Ron Richard is the only Missouri lawmaker in history elected to two terms to both Senate President Pro Tem and Speaker of the House in Missouri.
The only member to be elected both Speaker of the House and Senate Majority Leader in 100 years.
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Mar. 26, 2017 | FULL STORYNeosho flag re-dedication ceremony KSN/KODE-TV Today, the club hosted a re-dedication ceremony where they raised a brand new 60x30 flag donated by Senator Ron Richard.
Mar. 23, 2017 | FULL STORYSteve Kraske: It's time for for Missouri and Kansas to rethink all things judicial Kansas City Star The leader of the Missouri Senate has fired a warning shot: He wants to replace Missouri’s long-standing process for selecting judges.
Mar. 22, 2017 | FULL STORYBill Martz likes the big flag Neosho Daily News At 2 p,m. on Sunday, March 26, (a week later if there is rain) a new flag will fly for Martz to mow under. State Senator Ron Richard will donate the new flag and give the rededication speech.
For his charity and his contribution to the people of Neosho, Bill Martz is this week's good neighbor.
Mar. 20, 2017 | FULL STORYJoplin City Clerk Receives 2017 Outstanding City Clerk Award KOAM-TV Former Mayor and now the President Pro Tem of the Missouri State Senate, Ron Richard, her greatest fan, has described her as bringing “CLASS” to Joplin City Hall and she will leave a great legacy when she retires.
Mar. 20, 2017 | FULL STORYAt midway point of session, Missouri Republicans on track with changes to legal system St. Louis Post Dispatch For Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, the goal of changing the laws regarding lawsuits and courtrooms would allow businesses to expand and grow without worrying about legal costs. “In January, we pledged to make Missouri more competitive with our neighbors,” said Richard, R-Joplin. “Every piece of legislation the Senate has passed so far has been an effort to make the Show-Me State more attractive to investments. We are focused on legislation that will help facilitate economic growth and build stronger communities across the state.”
Mar. 19, 2017 | FULL STORYOn the trail: Taking the temperature of the legislature on paid parental leave St. Louis Public Radio Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, also broached the possibility last week of providing paid leave to all state employees. “We haven’t had any discussions just yet on a particular piece of legislation. But we’d like to make it fair. If there’s something out there, it should be fair for everybody,” Richard said. “We just want to make sure if there’s anything for employees in the state of Missouri, it’s fair. And it’s applied fair.”
Mar. 17, 2017 | FULL STORYSusan Redden: Sen. Richard says drug monitoring bill should pass in this session Joplin Globe Some version of a prescription drug monitoring bill should be passed by the Missouri General Assembly in this session, Sen. Ron Richard, president pro tem of the Missouri Senate, said Friday. Richard, of Joplin, made the prediction after a gathering in which local lawmakers reviewed bills under consideration in Jefferson City. Ryan Johnson, president of Missouri Alliance for Freedom, said the region also gets clout from the seniority of local lawmakers — most in their final terms in the state Senate and House. "Especially Sen. Richard; he can get a bill passed, or kill it," he said.
Mar. 16, 2017 | FULL STORYGOP leaders tout successes at Spring Break arrives Missouri Times “We’ve had an outstanding session,” Senate President Pro Ten Ron Richard said. “We’ve done some labor reform, tort reform, and some other legislation that I never thought we’d sign in my lifetime, and it was a pleasure to sign it.”
Mar. 16, 2017 | FULL STORY'Show Me Your Glory;' MBC's Yeats to keynote prayer event at Capitol The Pathway Missouri Baptist Convention Executive Director John Yeats is set to be the keynote speaker at “Show Me Your Glory Lord,” a prayer event at the Missouri State Capitol, March 28. Participants will hear briefly from Speaker of the House Todd Richardson (R-Poplar Bluff), Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard (R-Joplin), Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft and Attorney General Joshua Hawley.
Mar. 7, 2017 | FULL STORYMarion County Farm Bureau members meet with state legislators Hannibal Courier Post Farmers and ranchers heard from Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard and Speaker of the House Todd Richardson, as well as the agriculture committee chairs from both chambers, Sen. Brian Munzlinger and Rep. Jay Houghton.