Legislature

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Diehl wants statewide vote on lottery

October 01, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri may join 6 other states that do not have a state lottery in 2016. Speaker-elect John Diehl announced today that he will be proposing a constitutional amendment that will allow the voters to repeal all state sponsored lotteries as it is provided for in the constitution.  “We […]

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Democrats

LeVota and Keaveny both looking to minority leader spot

September 30, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Democrats in the Senate will be faced with a tough decision after this year’s general election. The small minority caucus is somewhat split, and a new minority leader will likely be determined by the potential election of new members. Sen. Paul LeVota of Kansas City […]

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Executive Branch

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Public defenders chronically underfunded, overworked

September 29, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

St. Louis, Mo. —Missouri’s public defenders are chronically overworked and underfunded, and it’ll take a push by lawmakers for a major change. Missouri’s public defenders compare poorly, not only to other lawyers in Missouri, and rank dead last among Missouri’s 8 neighboring states in starting salary. An Assistant Public Defender […]

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Steelworkers, Smith come forward in support of Noranda compromise rehearing

September 26, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The International President of the United Steelworkers, Leo W. Gerard, and Congressman Jason Smith of the 8th District sent letters to the Missouri Public Commission (PSC) urging the Commission to consider the Office of Public Counsel’s (OPC) compromise stipulation in a rehearing. Gerard and Smith join the […]

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Campaigns

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10 Questions with Paul Wieland

September 30, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

As part of our ongoing election coverage, we asked the Republican candidate in the “Battle for JeffCo,” Paul Wieland 10 questions. The Missouri Times: Last week you received the endorsement of the Missouri Chamber. Are there any other recent endorsements you want to mention or any you’re hoping to get […]

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Stenger drops first negative ad

September 29, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Saint Louis, Mo. — Steve Stenger released his first negative ad of the general election cycle today that hopes to paint his Republican opponent, Rick Stream, as “too extreme” for county voters. Stenger, a county councilman, is looking to succeed Charlie Dooley as the next St. Louis County Executive after […]

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