Tom Dempsey http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Nixon Blasts Legislative Session As 'Abysmal,' While GOP Leaders Call It 'Historic' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-blasts-legislative-session-abysmal-while-gop-leaders-call-it-historic <p>The Missouri House and Senate each spent the waning minutes of the legislative session embroiled in debate over a bill to nullify most federal gun laws.</p><p>But afterward, it was Gov. Jay Nixon who fired off the first post-session shots. His target was the General Assembly’s final-day spending spree.</p> Sat, 17 May 2014 03:27:13 +0000 Jo Mannies 36222 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Blasts Legislative Session As 'Abysmal,' While GOP Leaders Call It 'Historic' Nixon, Zweifel Report Raising Little Campaign Money — Unlike Kander, Jones http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-zweifel-report-raising-little-campaign-money-unlike-kander-jones <p>In the midst of his second term, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has continued to travel the state to promote his agenda for the state. He has heightened his profile even more in recent days, as he has blasted a tax-cut proposal that the General Assembly has landed on his desk.</p><p>But Nixon has effectively dropped one activity that used to take up a lot of his time: campaign fundraising.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:46:41 +0000 Jo Mannies 35423 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon, Zweifel Report Raising Little Campaign Money — Unlike Kander, Jones Second Half Of Missouri 2014 Legislative Session Underway http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/second-half-missouri-2014-legislative-session-underway-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The second half of Missouri's 2014 regular session is underway. Leaders in both chambers and from both parties remain focused on crafting a state budget and on easing the burden of the state's student transfer law — but they remain divided on expanding Medicaid. </span></p><p></p><p><strong>Medicaid expansion a 'nonstarter'</strong></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:35:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 34702 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Second Half Of Missouri 2014 Legislative Session Underway Missouri Lawmakers Tout Accomplishments, Talk On What's Next, As Spring Break Begins http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-tout-accomplishments-talk-whats-next-spring-break-begins <p>The first half of Missouri's 2014 legislative session is over, and lawmakers have left Jefferson City for their annual spring break.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 01:26:31 +0000 Marshall Griffin 34409 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Lawmakers Tout Accomplishments, Talk On What's Next, As Spring Break Begins Politically Speaking: Dempsey On Veto Session And His Consequential Vote On The Gun Bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-dempsey-veto-session-and-his-consequential-vote-gun-bill <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Every week, St. Louis Public Radio’s Chris McDaniel joins the St. Louis Beacon’s Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum to talk about the week’s politics.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:23:16 +0000 Chris McDaniel 30025 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Dempsey On Veto Session And His Consequential Vote On The Gun Bill 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 Curtain Falls On Missouri's 2013 Legislative Session http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/curtain-falls-missouris-2013-legislative-session <p></p><p><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">Missouri's legislative session has ended, with several issues resolved and several more that came up just short.&nbsp; St. Louis Public Radio's Marshall Griffin takes a closer look at the final day, and at what happens now:</span></p><p></p><p><strong>A few that didn't make it, and a few that did</strong></p> Sat, 18 May 2013 08:40:31 +0000 Marshall Griffin 26518 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Curtain Falls On Missouri's 2013 Legislative Session With 1 Week Left, What Remains For Missouri's 2013 Legislative Session? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/1-week-left-what-remains-missouris-2013-legislative-session <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The final week of Missouri's regular legislative session has arrived.&nbsp; The Republican-led General Assembly and Democratic Governor Jay Nixon are pushing to get several things accomplished before Friday.&nbsp; St. Louis Public Radio's Marshall Griffin tells us that the session, so far, has been one highlighted by partisanship and controversy.</span></p><p></p><p><strong>Nixon vs. lawmakers, tax credit reform</strong></p> Mon, 13 May 2013 11:31:36 +0000 Marshall Griffin 26320 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org With 1 Week Left, What Remains For Missouri's 2013 Legislative Session? Nixon Takes Medicaid Expansion Campaign To Mo. Senate Republicans http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-takes-medicaid-expansion-campaign-mo-senate-republicans <p></p><p><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/" style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">Missouri Senate</a><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5"> Republicans were visited Tuesday by Democratic</span><a href="http://gov.mo.gov/" style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5"> Governor Jay Nixon</a><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">.</span></p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 20:53:22 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25271 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Takes Medicaid Expansion Campaign To Mo. Senate Republicans Dempsey Denies Mo. Senate Republicans Are Reversing Opposition To Medicaid Expansion http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dempsey-denies-mo-senate-republicans-are-reversing-opposition-medicaid-expansion <p>The&nbsp;leader of the <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem23.htm">Missouri Senate</a> is denying reports from some conservative bloggers that top Republicans are planning an about-face on Medicaid expansion.</p><p>In particular, Red State published a report Monday that&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem23.htm">President Pro-tem&nbsp;Tom Dempsey</a> (R, St. Charles)&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem28.htm">Senator Mike Parson</a> (R, Bolivar)&nbsp;were backing a so-called “shell bill” that would be used to add Medicaid expansion to next year’s state budget.&nbsp; Dempsey denies that report. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 12:59:16 +0000 Marshall Griffin 9877 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Dempsey Denies Mo. Senate Republicans Are Reversing Opposition To Medicaid Expansion