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.