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St. Louis will have three special election dates this summer to fill vacancies on the Board of Aldermen: July 19 for Ward 11, August 2 for Ward 21, and August 23 for Aldermanic President and Ward 22. The 11th Ward […]

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Lewis Reed, the longtime president of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen resigned five days after being indicted on corruption charges. Ward 22 Alderman Jeffrey Boyd also resigned after being indicted on two bribery-related offenses and two separate counts of […]

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The second regular session of the 101st Missouri General Assembly concluded after passing a congressional redistricting map, which Gov. Parson signed. The speaker declared the session adjourned sine die as of midnight May 30, in accordance with the constitution. The […]

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Voters in St. Louis, Missouri passed Proposition R, amending the city charter to include several new conflicts of interest provisions. Proposition R prohibits alderpersons from knowingly using their official position to influence others for their own financial benefit; requires alderpersons […]

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The Missouri Ethics Commission has four vacant seats out of six, leaving it two people short to decide any issues. The commission had to delay a decision on a complaint filed against Columbia mayoral candidate Randy Minchew on March 15, […]

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Voters in St. Louis, Missouri will decide on April 5 whether to amend the city charter to include several new conflicts of interest provisions. Proposition R would prohibit alderpersons from knowingly using their official position to influence others for their […]

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Despite a request from Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, Gov. Mike Parson did not file writs of election to fill the six vacancies in the Missouri House. Ashcroft expressed disappointment after the Monday deadline to place special elections on the […]

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Former Rep. Rocky Miller, who represented House District 124 from 2013 to 2021, has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri seeking compensatory damages and an injunction to prohibit the Missouri Ethics Commission from […]

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September 16, 2021  •  

Missouri Veto Session Adjourns Sine Die

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The veto session of the first regular session of the 101st Missouri General Assembly adjourned sine die on September 16 with no vetoes overturned by the Legislature. During the session, House Majority Leader Dean Plocher was chosen to succeed Speaker […]

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The first special session of the Missouri General Assembly adjourned sine die on June 30. The special session began on June 23 and called by Gov. Mike Parson to focus on passing the federal reimbursement allowance (FRA) extension, a tax […]

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson called a special session of the Legislature beginning June 23 to pass the federal reimbursement allowance (FRA), which renews a tax on medical providers to help pay for the state’s Medicaid program. Lawmakers have until September […]

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The 101st General Assembly adjourned sine die on May 25, sending less than a hundred bills to Gov. Mike Parson and leaving unfinished business, including the passage of the federal reimbursement allowance (FRA), a tax on medical providers that helps […]

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April 22, 2021  •  

Missouri House Expels Rep. Roeber

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The Missouri House of Representatives voted 153-0, with one member voting present, to expel Rep. Rick Roeber. This is the first expulsion of a sitting member of the Missouri House since 1865, when state Rep. John Sampson was kicked out […]

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The Missouri House voted unanimously today to reject the resignation of Rep. Rick Roeber. A bipartisan group of lawmakers argued the House Ethics Committee should complete its investigation into allegations Roeber sexually and physically abused his children. Three adult children […]

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