Caleb Rowden

You Didn't Believe They Meant REAL Ethics Reform, Did You?

Latest #MOLeg Resignation Proves Status Quo is Alive and Well in Jefferson City

#TBT: Rowden Condemns Paycheck Deception Attacks as "Purely Political"

Rep. Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) voted "Yes" on HB 1891 today, which is strange considering he previously condemned a similar bill as "purely political."

HB 1891—also know as Paycheck Deception—was sent to Governor Nixon's desk today. This bill, per its proponents, is just another way to get to the ultimate goal of making Missouri a so-called "Right to Work" state. Paycheck Deception bills, like HB 1891, make it more complicated for public employees to choose how they want to spend their own pay.

Rowden Wants to Have His Ethics Reform Cake and Eat It Too

A well-documented lobbyist gift-taker, Rep. Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia), sponsored half-baked ethics legislation that was passed by the Missouri House today

He bragged about it on twitter...

Blunt, Rowden & Basye Celebrate Food Bank After Voting for Cuts

On the last day of 2015, Senator Roy Blunt proudly visited the Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri with local elected tagalongs Rep.s Chuck Basye and Caleb Rowden of Columbia.

Rowden Changes Mind Again About Accepting Lobbyist Gifts

Rep. Caleb Rowden's stance on lobbyist gifts is as unclear as it's ever been. As a freshman lawmaker he led the way in gift taking, but as his 2014 re-election race approached, Rowden back-tracked, promising to be better and support a ban on gifts. Low and behold this year he's back to his old ways.

Rowden Unsure If It's OK to Fire Folks for Being LGBT

When questioned about his stance on anti-discrimination legislation, Rep. Caleb Rowden was unable to give a clear answer.

Throwback Thursday: Remember when MOLeg Republicans were serious about ethics reform?

Remember when Republican leadership in the Missouri legislature were serious about passing real ethics reform this session? It was just five months ago, but now it appears they may even fail to pass what amounts to baby steps forward for Missouri's ethics laws.

Attempts to pit Medicaid expansion against education only work if you ignore facts

Some politicians attempts to pit Medicaid expansion against education only hold water if you ignore the facts and recent case studies.

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