Emmet Jamieson

Emmet Jamieson

Emmet Jamieson is a city/county government reporter with the Columbia Missourian.

Missouri House gives initial approval to bill seeking to block ranked-choice voting

By: - May 3, 2023

The Missouri House gave initial approval Tuesday to a resolution that would ask voters to approve a constitutional amendment forbidding ranked-choice voting. Rep. Ben Baker, R-Neosho, sponsor of House Joint Resolution 66, said his bill would enshrine Missouri’s current voting system in the state Constitution to resist movement toward adopting ranked-choice voting. Baker said ranked-choice voting […]

Bill aims to amend Missouri Constitution to allow allow Osage casino

By: - March 9, 2023

A House committee considered a bill Wednesday evening that would put a constitutional amendment before voters to expand casino gambling. House Joint Resolution 23 would put a measure on the ballot that, if passed, would allow the Missouri Gaming Commission to grant a license for a casino on the Osage River. Missouri has 13 casinos on […]

Missouri House debates legislation targeting catalytic converter thefts

By: - March 2, 2023

A House committee considered three bills Wednesday that seek to tamp down on catalytic converter thefts. Rep. Don Mayhew, R-Crocker, is sponsoring legislation that would make it a felony to possess a catalytic converter with the intent to sell it. Catalytic converters filter out harmful pollutants from vehicle emissions, and thieves target them because they are […]