Ron Richard http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Five Questions To Ask In Legislative Session's Waning Weeks http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/five-questions-ask-legislative-sessions-waning-weeks <p>With roughly a month left to go before adjournment, many of the Missouri General Assembly’s big issues remain unresolved. &nbsp;</p><p>That’s not too surprising. Big-ticket legislation often passes — or dies — in the last weeks of the session. With about a month to go before the final gavel falls, legislation dealing with tax cuts, the state’s criminal code and the student transfer situation are all still up in the air.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:20:49 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 35215 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Five Questions To Ask In Legislative Session's Waning Weeks Gov. Nixon Reiterates Support For Boeing To Choose St. Louis, But No Special Session Yet http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gov-nixon-reiterates-support-boeing-choose-st-louis-no-special-session-yet-0 <p>Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is continuing to voice his support for Boeing to choose St. Louis as its location to produce its new commercial aircraft, the 777X.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Boeing is shopping for a new location after a disagreement with the Machinists union in Washington. The company and has since met with governors in numerous states.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nixon met with Boeing last week, and said he will work quickly with the state’s legislative leaders to craft a proposal to lure the aerospace company.</span></p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 15:15:27 +0000 Chris McDaniel 31774 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gov. Nixon Reiterates Support For Boeing To Choose St. Louis, But No Special Session Yet New Faces Of Mo. Senate Leadership Announced http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-faces-mo-senate-leadership-announced <p>The Missouri Senate will be led by new people when it convenes for the 2013 session.</p><p>Majority party Republicans on Thursday nominated Sen. Tom Dempsey, of St. Charles, to serve as president pro tem - the top position in the chamber. Dempsey still must be elected by the full Senate when it convenes in January, but that is expected to be a mere formality.</p><p>Republicans picked Sen. Ron Richard, of Joplin, to succeed Dempsey as the Senate majority leader. Richard, a former House speaker, defeated Sen. Mike Parson, of Bolivar, during a closed-door meeting of the Republican caucus.</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 20:48:27 +0000 The Associated Press 6236 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Faces Of Mo. Senate Leadership Announced