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New Missouri House Speaker Todd Richardson (R-Poplar Bluff) addresses the media at the close of the legislative session on May 15, 2015 (Tim Bommel photo)

Mo. House Speaker Creates Team to Review Intern Policy

House Speaker Todd Richardson has announced that they will create a team to review the intern policy in the Missouri House

4 hours ago

Missouri House Speaker John Diehl (Courtesy of @johndiehljr Twitter profile)

Missouri Senate Hires Attorney for ‘Sexting’ Case

The Missouri Senate has hired a lawyer in response to a “workplace harassment complaint.”

05/26/2015

Steve Stenger (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Stenger: Diehl Resignation Presents Challenges

Stenger noted getting legislation passed that enables a sales tax for law enforcement is a priority.

05/20/2015

Customary papers thrown at end of legislative session in Jefferson City. Photo taken May 15, 2015 by Tim Bommel

CAPITOL PERSPECTIVES: Sexting & Filibusters

KMOX bureau chief Phill Brooks looks at the legislative session that was

05/18/2015

New Missouri House Speaker Todd Richardson (R-Poplar Bluff) addresses the media at the close of the legislative session on May 15, 2015 (Tim Bommel photo)

Analysis: Mo. Legislative Session Ends in Chaos

AP takes look back at what passed & what led up to Todd Richardson becoming House Speaker

05/16/2015

Rep. Mark Richardson being sworn in as House Speaker (Provided by Tim Bommel, Photojournalist, Missouri State Capitol)

Missouri House Elects Speaker After Resignation Over Texts

The Missouri House unanimously elected Majority Leader Todd Richardson to take over the chamber’s top spot on Friday following the resignation of House Speaker John Diehl, who acknowledged exchanging sexually suggestive text messages with a Capitol intern.

05/15/2015

Photo: Getty Images

Intern in Sexting Scandal Breaks Silence

Katie Graham, of Joplin, Mo., and a student at Missouri Southern State University, sent out a statement late Thursday evening.

05/15/2015

(Courtesy of Todd Richardson Official Twitter page)

Missouri Republicans Choose Richardson as Next House Speaker

Missouri Republicans have chosen House Majority Leader Todd Richardson to take over the chamber’s top spot following the resignation of House Speaker John Diehl.

05/14/2015

John Diehl (Provided by Tim Bommel, Photojournalist, Missouri State Capitol)

Missouri House Speaker Resigns After Intern Text Messages

Diehl on Thursday said he is resigning both from his House speaker’s position and from his elected job as a Republican representative from suburban St. Louis.

05/14/2015

Missouri House Speaker John Diehl (Courtesy of @johndiehljr Twitter profile)

Diehl: ‘It Was a Stupid Thing To Do, and I’m Sorry’

A screenshot of sexual text messages exchanged between Missouri House Speaker John Diehl and a Capitol intern has been released by the Kansas City Star.

05/14/2015

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