On the latest episode of the Politically Speaking podcast, Annie Rice, the outgoing alderwoman of the 8th Ward, talks about setting up a charter commission, her political legacy, and what it was like to serve on the board.
Russ Carnahan takes over as Missouri Democratic Party chairman
Former Congressman Russ Carnahan was elected as Missouri Democratic Party chairman over the weekend. And the St. Louis Democrat talked with St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum about the challenges and opportunities for a party that's been in an electoral slump since 2012.
What could drastically change legislation on transgender health care? The Missouri Senate filibuster.
Republican-led states all over the country are passing bill restricting transgender rights, particularly the ability for minors to access health care procedures like puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and gender reassignment surgeries. But Missouri may actually pass a less restrictive version of that idea, thanks to the fact that the Missouri Senate has a tradition of a strong filibuster. St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum talks with Democratic Sen. Greg Razer of Kansas City about how the filibuster can reshape the debate over bills affecting transgender people.
State Sen. Rusty Black, R-Chillicothe, joins St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum and Sarah Kellogg to talk about a multitude of issues during the 2023 legislative session. That includes bills that would curtail the purchase of farmland by some foreign corporations and efforts to extend Medicaid to postpartum mothers.
David Tyson Smith (2023)
House Rep. David Tyson Smith makes his return on Politically Speaking. The Columbia Democrat joins St. Louis Public Radio's Sarah Kellogg and Jason Rosenbaum to discuss the 2023 Legislative Session as it begins its third month. Smith sits on the House Elections and Elected Officials committee, meaning he has heard not only bills changing the election process but also numerous resolutions that would make it harder to amend Missouri's constitution.