Ron Richard is the first person to be elected 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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Aug. 26, 2016 | FULL STORYGreitens talks right-to-work at Joplin office opening Joplin Globe "He has a unique campaign ... a new face," state Sen. Ron Richard, R-Joplin, who is the Senate president pro-tem, said. "Eric's got a unique ability to see through the mist."
Aug. 25, 2016 | FULL STORYNeosho approved as magnet site of foreign trade zone Joplin Globe Those attending the designation at 11 a.m. Friday will be representatives of the Springfield Airport Board, U.S. Rep. Billy Long, representatives of NABIFI board of directors, Newton County commissioners, Missouri state Sen. Ron Richard, Missouri state Rep. Bill Reiboldt, and representatives of area businesses.
Aug. 24, 2016 | FULL STORYTornado shelters are now elementary for Carthage schools Joplin Globe The district paid for the upgrades using operating fund reserves. Normally operating funds cannot be used for new construction, but Rep. Tom Flanigan, of Carthage, and Sen. Ron Richard, of Joplin, moved a bill through the Missouri Legislature in 2014 allowing Carthage a one-time exception.
Aug. 24, 2016 | FULL STORYUniversity of Missouri Commission to hear from MU Chancellor on Wednesday Missourinet When he announced his four Commission appointments in June, Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard (R-Joplin) said that there was “a lack of leadership at the UM System’s highest level” last year, and that the Commission “will help gain back trust and respect from people across the state.”
Aug. 17, 2016 | FULL STORYElementary school shelters completed Carthage Press State Rep. Tom Flanigan and State Sen. Ron Richard pushed through a bill in the Missouri State Legislature that allowed the Carthage School District a one-time chance to transfer more money than normally allowed from its operating fund to its capital fund to pay for the elementary storm shelters.
Aug. 16, 2016 | FULL STORYDuquesne street paving repair projects begin Joplin Globe Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and city officials in Duquesne worked with state legislators that included state Sen. Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and state Reps. Bill White, R-Joplin, and Charlie Davis, R-Webb City, as well as Joplin city officials such as planning director Troy Bolander, and Chris Erisman, of Allgeier, Martin and Associates, to obtain the grant.
Aug. 9, 2016 | FULL STORYGlobe celebrates 120 years Joplin Globe State Sen. Ron Richard presented a resolution from the Senate. "In all my years in government — 30 years — the Globe has been very respectful of politics and treated particularly me fair." He also mused that "When I open the Globe, I check above the fold to see if I'm on it. If I'm below the fold, I guess that's one of those moments when you say, 'OK, I guess it wasn't quite that bad.'"
Aug. 4, 2016 | FULL STORYAT&T designates area business parks fiber ready Joplin Globe John Sondag, president of AT&T Missouri, made the announcement during a ceremony at the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce. Also in attendance were Ryan Stanley, Joplin city councilman and mayor pro tem; Lynn Ragsdale, Webb City mayor; state Sen. Ron Richard, of Joplin; state Rep. Charlie Davis, of Webb City; and representatives from the offices of U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt and U.S. Rep. Billy Long.
Jul. 26, 2016 | FULL STORYRepublican Women of Newton County Watermelon Feed KSN/KODE-TV "People can come and make up their mind. Visit with the candidates one-on-one. Let the candidates get to know them, know what's important to them, and have the voters get a feel for who it is they're going to vote for," said Nick Myers, chairman. Along with the candidates, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, Congressman Billy Long, and State Senator Ron Richard spoke at the Watermelon Feed.
Jul. 26, 2016 | FULL STORYCourt Strikes Down Missouri Law Cutting Jobless Benefits ABC News Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard called the ruling an "unfortunate" precedent for how vetoed bills must be handled. But it may not spell the end of Republican attempts to further curb unemployment benefits and build up the trust fund. "My ask of the Republican Senate would be, 'Let's get ready and try it again,'" Richard said.