Ron Richard

GOP Picks Ron Richard To Lead Mo. SenateJoplin man to replace Tom Dempsey as president pro-tem
Analysis: Mo. Legislative Session Ends in ChaosAP takes look back at what passed & what led up to Todd Richardson becoming House Speaker
Missouri Lawmakers Get Back to WorkSpring Break is over, and second half of legislative session awaits
Senate Leaders, Nixon Discuss Legislative Priorities as Lawmakers Return to WorkMissouri lawmakers have never really seen eye to eye with Gov. Jay Nixon, and the beginning of the 2015 legislative session is no different.
Nixon Tours Stalactite-Infested Basement of State CapitolGov. Jay Nixon took a handful of Missouri lawmakers and reporters on a tour of the muddy, stalactite infested basement of the state Capitol to show what repairs need to be made to the nearing century old building.
Mo. Senate Leader Releases New Nullification LegislationSenate Majority Leader Ron Richard released a draft Thursday of proposed legislation for the 2014 session seeking to nullify federal gun control laws that infringe on Second Amendment rights.
Capitol Perspectives: Sloppy LegislationSome legislative supporters concede that mistakes in the wording of the two biggest vetoed bills cost them the chance to override one if not both measures.
Capitol Perspectives: Political CouragePolitical courage. That's the phrase that came to my mind as I watched the Senate's top GOP leaders cast the deciding votes that killed the gun-rights bill.
Mo. Senate Won't Pass DOR Budget Until It Receives AnswersThe Senate subpoenaed the Revenue Department this week for information on whether it's sharing personal information from driver's license applicants.
Lawmakers Push to Give Joplin $17M To Offset Tornado EffectsThe House Economic Development Committee voted 21-0 Thursday to move legislation to the full chamber that would give Joplin access to state funds for rebuilding.
Republicans Marking 10 Years of Power in Missouri HouseThe GOP won control of the Senate a dozen years ago and now holds veto-proof majorities in both chambers.
Capitol Perspectives: Election Consequences for MissouriMissouri'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.
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