In the aftermath of the Todd Akin controversy, one of my reporters asked me if I could remember a Missouri politician who had recovered from a similar catastrophic setback.
This year’s veto session was a sad time for me. It always is in even-numbered years.
I have a confession… I am not looking forward to the fall campaign season.
“Akin has received threats of rape of his official staff, family and the Congressman himself along with suggestions that individuals should die.”
If you had to pick one factor to explain the difficulties encountered during the 2012 session of Missouri’s legislature, it would have to be term limits.
With the past week’s budget filibuster in Missouri’s Senate, I thought some of the war stories of past years would be of interest.
Jim Mulvaney was a state representative from St. Louis County who rose from a milkman to become one of the leading consumer protection advocates in Missouri.
In the past few weeks, wedge issues have consumed a significant portion of the Missouri General Assembly’s time. It should not be a surprise. It is, after all, an election year.
It was a few decades ago that a Republican governor, Kit Bond championed ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.
There’s an old Washington adage going back at least 100 years that “the President proposes, Congress disposes.”