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Statehouse Blend Missouri

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Statehouse Blend is one-part profile and one-part insider look at the Missouri General Assembly. Each week, host Brian Ellison welcomes a state representative or senator to the podcast to talk policy and politics, as well as their personal life. We also invite a citizen voice or journalist to round out the conversation over good coffee and donuts.

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This year's legislative session has seen its fair share of political infighting and personal squabbles among legislators. Gov . Eric Greitens has tangled with more than one legislator, and a non-profit established to support his agenda even published a senator's personal cell phone number. Now that the budget is finally on its way to the...

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As the Missouri General Assembly heads into the last two weeks of the 2017 legislative session, there’s a lot left on the agenda, and little of it is without controversy: a prescription drug monitoring program, REAL ID, abortion restrictions and final passage of the budget. In this episode, Sen. Caleb Rowden describes what many will see as this...

Did Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard sponsor a bill to help a Joplin business avoid a costly lawsuit in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign donations? In back -to- back interviews on Statehouse Blend Missouri , two Missouri lawmakers have suggested an investigation would be appropriate in light of Richard's...

As a House-approved $27.8 billion state budget heads to the Senate, we sit down with Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chair Ryan Silvey to talk about who wins and who loses in this proposal and the process for crafting a budget. Silvey also talks about his hopes for the REAL ID legislation he is sponsoring, and he weighs in on recent...