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First or last? Missouri leads, or lags, on several legislative issues

July 21, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Saint Louis, Mo. — Missouri is on the cutting edge of some legislative issues and woefully lagging behind in others. Voters in 2014 will get a chance to see both as the primary date rapidly approaches and lawmakers begin to weigh possible override votes of Gov. Jay Nixon’s record number […]

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Waiting lists for LIHTC developments approach three years

July 09, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Some Missouri legislators ended their careers this session trying to cap or end low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC). Meanwhile, the wait lists for developments funded by these credits have ballooned, leaving many Missouri working class families and seniors with few housing options. Nationally, three of every […]

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Executive Branch

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Nixon vetoes e-cig bill, signs two more

July 14, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Bills allowing terminal patients expanded access to experimental drugs and make hemp oil available to certain epileptics both got signatures from Gov. Jay Nixon today. The Democratic governor also vetoed a bill that would have changed the way electronic cigarettes are regulated. Senate Bill 841, apart […]

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Nixon vetoes payday loan bill

July 10, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon used his veto power again today, rejecting a measure that he says would have allowed the payday loan industry to avoid meaningful reform. Democrats have long criticized attempts at so-called “payday loan reform” in recent legislative years as a thinly veiled attempt to […]

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Campaigns

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Dooley negative ad targets seniors, Remington poll shows Stenger ahead

July 21, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Saint Louis, Mo. — Embattled St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley released another negative ad today targeting his primary opponent, county councilman Steve Stenger. The ad comes one week after Dooley released an explosive ad looking to tie Stenger to sex traffickers he represented in court during his time as […]

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Unopposed Kip Kendrick continues to canvass

July 21, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Replacing Rep. Chris Kelly in the 45th District will be Kip Kendrick, a young Democrat who is always laughing and very passionate about Columbia’s issues. Not having to run a traditional campaign against a Republican opponents has opened Kendrick up to being able to learn the district’s […]

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