Missouri Election Wrap Up

Missouri Republicans swept all major down ballot races in the General Election, meaning they will control both the executive and legislative branches of the state government.  Within the legislature, they will hold strong supermajorities in both the House and Senate.

It is likely that one of the first priorities of the legislature will be to pass Right to Work labor reform, which is supported by Eric Greitens.  Other probable actions include expanded ethics reform and tort reform.  The legislature will also face some tough budget decisions due to last fiscal year’s revenues being lower than expected.  Finally, Greitens has called for a state chief operating officer to oversee all cabinet departments and drive efficiency.

The HBA of Missouri met in Kansas City on Wednesday, November 16 to discuss the results of the election, create a policy agenda for 2017, renew the state lobbyist contract, and plan for the annual HBAM legislative day in Jefferson City.