Jo Ann Emerson http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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 Emerson Resigns, Special Election Date Announced http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/emerson-resigns-special-election-date-announced <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Reporting by Jacob McClelland and Chris McDaniel.</em></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Updated at 2:28 with announcement of the date of the special election.</em></p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 18:27:56 +0000 Chris McDaniel & KRCU 8582 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Emerson Resigns, Special Election Date Announced Republicans Seeking To Succeed Emerson Make Their Case http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/republicans-seeking-succeed-emerson-make-their-case <p><em>Reporting from Jacob McCleland of KRCU.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Republicans who hope to replace Jo Ann Emerson in the U.S. House of Representatives stressed their conservative credentials while trying to differentiate themselves in a crowded field at a voter forum in Cape&nbsp;</span>Girardeau<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Thursday night.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 15:27:07 +0000 KRCU 8477 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Republicans Seeking To Succeed Emerson Make Their Case 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 This Week's Politically Speaking Podcast http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/weeks-politically-speaking-podcast-14 <p>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><p>On today's episode: Ed Martin becomes the Missouri GOP's new chairman. How did it happen? Also, an update on the jockeying for Missouri's 8th Congressional seat. And then we close it out with a look toward the Missouri legislature.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:55:10 +0000 Chris McDaniel 8231 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org This Week's Politically Speaking Podcast This Week's Politically Speaking Podcast http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/weeks-politically-speaking-podcast-12 <p><span style="font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">St. Louis Public Radio's Chris McDaniel joins the St. Louis Beacon's Jo </span>Mannies<span style="font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> and Jason </span>Rosenbaum<span style="font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> to talk about the week's politics.</span></p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 21:00:56 +0000 Chris McDaniel 7556 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org This Week's Politically Speaking Podcast How Much Will Emerson's Special Election Cost? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/how-much-will-emersons-special-election-cost <p>Electing a replacement for retiring Missouri U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson won't come cheap.</p><p>Weeks after winning re-election to a 10th term, the Cape Girardeau Republican announced earlier this month she is retiring from Congress in February to become president and CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 16:05:23 +0000 The Associated Press 7365 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org How Much Will Emerson's Special Election Cost? Tom Schlafly Commentary: Emerson's House Resignation 'Disappointing' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tom-schlafly-commentary-emersons-house-resignation-disappointing <P>Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson’s <A href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/newly-re-elected-emerson-leaving-congress-feb">decision to resign</A> from the House of Representatives is disappointing for two reasons.</P> <P>First, she’s resigning from a position to which she was just elected last month. What happened? She didn’t suddenly and unexpectedly come down with a serious illness that would prevent her from serving out her term. There was no family crisis that would require her to spend more time at home. No. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 11:33:00 +0000 Tom Schlafly 7138 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Tom Schlafly Commentary: Emerson's House Resignation 'Disappointing'