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Missouri's state auditor Nicole Galloway addresses members of the media during a press conference over the findings of her team's audit of Sunshine Law compliance in local government. BEN PETERS/MISSOURI TIMES

Auditor Galloway calls on Governor to approve new family-friendly leave policies for state employees

Auditor Galloway calls on Governor to approve new family-friendly leave policies for state employees

Letter urges administration to review decision to halt policy changes for state workers following the birth or adoption of a child JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (Feb. 21, 2017) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today issued a letter to Gov. Eric Greitens calling on his administration to approve two important changes to family leave policies for state

2017 Transportation Conference to highlight Missouri’s transportation infrastructure needs and strategies

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Transportation infrastructure plays a key role in Missouri’s economy. Our central location, rail connectivity, port availability and metropolitan airports are strong assets. What are we doing to invest in those assets? What do employers need most in transportation upgrades? What innovative transportation concepts are being used by employers and what is

Letter to the Editor: How refreshing to see elected officials carrying out what they campaigned

We’ve been disappointed too many times by politicians who campaign one way but govern another way. It’s vogue for republican candidates to campaign as “conservative” but it is rare to see office-holders actually govern as a conservative. Why? Because truly governing as a conservative very hard. When it comes to spending, it is so much

Letter to the Editor: Labor unions can do well in right-to-work states

By Greg Johns Missourians for Right to Work           Missouri’s new Right to Work law does only one thing.  A company with a union contract cannot have a forced-unionism clause in the contract.  That’s it.  Everything else in the contract stays the same.  Wages, benefits, working conditions and etc.  The


Missouri Nondiscrimination Act is introduced in the House & Senate for the 19th year in a row

Jefferson City — For the 19th year in a row the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA) has been filed in the Missouri House and Senate. This legislation was first introduced by Steve McLuckie in 1998. MONA would add sexual orientation and gender identity to Missouri’s Human Rights Act, which currently prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, and

L. Craig Dowdy joins Morris, Manning & Martin to create Energy & Utilities practice

Washington, D.C. – Utility executive L. Craig Dowdy has joined Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP as a Partner. He will create an Energy & Utilities Practice, working in the firm’s Atlanta and Washington D.C. offices. Dowdy was most recently Senior Vice President, External Affairs, Corporate Communications and Marketing for Spire Inc. in St. Louis, Mo.

Letter to the Editor: End the Durbin Amendment to help hardworking Americans

By Brad Douglas, President/CEO of Heartland Credit Union Association Sometimes well-intentioned laws unintentionally hurt those who can least afford to take a hit.  At this time of change for those in the middle class, we must focus on making a positive impact on people’s financial futures.  Credit unions are here to help, but common sense changes