Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens signs ‘right-to-work’ into law

JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Eric Greitens signed “right to work” legislation into law on Monday, fulfilling a campaign promise that has been cheered on by Republicans and the state’s business community. … “Right-to-work will help us attract more job creators to our state, and it will promote healthy wage growth so that Missourians have the …

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House Speaker Richardson Selects Chairs for New House Appropriations Subcommittees

House Speaker Todd Richardson today announced the five legislators who will lead the appropriations subcommittees that play a vital role in crafting the state operating budget. Under the new committee structure that will be part of the revised House Rules, the members of the House Budget Committee will make up the membership of five specialized …

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Richardson says Missouri’s economy will top General Assembly agenda

House Speaker Todd Richardson joins St. Louis Public Radio’s Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum for the latest edition of the Politically Speaking podcast. In his third appearance on the show, Richardson – a Republican from Poplar Bluff – lays out his key objectives for the coming legislative session. For the first time in eight years, …

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Missouri House speaker calls for probe of prisons as harassment claims cost state millions

The speaker of the Missouri House has called for a “thorough investigation” into the state Department of Corrections after a story in a Kansas City newspaper exposed a culture of harassment and retaliation in the prisons that is costing the state millions in court. Missouri has paid millions in damages to employees who alleged they …

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Richardson outlines legislative agenda to Columbia Chamber

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Speaker Todd Richardson spoke to members of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce Thursday about his legislative priorities for the upcoming legislative session. Richardson spoke at length with business owners about his excitement at the prospect of working with a Republican governor for the first time in his political career while also detailing …

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Missouri GOP leaders forecast override of Nixon gun veto

Leaders of the Missouri General Assembly today predicted that they would override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of pemit-less concealed carry legislation. House Speaker Todd Richardson predicted that his chamber would pass an override if such a call made it out of the Senate. “This is why the people of Missouri elected a super-majority of conservative …

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