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri Attorney General Chris </span>Koster<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has sided with </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Jay Nixon in determining that a vetoed tax cut bill could have applied retroactively.</span></p><p>At issue is a provision triggering an automatic one-half of a percent reduction in Missouri's income tax rates if the federal government makes it easier for states to collect taxes on online sales.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 22:22:18 +0000 Associated Press 39682 at http://kbia.org AG Koster sides with Gov. Nixon on tax cut Mo. sex offender registry may be overhauled http://kbia.org/post/mo-sex-offender-registry-may-be-overhauled <p>Letting juveniles seek removal from Missouri's sex offender registry is a target for a possible veto override when lawmakers return to the state Capitol in several weeks.</p><p>Few voted against the legislation, but Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon called the measure overbroad and said it would "reduce public safety and fail to protect the rights of victims." House Speaker Tim Jones said this past week it is "ripe for an override."</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:26:52 +0000 Associated Press 39044 at http://kbia.org Mo. sex offender registry may be overhauled Nixon: Tax-cut bill will cost higher education millions http://kbia.org/post/nixon-tax-cut-bill-will-cost-higher-education-millions <p> Gov. Jay Nixon continued stumping across the state discouraging state lawmakers from overriding his veto on a tax cut bill.</p><p>At the University of Missouri Columbia campus Wednesday, Nixon said the bill could result in a funding slash of $67 million per year for the state’s higher education institutions. The University of Missouri system alone stands to lose $31 million per year. And if a federal online sales tax bill passes, the state number jumps up to a cut of $116 million annually.</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 20:08:37 +0000 Kristofor Husted 38046 at http://kbia.org Nixon: Tax-cut bill will cost higher education millions Attempt At Override Of Income Tax Veto Unlikely, Speaker Says http://kbia.org/post/attempt-override-income-tax-veto-unlikely-speaker-says The income tax bill that would eventually reduce income tax rates by about a half of a percent is likely to not be brought up in veto session next month, according to Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones (R-Eureka).<p>Appearing on St. Louis Public Radio's and the St. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:35:25 +0000 Chris McDaniel 37976 at http://kbia.org Attempt At Override Of Income Tax Veto Unlikely, Speaker Says New Mo. House committee looks at government efficiency http://kbia.org/post/new-mo-house-committee-looks-government-efficiency <p>A new Missouri House committee focused on government efficiency is apparently taking its mission to heart.</p><p>The Interim Committee on Improving Government Responsiveness and Efficiency has scheduled hearings for Monday and Tuesday at the state Capitol.</p><p>It plans to start each hearing with public testimony. But it has posted a notice that people should limit their remarks to four minutes.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 12:29:23 +0000 Associated Press 37489 at http://kbia.org New Mo. House committee looks at government efficiency Mo. House chief ends subpoenas for gov's staff http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-chief-ends-subpoenas-govs-staff <p>Missouri's top House official has dropped an attempt to subpoena members of Gov. Jay Nixon's administration to testify before a committee he created.</p><p>House Speaker Tim Jones had subpoenaed five current Nixon staffers and his former Revenue Department director to testify about changes that were made in Missouri's procedures for issuing driver's licenses.</p><p>The six people all declined to appear as directed by the subpoenas last month, and a Cole County judge temporarily blocked the subpoenas from being enforced.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 22:40:04 +0000 Associated Press 36696 at http://kbia.org Mo. House chief ends subpoenas for gov's staff Mo. House interim committee to examine education http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-interim-committee-examine-education <div>Missouri's education system will be the focus of a newly formed state House committee that will consider ways to improve outcomes and better prepare students for college and adulthood.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The House Interim Committee on Education has scheduled its first meeting for next Thursday at the state Capitol. The panel will examine education issues during the summer and fall before lawmakers return in January for their next legislative session. Mon, 08 Jul 2013 12:10:27 +0000 Associated Press 36633 at http://kbia.org Mo. House interim committee to examine education Speaker Jones wants to examine Medicaid reform http://kbia.org/post/speaker-jones-wants-examine-medicaid-reform <p>Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones&nbsp;formally announced the creation yesterday of two interim committees that will look at ways to reform the state’s Medicaid system.&nbsp;</p><p>One committee will have House members and selected citizens team up to research ways to improve Medicaid.&nbsp; They will then hand off their findings to the other committee, which will make recommendations for next year’s legislative session.&nbsp; Jones said they’re taking a thorough approach to fixing a broken system.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:05:04 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35838 at http://kbia.org Speaker Jones wants to examine Medicaid reform Mo. House to study its own operations http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-study-its-own-operations <p>The Missouri House is creating a committee to study itself.</p><p>House Speaker Tim Jones says he has formed a new committee to examine the operations of the House of Representatives and recommend potential changes to the way it conducts business.</p><p>The panel will have a long name. It’s called the Interim House Committee on Legislative Institutional Infrastructure and Process. It will be led by Rep. Dwight Scharnhorst, a Republican from St. Louis County.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 12:43:34 +0000 Associated Press 35179 at http://kbia.org Mo. House to study its own operations Mo. House not giving info on gun database access http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-not-giving-info-gun-database-access <p>The Missouri House is not planning to give Gov. Jay Nixon's administration data related to an attempted access of the list of gun permit holders. Wed, 08 May 2013 21:23:49 +0000 Associated Press 33398 at http://kbia.org Mo. House not giving info on gun database access Mo. department backing down on welfare contract http://kbia.org/post/mo-department-backing-down-welfare-contract <p>The Missouri Department of Social Services has announced it will scale back on its participation in a contract to move welfare recipients onto federal disability. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:21:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32598 at http://kbia.org Mo. department backing down on welfare contract Mo. House Speaker Comments On Gay Marriage, Anti-Discrimination Bill http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-speaker-comments-gay-marriage-anti-discrimination-bill <P><A href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=110">Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones</A> (R, Eureka) &#160;says the decision over gay marriage should be left to the states, and not to the federal government.</P> <P>He was asked by reporters Thursday about US Supreme Court arguments over the federal Defense of Marriage Act, and about whether the GOP majority was interested in moving<A href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB615&#38;year=2013&#38;code=R"> legislation </A>that would make it illegal in Missouri to discriminate against someone based on their sexual orientation.&#160 Mon, 01 Apr 2013 14:21:22 +0000 Marshall Griffin 31289 at http://kbia.org Mo. House Speaker Comments On Gay Marriage, Anti-Discrimination Bill Mo. House speaker urges birth control appeal http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-speaker-urges-birth-control-appeal <p>Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones wants the attorney general to appeal a judge's ruling striking down the state's contraception insurance exemption for people with moral objections. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 21:53:20 +0000 Associated Press 30746 at http://kbia.org Mo. House speaker urges birth control appeal Missouri Lawmakers Discuss 2nd-Half Priorities As Legislative Spring Break Arrives http://kbia.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-discuss-2nd-half-priorities-legislative-spring-break-arrives <P>Spring break has arrived for Missouri lawmakers, as they take a week off before returning to Jefferson City on March 25th.</P> <P>They’ll have plenty of items on their plate when they get back -- among the House’s priorities is&#160;debating and voting on the state budget, which still does not include Medicaid expansion. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:24:02 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30555 at http://kbia.org Missouri Lawmakers Discuss 2nd-Half Priorities As Legislative Spring Break Arrives Mo. House speaker to give GOP response to Nixon http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-speaker-give-gop-response-nixon <p></p><p>Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones will give the Republican response next week to Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State speech.</p><p>The Democratic governor will address a joint session of the Legislature at 7 p.m. Monday in the House chamber.</p><p>The GOP response by Jones will be prerecorded and broadcast about five minutes after Nixon completes his speech.</p><p>Last year, Jones and Senate Appropriations Committee Kurt Schaefer gave a joint Republican response to Nixon's annual speech. The responsibility fell to Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder during the previous three years.</p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 23:23:47 +0000 Associated Press 27860 at http://kbia.org Mo. House speaker to give GOP response to Nixon