steve tilley http://kbia.org en Missouri union hires former GOP speaker as lobbyist http://kbia.org/post/missouri-union-hires-former-gop-speaker-lobbyist <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One of&nbsp;Missouri's&nbsp;largest labor organizations has hired a former Republican House Speaker as a lobbyist.</span></p><p>The&nbsp;Missouri&nbsp;AFL-CIO hired Steve Tilley this week as the labor organization prepares to combat "right&nbsp;to work" measures this year. The legislation would prohibit labor contracts from requiring that all employees pay union fees.</p><p>Tilley was first elected to the House in 2004 and became Speaker in 2011. While in that office he shied away from "right&nbsp;to work" and said it was not part of his agenda.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:42:56 +0000 Associated Press 47475 at http://kbia.org Missouri union hires former GOP speaker as lobbyist Tilley critical of Spence gift to lawmakers http://kbia.org/post/tilley-critical-spence-gift-lawmakers <p>Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley is accusing fellow Republican Dave Spence of hypocrisy for his habit of doling out sports tickets to lawmakers in his bid to become governor. Thu, 17 May 2012 22:11:33 +0000 Associated Press 14347 at http://kbia.org Tilley critical of Spence gift to lawmakers Budget stalemate continues in the Missouri General Assembly http://kbia.org/post/budget-stalemate-continues-missouri-general-assembly <p>The Missouri House and Senate are still at an impasse over next year&rsquo;s state budget.&nbsp; The Senate has made no progress on persuading Republican Jason Crowell of Cape Girardeau to stop blocking legislation to fund veterans&rsquo; homes. Wed, 09 May 2012 12:56:37 +0000 Marshall Griffin 13821 at http://kbia.org Budget stalemate continues in the Missouri General Assembly Women's group protests Limbaugh http://kbia.org/post/womens-group-protests-limbaugh <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Around a hundred demonstrators rallied outside the State Capitol Wednesday to protest plans to induct conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh into the Hall of Famous Missourians.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 22:13:19 +0000 Marshall Griffin 11423 at http://kbia.org Missouri GOP leaders stand behind Limbaugh Hall of Fame induction http://kbia.org/post/missouri-gop-leaders-stand-behind-limbaugh-hall-fame-induction <p>Missouri state Senate leadership and other Republican legislators did not disagree with the House Speaker&#39;s choice to honor Rush Limbaugh. Tue, 06 Mar 2012 15:27:55 +0000 Stephanie Ebbs 10040 at http://kbia.org Missouri GOP leaders stand behind Limbaugh Hall of Fame induction Newscast for March 6, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-march-6-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:</p><ul><li>A man is arrested for Sunday&#39;s Columbia shooting.</li><li>Missouri Republicans stand up for under-fire conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh.</li><li>Washington University researchers make new discovery regarding Alzheimer&#39;s disease.</li></ul> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 15:01:51 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 10036 at http://kbia.org Newscast for March 6, 2012