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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.

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Statehouse Blend is one-part profile and one-part insider look at the Missouri General Assembly.

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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.

Rank #1: An End to Gerrymandering? Missouri's 2018 Ballot Questions

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Midterm elections are just around the corner, but much of Missouri's ballot is covered with pot — and redistricting, ethics rules, a gas tax and a minimum wage increase. Ballot questions join the U.S. Senate race as the big-ticket items on November 6 in Missouri. Host Brian Ellison talks with KCUR's Samuel King , Clean Missouri campaign director Sean Soendker Nicholson and Kansas City Star reporter Allison Kite . Subscribe to Statehouse Blend Missouri: iTunes , Google Play , and on the NPRone app .
Oct 29 2018
32 mins
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Rank #2: Missouri Sen. Dan Hegeman On The 2019 State Budget, Transportation Funding

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Missouri Republicans have a firm grip on the state legislature, but among the party’s leadership roles, only one is filled by someone near Kansas City.
Jan 24 2019
28 mins
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Rank #3: Statehouse Blend Missouri: Rep. DaRon McGee On The 2019 Legislative Session

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The Missouri General Assembly convenes this week and Republicans are still in charge, with supermajorities largely unaffected by the 2018 election. They’re united with Gov. Mike Parson, who's a decidedly less controversial leader than predecessor Eric Greitens, who resigned in June.
Jan 09 2019
20 mins
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Rank #4: 'Dark Money' Pours Into Missouri

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The influence of money in today's politics is undeniable, in Missouri and everywhere else. We explore campaign contributions, PACs, "dark money" groups and more, not only in big races like the U.S. Senate race between Claire McCaskill and Josh Hawley, but also in tight local races like the fight for the Missouri Senate seat in Platte and Buchanan Counties. We talk with Republican Tony Luetkemeyer and Democrat Martin Rucker , and St. Louis Public Radio's Jo Mannies . (For more of the conversation about issues in the 34th District Senate race, visit kcur.org next week.)
Oct 05 2018
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Rank #5: The Search For Common Ground On Guns

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As students rally nationwide for more gun regulation, Missouri legislators are considering — and advancing — several bills to make firearms more legal, for more people, in more places. What underlies the enduring, and seemingly intractable, divide on gun laws in Missouri? Host Brian Ellison welcomed Rep. T.J. Berry, a Kearney Republican, and Rep. Jon Carpenter, a Gladstone Democrat, and an audience of 75 for a live taping of the podcast April 19 in Kansas City. Music used in this episode: Warming Evening by Nameless Dancers; Rally , The Telling and On Belay by Blue Dot Sessions
Apr 24 2018
22 mins
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Rank #6: How 429 Pages Could Change Your Tax Bill

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Ever since Congress passed major changes to U.S. tax policy, Missouri leaders have been mulling their own changes to the state tax code that might leave your tax bill looking very different next year. We talk with House Speaker Pro Tem Elijah Haahr , a Republican representative from Springfield, about how his 429-page plan can call itself "revenue-neutral." Subscribe to Statehouse Blend Missouri, and stay up to date with the latest news from the Missouri General Assembly: iTunes , Google Play , and on the NPRone app . Music used in this episode: Warming Evening by Nameless Dancers; As I Was Saying by Lee Rosevere; Modes by Primary Color Music
Mar 12 2018
17 mins
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Rank #7: The Second Greitens Report

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Another week, another raft of bad news for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens. A new report details his use of a charity donor list for campaign fund-raising and the possibility he lied about it to the state ethics commission. We get up to speed with Bryan Lowry of the Kansas City Star. And even as legislators call a special session to consider impeachment, they march on with the state budget and other bills unrelated to gubernatorial scandals. House Democratic Caucus Secretary Rep. DaRon McGee of Kansas City helps us round up how education, taxes and transportation may fare in the session's last two weeks. Music used in this episode: Warming Evening by Nameless Dancers; What Have I Done by Lee Rosevere; Headlights/Mountain Road , Tralaga , MKNT , and Soothe by Blue Dot Sessions
May 08 2018
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Rank #8: How To Spend 28 Billion Dollars

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The Missouri House has approved its budget for the 2018 fiscal year, and the ball is now in the Senate's court. It's no small thing getting all the numbers to add up to pay for transportation, K-12 and higher education, social services ... and everything else. But how does that work, especially when lawmakers don't share the vision of the governor, whose proposal is their starting place and who ultimately has to implement whatever priorities they set? Host Brian Ellison talks about the process and the results so far with Traci Gleason of the Missouri Budget Project and Rep. Kip Kendrick, the House Democratic Whip. Subscribe to Statehouse Blend Missouri, and stay up to date with the latest news from the Missouri General Assembly: iTunes , Google Play , and on the NPRone app . Music used in this episode: Warming Evening by Nameless Dancers; Soothe by Blue Dot Sessions; and What Have I Done by Lee Rosevere.
Apr 02 2018
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Rank #9: A Wild Political Year Races Toward November

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The final slog to the November elections is underway, and Missouri's already wild political year holds the possibility of getting wilder yet. As Democrat Jason Kander pivots from the state and national stage to a Kansas City mayoral run, we get his assessment of the state of Missouri politics. We recap the primary election's top story, the overwhelming defeat of the anti-union "Right to Work" law. And we take a closer look at November's top race: the battle between Claire McCaskill and Josh Hawley that could determine control of the U.S. Senate. Guests: Jason Kander ; Samuel King , KCUR; Bryan Lowry , the Kansas City Star.
Aug 24 2018
24 mins
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Rank #10: Session Scorecard: GOP Agenda Wins

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As the 2018 legislative session careened to an end, we took stock of what legislation passed, what didn't pass, and what was allowed to quietly pass away. It turns out that with all eyes on the accusations against Gov. Eric Greitens, his fellow Republicans were fairly successful at advancing a legislative agenda. Host Brian Ellison calls on KCUR editor Erica Hunzinger to help recap the session, and Sen. Jason Holsman , a Kansas City Democrat, talks about what went wrong for his party.
May 22 2018
24 mins
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