missouri house of representatives

4:42 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Mo. Republican sworn in as representative amid election dispute

Kent Hampton was already sworn in as a representative even though his election opponent is fighting the election's outcome.
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Legal wrangling from last November's election has not prevented a southeastern Missouri Republican lawmaker from being sworn in to office.

Kent Hampton narrowly defeated Democrat Tom Todd in the 150th House District. Todd is challenging the election's outcome in court because some voters who live in a neighboring district were given the wrong ballots and vice versa.

Hampton, of Malden, participated when the newly elected legislators were sworn-in Wednesday for the start of the 2013 legislative session.

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5:27 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Missouri House picks Jones as new speaker

Representative Tim Jones

Missouri House members have chosen Republican Tim Jones of St. Louis County as their speaker for the next few months.

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5:02 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Former MO House Speaker Tilley now a lobbyist

Steven Tilley
Missouri House of Representatives

Former Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley is now a registered lobbyist in Jefferson City.

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12:21 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Tilley steps down as Mo. House Speaker

Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 6:07 pm

Updated 6:07 p.m. with comments from House Maj. Floor Leader Tim Jones.

Updated 2:32 p.m. with letter.

Updated 12:47 p.m. with details from Tilley press release.

Steven Tilley (R, Perryville) is resigning today as both a member of the Missouri House and as Speaker, effective this evening at 11:59 p.m.

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1:34 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Wright secures Democratic nomination in 47th House district

John Wright celebrates his primary victory in Rocheport
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A two-guitar band featuring John Wright’s uncle played into the night at the Rocheport General Store as Wright beat out Nancy Copenhaver to win the Democratic nomination for state House district 47.

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10:05 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Republicans pick new nominee for 47th District

The new 47th Missouri House district, which includes part of Boone County, may finally have a Republican nominee. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Mitch Richards was nominated by the Republican committee last night. He is the fourth nominee in less than one month. Richards is treasurer of the group Keep Columbia Free, and serves on the Citizens Police Review Board.

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NPR Story
4:33 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Rep. Zachary Wyatt: on coming out, and speaking against 'don't say gay'

Originally published on Wed May 2, 2012 6:26 pm

A Republican member of the Missouri House announced today that he is gay during a press conference on a bill that would limit public schools from discussing sexual orientation in the classroom.  Zachary Wyatt of Kirksville told reporters he has deep regrets for not taking stands earlier against school bullying, and called for lawmakers to shelve the so-called “don’t say gay” bill.

With his disclosure today, Wyatt becomes the only current openly gay Republican state legislator in the nation.

St. Louis Public Radio’s Marshall Griffin talked with Wyatt about the bill and his decision to come out.

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PM Newscasts
5:51 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Newscast for March 22, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Missouri House passes $24 billion state education budget. 
  • Missouri House panel endorses legislation making it a crime for federal officials to enforce the 2009 federal healthcare overhaul in the state. 
  • Missouri schools adjusting curricula to meet national standards. 
  • National Tea Party group endorses state Treasurer Sarah Steelman. 
Science, Health and Technology
3:46 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Missouri bill would ban implementation of health care reform

A Missouri House panel has endorsed legislation making it a crime for federal officials to attempt to enforce the 2010 federal health care overhaul in the state.

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3:38 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Missouri House budget funds education, cuts blind aid

The Missouri House has passed all 13 bills that make up the state’s budget and sent them to the Senate.  The process took longer than expected, because of the large number of Democrats who took issue with cutting funding to blind pensions and for not spending enough on K-through-12 schools. 

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6:23 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

Tax credit bills go to House floor

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Two bills that would provide incentives for building underground data storage centers and for drawing amateur sporting events to Missouri have cleared a State House committee.

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11:11 am
Fri January 13, 2012

Legislature will consider loan interest cap

A payday loan shop window.
By Gregory F. Maxwell Wikimedia commons

A Missouri House member is proposing legislation that would ask voters to approve tougher regulation of certain installment loans.

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