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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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Missouri House District 140 Rep. Tricia Derges has been indicted on eight counts of wire fraud, 10 counts of illegal distribution of controlled substances, and lying to federal agents. The newly elected Derges, who holds a special assistant physician license […]

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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers issued an executive order calling for a special election on April 6, 2021, the same day as the statewide spring election. The election will fill the Senate District 13 seat being vacated after Sen. Scott Fitzgerald […]

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The second special session of the General Assembly adjourned sine die on December 16. The special session called by Gov. Mike Parson to focus on getting federal CARES Act funding distributed to the state began on November 5 and included […]

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The second special session of the Missouri General Assembly has been delayed until after the Thanksgiving break. This comes in response to a number of positive COVID-19 cases among members and staff. The special session began on November 5 to […]

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Incumbent Republican Gov. Mike Parson won reelection as governor of Missouri over Democratic challenger Nicole Galloway by roughly 16 percentage points as of Wednesday morning with greater than 98% of votes counted. Third-party candidates, Libertarian Rik Combs and Green Party […]

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Voters passed a constitutional amendment creating a lobbyist gift ban, reducing campaign contribution limits, and repealing redistricting. The measure amends Article III of the Constitution to prohibit all gifts from lobbyists or lobbyist principals to members of the General Assembly, […]

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