Legislature

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House committee takes on Blue Alert and hate crimes against police

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Protecting law enforcement officers and first responders has become a top political priority in Missouri, following several events in which members of both groups have been attacked or harassed. In 2016, more than 60 officers were killed in firearm-related deaths in the U.S. Gov. Eric Greitens has continuously called for legislation

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House committee takes on Blue Alert and hate crimes against police

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Protecting law enforcement officers and first responders has become a top political priority in Missouri, following several events in which members of both groups have been attacked or harassed. In 2016, more than 60 officers were killed in firearm-related deaths in the U.S. Gov. Eric Greitens has continuously called for legislation

Sen. Bob Onder speaks at the Emerging Issues Hearing on SJR 39. (Tim Curtis/The Missouri Times)

Senate hears anti-abortion legislation; Onder urges more regulation on clinics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee heard testimony from abortion-choice advocates and anti-abortion groups on Wednesday regarding five bills aimed at restricting the practice in the state. The slate of anti-abortion legislation offered by Republican lawmakers would, among other things, prohibit abortions performed on basis of sex, race or Down

Executive Branch

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Greitens taps Comer to head Dept. of Natural Resources

Gov. Eric Greitens announced Carol Comer will direct the Missouri Department of Natural Resources in a social media posting Wednesday. Comer served last as the commissioner of Indiana’s Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) since 2015 under Vice President-elect Mike Pence. “Carol is incredible, and we are so excited about having her on board,” Greitens said

Capitol Culture

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Greitens taps Comer to head Dept. of Natural Resources

Gov. Eric Greitens announced Carol Comer will direct the Missouri Department of Natural Resources in a social media posting Wednesday. Comer served last as the commissioner of Indiana’s Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) since 2015 under Vice President-elect Mike Pence. “Carol is incredible, and we are so excited about having her on board,” Greitens said

Campaigns

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Hancock and Prouty form new political firm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two former Missouri Republican Party leaders are taking their talents to the private sector. Former MOGOP Chairman John Hancock (pictured, featured image) and former MOGOP Executive Director Jonathon Prouty announced Wednesday the launch of Hancock & Prouty – a political research, strategy, and communications firm. Under their leadership the past few years,

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