“I am still a Democrat at heart and I didn’t want to leave,” English said. “I’m still voting the same way I did before; my labor-friendly Democrats won’t have to worry.”
During his remarks Wednesday related to Ferguson, Nixon said there often is “too much fear and too little trust.”
Jay Nixon has given the go-ahead to spend $132 million on improvements to the Capitol and other state facilities.
State Rep. Don Moffitt is forming a “fitness caucus” at the Capitol to encourage fellow lawmakers, others to shed some pounds and eat healthier.
Hundreds turned out for the “March on Springfield,” with many waving signs and flags.
A Democratic proposal to ban smoking in the Capitol offices of Missouri House members was snuffed out Tuesday in a Republican-led committee.
The Illinois Republican was greeted at the foot of the Capitol steps by an open-armed Vice President Joe Biden.
He was a long-time senator from the southwest Missouri town of Carthage, serving from 1963 until his death in 1990. One of my reporters at the time described Webster as an amateur actor and he certainly treated the Senate chamber like his personal stage.
Missouri’s Senate may be on the verge of an historic change. And if so, it likely can be attributed to one of the softest-spoken legislative leaders I’ve covered.
The year’s campaign season has provided a clear demonstration of the declining role of political parties.