John Diehl http://news.stlpublicradio.org en McCaskill And Nixon May Sing Different Tunes On Transportation Tax http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-and-nixon-may-sing-different-tunes-transportation-tax <p>When it comes to a proposal to raise the state’s sales tax to pay for transportation projects, two of Missouri’s top Democratic officials appear to be on opposing sides of the fence.</p><p>U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill favors the proposal, which – if approved by voters in August – would enact a 10-year, 0.75 percent sales tax for transportation projects. And even though he’s sent signals that he opposes the proposal, Gov. Jay Nixon is withholding statements about the tax increase for now.</p> Mon, 26 May 2014 18:04:16 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 36342 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill And Nixon May Sing Different Tunes On Transportation Tax Politically Speaking: House Majority Leader Diehl On Tax Cut Fight And Session's End http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-house-majority-leader-diehl-tax-cut-fight-and-sessions-end <p>The Politically Speaking crew this week returns to a “split show” format. On the first part of the show, St. Louis Public Radio reporters Chris McDaniel, Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies discuss the expectations for the General Assembly’s home stretch.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 23:06:21 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum, Chris McDaniel & Jo Mannies 35733 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: House Majority Leader Diehl On Tax Cut Fight And Session's End Nixon Proposes New Medicaid Expansion Program, Catching Legislators Off Guard http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-proposes-new-medicaid-expansion-program-catching-legislators-guard <p>In the final weeks of the legislative session, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has made a last-ditch effort to resurrect a push to expand Missouri’s Medicaid program and accept roughly $2 billion a year in federal money.</p><p>The governor, a Democrat, unveiled his “Missouri Health Works’’ program before business leaders Monday in Cape Girardeau. By coincidence or design, state House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka and an opponent of Medicaid expansion, was also in Cape on Monday with conservative low-tax icon Grover Norquist to highlight a different issue.</p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 21:06:07 +0000 Jo Mannies 35675 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Proposes New Medicaid Expansion Program, Catching Legislators Off Guard House Republicans Still Seeking Needed Votes For 'Right-To-Work' Ballot Proposal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/house-republicans-still-seeking-needed-votes-right-work-ballot-proposal <p><strong><em>(Updated 1:50 p.m. Mon., April 28)</em></strong></p><p>After two weeks of vigorous lobbying, Republican leaders in the Missouri House acknowledge that they have yet to obtain the extra four votes needed to send to the state Senate a measure to put a "right-to-work" proposal on the August ballot.</p><p>“I’m not in the habit of bringing up votes unless the votes are secured,’’ said House Majority Leader John Diehl, R-Town and Country, in an interview late last week. &nbsp;</p> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 22:37:01 +0000 Jo Mannies 35637 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org House Republicans Still Seeking Needed Votes For 'Right-To-Work' Ballot Proposal Nixon Signs Breastfeeding Protections Bill Into Law; Ellinger Attends Ceremony http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-signs-breastfeeding-protections-bill-law-ellinger-attends-ceremony <p><a href="http://governor.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a> has signed legislation that would allow breastfeeding moms to be exempted from jury duty in Missouri.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 02:49:09 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35018 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Signs Breastfeeding Protections Bill Into Law; Ellinger Attends Ceremony Politically Speaking: Rep. Diehl On The Income Tax Cut Bill And Veto Session http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-rep-diehl-income-tax-cut-bill-and-veto-session <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> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 18:29:16 +0000 Chris McDaniel 29092 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Rep. Diehl On The Income Tax Cut Bill And Veto Session Mo. Lawmaker Who Threatened To Resign Over Bills' Failure To Pass Changes His Mind http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-lawmaker-who-threatened-resign-over-bills-failure-pass-changes-his-mind <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Missouri lawmaker who threatened to resign unless one or both of his key bills survived the last day of the 2013 legislative session is staying put, even though both bills failed to make it out by Friday's deadline.</span></p> Tue, 21 May 2013 15:46:52 +0000 Marshall Griffin 26591 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Lawmaker Who Threatened To Resign Over Bills' Failure To Pass Changes His Mind Mo. Gen. Assembly Sends $25 Billion State Budget To Gov. Nixon http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-gen-assembly-sends-25-billion-state-budget-gov-nixon <p>Missouri lawmakers have sent a nearly $25 billion budget to <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a> (D).</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 07:43:13 +0000 Marshall Griffin 26261 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Gen. Assembly Sends $25 Billion State Budget To Gov. Nixon Mo. House leaders announce "compromise" on tax credit bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-leaders-announce-compromise-tax-credit-bill <p><a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a> leaders have announced &quot;a compromise proposal&quot; on the tax credit bill that&#39;s become stalled during the ongoing special legislative session.</p><p>In a press release issued today,<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2011&amp;district=087"> State Representatives John Diehl </a>(R, Town and Country) and <a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2011&amp;district=018">Anne Zerr </a>(R, St. Charles) said that they had worked with <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a> (D) on crafting an alternate proposal.&nbsp; However, the press release contains no details on what&#39;s in it.&nbsp; Zerr says she cannot disclose what&#39;s in the compromise because it&#39;s still being worked on. Wed, 21 Sep 2011 16:53:51 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 2094 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House leaders announce "compromise" on tax credit bill Mo. House, Senate negotiators fail to agree on redistricting maps http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-senate-negotiators-fail-agree-redistricting-maps <p><a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/">House</a> and <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Senate</a> negotiators have failed to reach an agreement on a congressional redistricting map before today&rsquo;s self-imposed deadline.</p><p>Republican House&nbsp;leaders had wanted a compromise map ready to pass before Easter Weekend, in order to have time to override a potential veto from Democratic <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon </a>during the regular session. Fri, 22 Apr 2011 11:22:54 +0000 Marshall Griffin 1017 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House, Senate negotiators fail to agree on redistricting maps