Missouri House Elects New Speaker | KCUR

Missouri House Elects New Speaker

Nov 28, 2012

The Missouri House of Representatives has a new speaker: Tim Jones.  Jones is a Republican from Eureka, Mo.

One chief priority for Republicans this year: finding ways to spur economic development, so that Missouri can keep up with Kansas when it comes attracting businesses.

For the first time since the Civil War era, Republicans will be operating with huge super-majorities in the House and Senate that will allow them to override vetoes from Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon without the help of minority Democrats.

In the second part of Wednesday's Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with Jones about jobs, border wars and tax cuts, and the Missouri General Assembly's upcoming session.