Scott Rupp http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Governor Names Area State Senator To Missouri Panel Overseeing Utilities http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/governor-names-area-state-senator-missouri-panel-overseeing-utilities <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has nominated state Sen. Scott T. Rupp, R-Wentzville, to a seat on the Missouri Public Service Commission, <a href="http://psc.mo.gov/Commissioners/">which oversees public utilities that operate in the state.</a></p><p>The five-person PSC is among the state’s most powerful agencies, and among the most lucrative for commission members, who each earn close to $100,000 a year. The commission also regulates Missouri’s mobile home, modular unit and recreational vehicle industries.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 23:35:58 +0000 Jo Mannies 34731 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Governor Names Area State Senator To Missouri Panel Overseeing Utilities Mo. Senate Gives 1st-Round Approval To Workers' Comp, 2nd Injury Fund Fix http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-gives-1st-round-approval-workers-comp-2nd-injury-fund-fix <p>The <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate </a>on Tuesday night&nbsp;gave first-round approval to a workers’ compensation bill that includes a proposed fix for the state’s ailing Second Injury Fund.</p><p><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=16944728">Senate Bill 1</a> would replenish the fund by temporarily doubling the fees business may be charged, while restricting the types of injuries that would be covered.&nbsp; The sponsor,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem02.htm">State Senator Scott Rupp</a> (R, Wentzville), calls it an ideal compromise. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 08:28:36 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 9244 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate Gives 1st-Round Approval To Workers' Comp, 2nd Injury Fund Fix Schoeller declares victory in GOP Secretary of State race http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/schoeller-victory-gop-secretary-state-race-now-official <p>It took about 18 hours to tally <a href="http://enr.sos.mo.gov/ENR/Views/TabularData.aspx">the results</a>, but <a href="http://www.shaneschoeller.org/">Shane Schoeller</a> (R, Willard)&nbsp;appears to have&nbsp;won the Republican primary for Missouri Secretary of State.</p><p>It was a close race the whole night, with fellow GOP contenders <a href="http://www.ruppformissouri.com/">Scott Rupp</a> (R, Wentzville)&nbsp;and <a href="http://www.billstouffer.com/">Bill Stouffer</a> (R, Napton) occasionally grabbing the lead &ndash; but in the end Schoeller came in first with 35.3 percent of the vote.&nbsp; The Secretary of State&#39;s office confirmed the unofficial results shortly after 1:00 p.m. today.</p><p>&ldquo;We sensed that we had the number of votes we needed, but we didn&rsquo;t want to declare victory until the final results came in and we were confident that they would trend our way, and we&rsquo;re just grateful that they did,&quot; Schoeller said. Wed, 08 Aug 2012 21:19:41 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4282 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Schoeller declares victory in GOP Secretary of State race 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 Morning headlines: Friday, February 24, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-february-24-2012 <p><strong>Mo. Senator seeks to transfer funding to U.S. road repair</strong></p><p>Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill says she will try to amend a transportation bill to strip funding for large construction projects in Afghanistan. The money would instead be used for roads and bridges in the U.S.</p><p>McCaskill hopes to attach her proposal to legislation re-authorizing the federal highway funding program.</p> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 14:53:54 +0000 Alex King & The Associated Press 3141 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, February 24, 2012 Filing period bill moves forward in Mo. Senate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/filing-period-bill-moves-forward-mo-senate <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a> has given first-round approval to legislation that would push back the filing period for the state&rsquo;s August primaries by one month.</p><p>The bill&rsquo;s backers say the filing period needs to be moved forward to March 27<sup>th</sup> through April 24th, due to legal uncertainty over the State House and Senate district maps.&nbsp; Currently, the filing period begins February 28<sup>th</sup> and ends March 27th for all state and federal races this year. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 02:16:13 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3081 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Filing period bill moves forward in Mo. Senate Morning headlines: Monday, January 2, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-january-2-2012 <p><strong>Last provision of Mo. law aimed at curbing auto extended&nbsp;service contract industry takes effect</strong></p><p>Republican&nbsp;Senator Scott Rupp sponsored the legislation after he&nbsp;says he received lots of complaints about the businesses in his suburban St. Louis district.&nbsp;</p><p>The last portion&nbsp;of the law to take effect requires the extended contract service providers, and&nbsp;their employees, to apply for a license with the Missouri Department of Insurance.</p> Mon, 02 Jan 2012 15:23:40 +0000 Julie Bierach, Maria Altman, WUIS & The Associated Press 2774 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, January 2, 2012 Mo. Senate will try again to require disclaimers on political robo-calls http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-will-try-again-require-disclaimers-political-robo-calls <p>For the 6th year in a row, a Missouri state lawmaker has introduced legislation that would require the party behind political robo-calls to inform a person who is paying for the call.</p><p>Republican state Senator Scott Rupp from the St. Louis area has sponsored the measure this year. He says free speech protections mean political calls cannot be banned the way that some advertising calls can. But he says providing more information is the next-best thing.</p> Thu, 29 Dec 2011 11:21:17 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2757 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate will try again to require disclaimers on political robo-calls 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 Mo. lawmakers send "grand compromise" redistricting map to Gov. Nixon http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-lawmakers-send-grand-compromise-redistricting-map-gov-nixon <p>Nearly a week after failing to agree on a congressional redistricting map, House and Senate negotiators unveiled a compromise which both chambers passed&nbsp;Wednesday night.</p><p>The &ldquo;grand compromise map&rdquo; resolves sticking points over how to divvy up Jefferson County among three congressional districts and St. Charles County among two. Thu, 28 Apr 2011 00:21:19 +0000 Marshall Griffin 1055 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. lawmakers send "grand compromise" redistricting map to Gov. Nixon