missouri republicans http://kbia.org en GOP state senators reject Medicaid expansion http://kbia.org/post/gop-state-senators-reject-medicaid-expansion <p>Several Republican state senators are making it clear that there will be no expansion of Medicaid eligibility this year in Missouri.</p><p>Five GOP senators took to the Senate floor Monday as the Legislature returned from spring break to say they will block any attempt to expand Medicaid eligibility during the session that ends in mid-May.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:16:52 +0000 Associated Press 50176 at http://kbia.org GOP state senators reject Medicaid expansion Mo. GOP considers party loyalty statement http://kbia.org/post/mo-gop-considers-party-loyalty-statement <p></p><p>Top Missouri Republicans are looking for ways to ensure greater party loyalty after a supermajority in the GOP-led House recently failed to enact an income tax cut.</p><p>Meeting Saturday in Kansas City, the Missouri Republican State Committee proposed a new requirement for candidates registering to run as Republicans. They would be asked to sign a statement saying: "I have read, understand and fundamentally support the platform of the Missouri Republican Party."</p><p>Supporters of the measure noted that tax cuts ought to be a central Republican philosophy.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 22:18:46 +0000 Associated Press 40610 at http://kbia.org Mo. GOP considers party loyalty statement Rifts surface in Missouri GOP http://kbia.org/post/rifts-surface-missouri-gop <p>As the <a href="http://conservative.org/cpac/2013/" target="_blank">Conservative Political Action Conference</a> takes place in Washington, D.C. this weekend – <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/03/15/174406970/cpac-goes-to-washington-can-they-rally-and-rebuild" target="_blank">without some notable key players</a> on the national Republican stage – a rift apparently is developing in the Missouri Republican Party, between new and veteran factions. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:51:55 +0000 Associated Press 30500 at http://kbia.org Rifts surface in Missouri GOP House GOP Trying Again To Require Photo ID's For Voting In Mo. http://kbia.org/post/house-gop-trying-again-require-photo-ids-voting <p class="js-tweet-text">Republicans in the <a href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx">Missouri House</a> are making another attempt to pass legislation that would require voters to show photo identification at the polls.<p class="js-tweet-text">No one testified in favor of the proposal at a House hearing today -- everyone who testified either opposed requiring photo ID’s for voting or were neutral and speaking for informational purposes only.&#160; In addition to mandating photo identification,&#160;<a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB48">House Bill 48&#160;</a>would allow anyone who does not have a photo ID to vote with a provisional ballot, which would not be counted until the voter’s identity is verified.&#160; John Scott with the Secretary of State’s office&#160;told the House Committee on Elections&#160;that Missouri voters would still be disenfranchised. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 23:38:20 +0000 Marshall Griffin 28018 at http://kbia.org House GOP Trying Again To Require Photo ID's For Voting In Mo. State GOPers make their case for US House seat http://kbia.org/post/state-gopers-make-their-case-us-house-seat <p></p><p>The Republicans who hope to replace Jo Ann Emerson in the U.S. House of Representatives stressed their conservative credentials while trying to differentiate themselves in a crowded field at a voter forum in Cape Girardeau Thursday night.<br><br>Before taking the stage, the 12 candidates worked the room, grinning from ear-to-ear, shaking hands and making small talk. About 300 people filled the Concourse building, but the candidates honed in on those wearing red, white and blue ribbons.</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:09:48 +0000 Jacob McCleland 27471 at http://kbia.org State GOPers make their case for US House seat Republicans seeking director, from inside or outside Missouri http://kbia.org/post/republicans-seeking-director-inside-or-outside-missouri <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The chairman of the Missouri Republican Party says he's conducting a nationwide search for a new executive director.</span></p><p>Republican chairman Ed Martin said Wednesday that he's already received resumes from people in Virginia and New Mexico and is looking for whoever is best suited to serve as party CEO — even if that person is from outside Missouri.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:16:57 +0000 Associated Press 27414 at http://kbia.org Republicans seeking director, from inside or outside Missouri New Mo. GOP chair plans more aggressive approach http://kbia.org/post/new-mo-gop-chair-plans-more-aggressive-approach <p></p><p>The new chairman of the Missouri Republican Party wants the GOP to be more aggressive in promoting its message and more sophisticated in reaching out to voters.</p><p>Martin narrowly ousted former chair David Cole on Saturday.</p><p>Many speculate it was because of the GOP's poor performance in statewide races, where the party lost five out of the six races.</p><p>Martin says those losses were due to one thing: "We found ourselves at a disadvantage because we were vastly outspent by tens of millions of dollars total," he says.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 23:08:54 +0000 Associated Press & Chris McDaniel 26992 at http://kbia.org New Mo. GOP chair plans more aggressive approach Newscast for December 27, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-december-27-2012 <p></p><p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Traffic fatalities up in 2012 according to MoDOT</li><li>Republicans to tackle workers' compensation</li><li>MU researcher awarded National Medal of Science</li></ul> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 00:10:21 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 26513 at http://kbia.org Republicans to tackle workers' compensation http://kbia.org/post/republicans-tackle-workers-compensation <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Republicans who control the Missouri Legislature plan to make another attempt at revising the state's workers' compensation laws.</p><p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 22:40:47 +0000 Associated Press 26508 at http://kbia.org Republicans to tackle workers' compensation Jo Ann Emerson to retire from US House http://kbia.org/post/jo-ann-emerson-retire-us-house <p>At least two Missouri Republicans have confirmed interest in succeeding U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson after her planned retirement. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 17:58:49 +0000 Associated Press 25355 at http://kbia.org Jo Ann Emerson to retire from US House Tax changes atop 2013 agenda in Missouri Senate http://kbia.org/post/tax-changes-atop-2013-agenda-missouri-senate <p>Changes in Missouri's tax code will be near the top of the agenda for Republicans in the state Senate during the 2013 session.</p><p>Sen. Tom Dempsey, of St. Charles, is expected to be elected as presiding officer when the Senate convenes in January. He says majority party Republicans want to act quickly on legislation to provide "income tax relief." The specifics remain to be finalized but could include income tax cuts for individuals, small businesses or corporations.</p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:23:26 +0000 Associated Press 25063 at http://kbia.org Tax changes atop 2013 agenda in Missouri Senate In An Increasingly Red State, How Did Republicans Lose In Missouri? http://kbia.org/post/increasingly-red-state-how-did-republicans-lose-missouri A week after the conservative losses at the polls, about 20 tea partiers gathered at a restaurant in North St. Louis County to listen to a few lecturers talk about a few ideas for the future: the flat tax and the fair tax. And yes, to commiserate about the recent past.<p>“If we can’t even elect a Republican president with Barack Obama as his opponent, how in God's name do we propose to eliminate the tax code?” Bill Hennessy, who helped found the St. Louis Tea Party, asked. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:20:04 +0000 Chris McDaniel 24814 at http://kbia.org In An Increasingly Red State, How Did Republicans Lose In Missouri? Mo. chamber touts success in legislative elections http://kbia.org/post/mo-chamber-touts-success-legislative-elections <p>Some Missouri business leaders are hoping that a newly enlarged Republican majority in the state House can help them enact their agenda.</p><p>The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry says 99 of the 103 candidates endorsed by its political action committee won election Tuesday to the state House and Senate.</p><p>Republicans already held a veto-proof majority in the Senate. As a result of Tuesday's votes, the GOP also will hold the two-thirds majority needed to override gubernatorial vetoes in the House.</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:10:42 +0000 Associated Press 24213 at http://kbia.org Mo. chamber touts success in legislative elections Akin powers forward, Mo. Republicans and McCaskill navigate wake http://kbia.org/post/akin-powers-forward-mo-republicans-and-mccaskill-navigate-wake <p>Republican Congressman Todd Akin is highlighting his Christian faith while asking for help in reviving his Senate campaign. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 22:26:46 +0000 Associated Press 19866 at http://kbia.org Tea party PAC backs Steelman in Missouri Senate race http://kbia.org/post/tea-party-pac-backs-steelman-missouri-senate-race <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A national tea party group has endorsed former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman in Missouri&#39;s Republican U.S. Senate primary. But numerous Missouri tea party groups say they are not taking sides in the race.</span></p><p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 21:23:26 +0000 Associated Press 11055 at http://kbia.org Tea party PAC backs Steelman in Missouri Senate race