Steven Tilley http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Former Mo. Republican Speaker Donates To Democratic Gov. Candidate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/former-mo-republican-speaker-donates-democratic-gov-candidate <p>Former Missouri House Speaker Steve Tilley, a Republican, donated $7,500 to Democrat Chris Koster&nbsp;last night. Koster&nbsp;has made very clear his interest in the Governor's office.</p><p>What's more, the donation comes just <a href="https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/31330/modem_jeff_jack_dinner_" target="_blank">a few days after</a>&nbsp;Koster&nbsp;pledged to give $400,000 to Democrats running for legislative seats in the next four years.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 16:55:05 +0000 Chris McDaniel 27344 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Former Mo. Republican Speaker Donates To Democratic Gov. Candidate This Week's Politically Speaking Podcast http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/weeks-politically-speaking-podcast-7 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Chris McDaniel of St. Louis Public Radio joins Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum of the St. Louis Beacon to discuss a few political issues.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 21:25:47 +0000 Chris McDaniel 6463 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org This Week's Politically Speaking Podcast Tim Jones new Missouri House Speaker http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tim-jones-new-missouri-house-speaker <P><FONT size=3><FONT face="Times New Roman"><A href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx">Missouri House</A> members have chosen <A href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=089&amp;year=2012">Tim Jones</A>&nbsp;(R, Eureka)&nbsp;as their speaker for the next few months.</FONT></FONT></P> <P><FONT size=3><FONT face="Times New Roman">Jones&nbsp;had served as&nbsp;the chamber's majority leader for the past two years. His selection Wednesday fills the vacancy created when former Speaker Steven Tilley (R, Perryville)&nbsp;resigned from the House in August to work as a paid consultant.&nbsp; </FONT></FONT><FONT size=3><FONT face="Times New Roman">House members will decide in January whether to keep Jones for two more years as Speaker, assuming that he is re-elected in November and the GOP holds onto the Missouri House as expected.&nbsp; </FONT></FONT><FONT size=3><FONT face="Times New Roman">Jones said Wednesday he wants to encourage job creation by streamlining government, offering tax relief and paring back government regulations. He also wants to focus on energy independence and education policy. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 00:57:24 +0000 The Associated Press & Marshall Griffin 4587 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Tim Jones new Missouri House Speaker Mo. House Speaker Tilley resigns from office http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-speaker-tilley-resigns-office <p><em><strong>Updated 6:07 p.m. </strong>with comments from House Maj. Floor Leader Tim Jones<strong>.</strong></em></p><p><em><strong>Updated 2:32 p.m.</strong> with letter.</em></p><p><em><strong>Updated 12:47 p.m.</strong> with details from Tilley press release.</em></p><p><a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=106&amp;year=2012">Steven Tilley</a> (R, Perryville) is resigning today as both a member of the Missouri House and as Speaker, effective this evening at 11:59 p.m.</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 17:14:35 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4307 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Speaker Tilley resigns from office Tax credit/Mamtek bill likely dead http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tax-creditmamtek-bill-likely-dead <p>The Speaker of the <a href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx">Missouri House </a>has thrown cold water on a scaled-back tax credit reform measure passed Wednesday by the Senate.</p> Thu, 17 May 2012 21:07:55 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3724 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Tax credit/Mamtek bill likely dead Rush Limbaugh inducted into Hall of Famous Missourians http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rush-limbaugh-be-inducted-hall-famous-missourians <p>Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh was inducted into the<a href="http://house.mo.gov/famous.aspx"> Hall of Famous Missourians </a>today, in a ceremony that was kept under wraps until less than an hour before it happened.</p><p>Word of the ceremony leaked out after various media members spotted Limbaugh inside the Missouri Capitol.&nbsp; The ceremony was by invitation only, and the audience consisted of Republican lawmakers and family and friends.&nbsp; Limbaugh told the audience that other members of his family were more deserving of the honor, but he also thanked<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=106&amp;year=2012"> House Speaker Steven Tilley </a>(R, Perryville)&nbsp;for not rescinding it. Mon, 14 May 2012 18:02:07 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Kelsey Proud 3692 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Rush Limbaugh inducted into Hall of Famous Missourians Location of Limbaugh bust unclear http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/location-limbaugh-bust-unclear <p>Rumors swept the Missouri Capitol that the bust of conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh was being delivered today, along with the bust of former slave Dred Scott.</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 20:36:58 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Kelsey Proud 3656 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Location of Limbaugh bust unclear Nixon, House GOP negotiate on work-related bills http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-house-gop-negotiate-work-related-bills <p>Republican leaders in the <a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a> say they&rsquo;ve been negotiating with <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon </a>(D)&nbsp;over the two bills he vetoed last month.</p><p>The governor vetoed bills that would <a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1219&amp;year=2012&amp;code=R">redefine workplace discrimination</a> and that <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=9244">would place occupational disease claims solely within the workers&rsquo; compensation system</a>.&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=106&amp;year=2012"> House Speaker Steven Tilley </a>(R, Perryville)&nbsp;says discussions have been productive, but that there&rsquo;s been no compromise reached yet. Mon, 16 Apr 2012 23:25:46 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3500 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon, House GOP negotiate on work-related bills Rally at Mo. Capitol opposes Limbaugh induction into Hall of Famous Missourians http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rally-mo-capitol-opposes-limbaugh-induction-hall-famous-missourians <p>Around a hundred demonstrators rallied outside the State Capitol today&nbsp;to protest plans to induct conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh into the<a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/famous.aspx"> Hall of Famous Missourians</a>.</p><p>Limbaugh has come under fire for&nbsp;calling Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke&nbsp;a&nbsp;&ldquo;slut&rdquo; and a &ldquo;prostitute&quot; on&nbsp;his nationally-syndicated radio program.&nbsp;&nbsp;Fluke had&nbsp;testified in favor of President Obama&rsquo;s birth control policies before Congressional Democrats.&nbsp; Fellow Democrat and <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2012&amp;district=059">State House Member Jeanette Mott Oxford </a>told the crowd in Jefferson City&nbsp;that it would be wrong for visitors to the State Capitol to see a bust of Limbaugh in the third floor Rotunda. Wed, 28 Mar 2012 22:23:40 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3376 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Rally at Mo. Capitol opposes Limbaugh induction into Hall of Famous Missourians Mo. House Democrats propose new ethics measure http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-democrats-propose-new-ethics-measure <p>House Democrats are backing legislation they say would toughen Missouri&rsquo;s ethics standards.</p><p>The bill would restore many provisions recently struck down by the <a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=27">State Supreme Court</a>:&nbsp; They&nbsp;include banning committee-to-committee money transfers and giving the<a href="http://www.moethics.mo.gov/"> Missouri Ethics Commission </a>the authority to launch its own investigations.&nbsp; The High Court struck them down because they were tacked onto another bill that had nothing to do with ethics.&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=063&amp;year=2012">&nbsp;State Rep.&nbsp;Tishaura Jones </a>(D, St. Louis) says she&rsquo;s filing a new bill because GOP leaders have so far done nothing following the Supreme Court ruling. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 19:10:58 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3296 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Democrats propose new ethics measure