Allie Feinberg

Allie Feinberg

Allie Feinberg covers state government for the Columbia Missourian.

‘He’s the good cop’: Caleb Rowden’s leadership of Missouri Senate reflects political realities

By: and - May 8, 2023

Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, says he didn’t think he would win when he first appeared on the 2012 ballot for a state House seat. Voters in the 44th House District and the 19th Senate District have since proved him wrong. Eleven years later, he has risen to the most powerful seat in the Senate — […]

Missouri House votes down bill to reinstate presidential primary

By: - April 25, 2023

In a surprising move Monday, the Missouri House failed to pass a bill that would have reinstated the presidential primary for the 2024 election The bill was initially approved on a voice vote last week, but failed when it came up for a roll call Monday to give it final approval  — a practice that’s […]

Lawmakers consider bill switching Missouri back to a presidential primary

By: - March 23, 2023

Like a lot of Missourians, Shelley Swoyer of Jefferson City was surprised to see that the state had switched from its long-used method of selecting presidential primary candidates to a caucus system last June. “I’m just a voter. I encourage people to vote, I register people to vote. We live in a democracy that extols […]