Statehouse Blend Missouri is an insider look at Missouri politics and government. Each week, host Brian Ellison welcomes Missouri legislators, advocates, experts and analysts to the podcast to talk policy and politics and to offer a glimpse into the workings of the General Assembly. We also round up the latest news from Jefferson City.
Guns, Gambling And The Gas Tax: Previewing The 2020 Missouri Legislative Session
The 2020 session of the Missouri General Assembly, which convenes Wednesday, promises the usual array of legislative wrangling and partisan bickering — all with an election looming in November. In this episode of Statehouse Blend Missouri, we bring you a preview, which first aired on KCUR's Up to Date on Jan. 6. Host Steve Kraske spoke with Brian Hauswirth, news director of Missourinet, and Jaclyn Driscoll, the statehouse reporter for St. Louis Public Radio.
The 2019 Missouri Legislative Session Recap: GOP Wins Big On Abortion, Economic Development
In this very special episode of KCUR’s Statehouse Blend Missouri podcast, we joined forces with St. Louis Public Radio’s Politically Speaking podcast to round up the 2019 session of the Missouri General Assembly.
Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway Discusses The State Budget, Putnam County Hospitals
Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway ’s been busy, looking into Clay County’s finances, the attorney general’s office and raising questions about the state’s tax revenues and budget issues. She sat down with KCUR's Samuel King on April 15 (Tax Day) to discuss all of these things, as well as what it’s like to be the only Democrat holding a statewide office. Subscribe to Statehouse Blend Missouri: iTunes , Google Play , and on the NPRone app .
Missouri Rep. Robert Sauls On Changing Criminal Justice Laws
Before getting into the Missouri House, Democrat Robert Sauls was a prosecutor, a public defender and a military lawyer. Perhaps it's no surprise, then, that he has focused on criminal justice reform in his first term, cosponsoring bills that seek to change sentencing laws and create special veterans treatment courts. Sauls spoke with Statehouse Blend Missouri host Brian Ellison about life as a newbie legislator, and where he thinks the state budget, which is advancing through the General
Freshman State Rep. Ashley Bland Manlove On The Budget, LGBTQ Issues
Missouri state Rep. Ashley Bland Manlove is the granddaughter and niece of state lawmakers, but she’s already making her own mark two months into her first term.
Will Sports Betting Be Missouri's Answer To Shrinking Revenue?
Missouri's budget director announced this week that revenues are down 7 percent compared to last year. While that may change as more people file their taxes, lawmakers are looking for new ways to bring in money while faced with tax cuts they instituted on top of growing expenses for health care, infrastructure and education.