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Pruitt says EPA will soon have plan for West Lake Landfill

Pruitt says EPA will soon have plan for West Lake Landfill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – There may be some good news for ongoing saga developing over the West Lake Landfill. Speaking on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” program, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said that the agency will soon have a plan regarding the West Lake Landfill just outside of St. Louis. When asked by Steve

State Treasurer Eric Schmitt testifies in support of right-to-work legislation Jan. 10, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/ THE MISSOURI TIMES)

State Treasurer Schmitt all about taking care of unfinished business in first few months

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s state treasurer, Eric Schmitt, is no rookie when it comes to the legislative session, and though the former senator is no longer serving in the chamber, his influence has been felt in the business of the Missouri General Assembly this year. Schmitt has quickly taken to his new role as

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This Week in the Missouri PSC: May 17, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission may have been down a member, but it surely did not slow them down as they rolled through four new tariffs and orders on Wednesday morning. With Chairman Daniel Hall presiding in person, Commissioners Bill Kenney, Stephen Stoll and Scott Rupp all attended the agenda meeting

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Missouri Supreme Court upholds most provisions of municipal court reform law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Supreme Court’s latest issued ruling is striking down provisions of a controversial municipal court reform law, SB 5. While signing the bill into law, then Gov. Jay Nixon called it the “most sweeping” municipal court reform bill in state history. Now, it’s losing some of its effect. The law,

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Governor’s tax commission to host first town hall this week

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Eric Greitens’ tax commission continues moving forward with their work, meeting again following the end of the legislative session. As legislators headed home following a lengthy week in the Missouri General Assembly, it only stood to reason that the majority of the committee would attend Monday’s meeting by phone. In

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Senate’s final hours of session saw a PQ and budget win

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The final hours of the legislative session could be described as a chaotic and dysfunctional end to an abnormal session, as both parties utilized the extremes of the rules in a legislative session that saw extreme victories for Republicans on huge pieces of legislation and infighting that killed several smaller bills.

Gov. Eric Greitens gives a brief statement moments before signing Sen. Dan Brown's right-to-work bill into law Feb 6, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Greitens: ‘Round two is sooner than you think’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the legislative session came to close Friday evening, Gov. Eric Greitens skirted around the question of whether there would be a special session, whether for PDMP or southeast Missouri job growth, but the former boxer did have words for Missouri’s legislators: “We’ve finished the first round of a 10-round fight

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