The times they are a changing with Republican leadership in the Missouri House. Representative Brad Lager of Maryville has been removed from his post as Chairman of the House Budget Committee. In making the move, Speaker Rod Jetton of Marble Hill issued a statement saying he and Lager had different priorities and were moving in different directions on the state budget. He’s chosen Budget Committee Vice Chairman Allen Icet of Wildwood to serve as acting Chairman. Representative Lager has issued a statement of his own, saying he does not agree with the Speaker’s direction, adding he is not willing to compromise his principles or convictions just to maintain the Chairmanship of the House Budget Committee.