Jason Smith http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri Republicans See 'Right To Farm' Ballot Proposal As Aid To GOP Turnout http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-republicans-see-right-farm-ballot-proposal-aid-gop-turnout <p>SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Missouri Republican Party has endorsed the proposed<a href="http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/2014ballot/"> “Right To Farm” constitutional amendment </a>set for the November ballot.</p><p>The official support is aimed, in part, at promoting GOP ties to the proposal, which some Republicans believe will boost turnout by rural conservative voters this fall – and that could help all GOP candidates.</p><p></p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 19:32:58 +0000 Jo Mannies 33925 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Republicans See 'Right To Farm' Ballot Proposal As Aid To GOP Turnout Missouri Property Rights Advocates Laud End Of Blueways Program http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-property-rights-advocates-laud-end-blueways-program <p><em><strong>Updated 3:40 p.m. Jan. 7:</strong></em></p><p>Missouri opponents of the National Blueways System – a designation granted to the White River and its watershed in Missouri and Arkansas – praised its demise on Monday. Federal officials had announced the news over the weekend.</p><p>U.S. Rep. Jason Smith, R-Salem, was among the critics who said that the riverways designation threatened property rights and could lead to “land grabs.”</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 19:26:16 +0000 Jo Mannies 32801 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Property Rights Advocates Laud End Of Blueways Program Politically Speaking: Two Vetoes And Missouri's 8th Race http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-two-vetoes-and-missouris-8th-race <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, 06 Jun 2013 21:04:13 +0000 Chris McDaniel 27140 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Two Vetoes And Missouri's 8th Race Mapped: How Did Jason Smith Win Tuesday's Special Election? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mapped-how-did-jason-smith-win-tuesdays-special-election <p><em>Reporting by KRCU's Jacob McCleland contributed to this piece.</em></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Republican Jason Smith easily won a special election on Tuesday to fill Jo Ann Emerson’s vacant seat in the US House of Representatives.</span></p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 20:13:18 +0000 Chris McDaniel & KRCU 27095 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mapped: How Did Jason Smith Win Tuesday's Special Election? Congressional Candidates Go On The Offensive In Debate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/congressional-candidates-go-offensive-debate <div><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/krcu/audio/2013/05/2013_05_28_MO8Debate_FULL.mp3" class="asset-audio">Listen to the full debate between Missouri&#039;s Eighth District Congressional candidates on May 28, 2013.</a><p>Candidates for Missouri’s Eighth Congressional seat went on the offensive in a debate Tuesday night at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus in Cape Girardeau. Wed, 29 May 2013 14:30:35 +0000 Jacob McCleland 26843 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Congressional Candidates Go On The Offensive In Debate Special Elections Bill Receives First-Round Approval In The Mo. House http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/special-elections-bill-receives-first-round-approval-mo-house <P>The <A href="http://www.house.mo.gov/default.aspx">Missouri House</A> has given first-round approval to legislation that would require special elections to fill vacancies in statewide offices.</P> <P>If passed, <A href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB110&amp;year=2013&amp;code=R">House Bill 110</A> would only allow the Governor to appoint a temporary placeholder who would not be eligible to run in the special election.&nbsp; <A href="http://www.house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2013&amp;district=120">House Speaker Pro-tem Jason Smith</A> (R, Salem), the bill’s sponsor, says it’s not a deliberate swipe at Democratic <A href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</A>. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 03:43:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8602 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Special Elections Bill Receives First-Round Approval In The Mo. House Special Elections Bill Passes Another Mo. House Committee, Floor Debate Next http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/special-elections-bill-passes-another-mo-house-committee-floor-debate-next <P>Legislation to require special elections in Missouri to fill vacancies in statewide offices has cleared another hurdle.</P> <P>The bill today easily passed the House Rules Committee and is expected to be debated on the floor of the <A href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx">House</A> next week.&nbsp; If passed,&nbsp;<A href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB110">House Bill 110&nbsp;</A>would only allow the governor to appoint a temporary placeholder if a statewide office is vacated, and that person would be ineligible to run in the special election to fill the vacancy.&nbsp;&nbsp;<A href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=113&amp;year=2013">State Representative&nbsp;Jeff Roorda </A>(D, Barnhart) sits on the Rules Committee and cast one of the few “no” votes. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 00:39:29 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8430 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Special Elections Bill Passes Another Mo. House Committee, Floor Debate Next Mo. House Committee Passes Special Elections Bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-committee-passes-special-elections-bill <p>A <a href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx">Missouri House</a> committee has overwhelmingly passed legislation that would require special elections to fill vacancies in statewide offices.</p><p><a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB110">House Bill 110</a>&nbsp;would require special elections if the office of Lt. Governor or any other statewide office is suddenly vacated.&nbsp; It would allow the Governor to only appoint a placeholder who would temporarily fill the office but not be eligible to run in the special election.&nbsp; It’s sponsored by <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2013&amp;district=120">House Speaker Pro-tem Jason Smith</a> (R, Salem). Tue, 15 Jan 2013 22:14:58 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8375 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Committee Passes Special Elections Bill Nixon Says He Has Authority To Appoint Mo. Lt. Governor If Office Becomes Vacant http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-says-he-has-authority-appoint-mo-lt-governor-if-office-becomes-vacant <p>Aside from Medicaid expansion, the most talked-about issue so far during the just-begun Missouri legislative session is whether <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a> (D)&nbsp;has the authority to appoint a new Lt. Governor if <a href="http://ltgov.mo.gov/">Peter Kinder </a>succeeds fellow Republican <a href="http://emerson.house.gov/">Jo Ann Emerson</a>&nbsp;in Congress.</p><p>Following his annual Prayer Breakfast earlier today, Governor Nixon told reporters he believes he has the authority to appoint a new Lt. Governor if the office suddenly becomes vacant. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 21:54:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8234 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Says He Has Authority To Appoint Mo. Lt. Governor If Office Becomes Vacant