Bill Stouffer http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri Republicans See 'Right To Farm' Ballot Proposal As Aid To GOP Turnout http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-republicans-see-right-farm-ballot-proposal-aid-gop-turnout <p>SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Missouri Republican Party has endorsed the proposed<a href="http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/2014ballot/"> “Right To Farm” constitutional amendment </a>set for the November ballot.</p><p>The official support is aimed, in part, at promoting GOP ties to the proposal, which some Republicans believe will boost turnout by rural conservative voters this fall – and that could help all GOP candidates.</p><p></p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 19:32:58 +0000 Jo Mannies 33925 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Republicans See 'Right To Farm' Ballot Proposal As Aid To GOP Turnout GOP race for Mo. Secretary of State finally heats up after quiet start http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gop-race-mo-secretary-state-finally-heats-after-quiet-start <p>Robin Carnahan&rsquo;s decision to not seek a third term as Missouri Secretary of State has opened the door for seven hopefuls from four different political parties.&nbsp; The contest had been relatively quiet until about two weeks ago, when the three Republican contenders began airing TV ads and stepping up their campaign appearances.&nbsp; St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Marshall Griffin takes a look at the three GOP candidates who want to become Missouri&rsquo;s next Secretary of State: Mon, 06 Aug 2012 11:32:10 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4257 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org GOP race for Mo. Secretary of State finally heats up after quiet start Mo. Senate opts for highway study over I-70 toll road debate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-opts-highway-study-over-i-70-toll-road-debate <p>It appears unlikely that Missouri lawmakers will pass any legislation this year that would turn Interstate Highway 70 into a toll road.</p><p><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem21.htm">Senate Transportation Chairman Bill Stouffer </a>(R, Napton) says the proposal has gotten a lot of negative feedback.</p><p>&ldquo;We had excellent hearings this year, but it became very clear that until we raise the awareness of the public and the need in the public that we would be spinning our wheels to move any further,&quot; Stouffer said.</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 19:54:37 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3627 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate opts for highway study over I-70 toll road debate Voter photo ID lawsuit heard in Jefferson City http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/voter-photo-id-lawsuit-heard-jefferson-city <p>A lawsuit seeking to block<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=4065296"> a proposed constitutional amendment </a>regarding voter identification in Missouri was heard today in Cole County.</p><p>The ballot measure was passed last year by the General Assembly&nbsp;and is scheduled to go before Missouri voters in November.&nbsp; If approved, it would clear the way for lawmakers to pass enabling legislation to require voters to show a photo ID at the polls.&nbsp; Tony Rothert is an attorney with the<a href="http://www.aclu-em.org/"> ACLU of Eastern Missouri</a>.&nbsp; He calls the ballot measure misleading. Fri, 16 Mar 2012 21:21:26 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 3280 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Voter photo ID lawsuit heard in Jefferson City Morning headlines: Thursday, February 23, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-february-23-2012 <p><strong>Commission approves Pevely demolition</strong></p><p>St. Louis University has received approval from the city Planning Commission to demolish the historic Pevely Dairy Complex. <a href="http://bit.ly/Atnn4F">The St. Louis Post-Dispatch</a> reports that the commission approved the demolition Wednesday night.</p><p>The city Preservation Board originally denied the demolition request, prompting the appeal to the commission.</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 15:13:45 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 3132 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, February 23, 2012 MoDOT wants lawmakers to consider I-70/toll road proposal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/modot-wants-lawmakers-consider-i-70toll-road-proposal <p>A joint House-Senate committee in Jefferson City heard a proposal today for rebuilding Interstate Highway 70 in Missouri and turning it into a toll road.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://modot.mo.gov/">MoDOT</a> <a href="http://modot.mo.gov/leadership/kevinkeith.htm">Director Kevin Keith </a>told&nbsp;the committee&nbsp;that charging tolls would provide the best opportunity to pay for rebuilding I-70.&nbsp; But he acknowledges that it may not be an easy sell&nbsp;to lawmakers. Wed, 16 Nov 2011 23:13:30 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2494 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MoDOT wants lawmakers to consider I-70/toll road proposal Sen. Scott Rupp announces candidacy for Mo. Secretary of State http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sen-scott-rupp-announces-candidacy-mo-secretary-state <p>A second Missouri Republican state lawmaker will be running for Mo. secretary of state.</p><p>Republican Sen. Scott Rupp announced his candidacy Monday, joining&nbsp;Republican Sen. Bill Stouffer in the race.</p><p>In a news release, Rupp cites his experiences on issues such as illegal immigration and Internet predators as qualifications for the position.</p><p>He also says he&rsquo;s created the only oversight committee to root out fraud and abuse of taxpayer funds in the stimulus package.</p> Tue, 02 Aug 2011 10:19:57 +0000 The Associated Press & Johanna Mayer 1778 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sen. Scott Rupp announces candidacy for Mo. Secretary of State Nixon vetoes bill that would have delayed sprinkler system rule http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-vetoes-bill-would-have-delayed-sprinkler-system-rule <p><a href="http://governor.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a> (D) has vetoed legislation that would have given residential care centers two more years to install sprinkler systems.</p><p>In 2006, 10 residents were killed in a fire at a group home in Anderson that did not have a sprinkler system. Wed, 06 Jul 2011 23:39:10 +0000 Marshall Griffin 1589 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon vetoes bill that would have delayed sprinkler system rule Mo. GOP redistricting maps may face filibuster http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-gop-redistricting-maps-may-face-filibuster <p>Another filibuster in the <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate </a>may be brewing, this time over redistricting.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/members/mem23.htm">Majority Floor Leader Tom Dempsey </a>(R, St. Charles) says he expects fellow GOP <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/members/mem21.htm">Senator Bill Stouffer </a>(R, Napton)&nbsp;to try and block the redistricting map passed this week by the House, and possibly the Senate version as well. Fri, 08 Apr 2011 18:05:46 +0000 Marshall Griffin 918 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. GOP redistricting maps may face filibuster Stouffer to run for Mo. secretary of state http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stouffer-run-mo-secretary-state <p><strong>Updated&nbsp;5:40 p.m. Feb. 25, 2011.</strong></p><p>A State Senator from rural western Missouri has announced he&#39;ll seek the Republican nomination for Secretary of State next year.</p><p><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/members/mem21.htm">Bill Stouffer </a>(R, Napton) was first elected to the <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate </a>in 2004 and re-elected in 2008.</p><p>He made an unsuccessful bid for Congress last year, losing the GOP nod to <a href="http://hartzler.house.gov/">Vicky Hartzler </a>in Missouri&#39;s 4th District.&nbsp; Hartzler later unseated incumbent Democrat <a href="http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,2029219,00.html">Ike Skelton</a>. Fri, 25 Feb 2011 15:51:17 +0000 Marshall Griffin 607 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Stouffer to run for Mo. secretary of state