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Speaker Pro Tem Elijah Haahr introduces legislation to ensure Missouri businesses and occupations are protected from burdensome regulations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –House Speaker Pro Tem Elijah Haahr filed legislation this week to ensure Missouri workers and businesses are protected from burdensome regulations that could stifle their growth, and the growth of the state’s economy. Haahr filed HB 609 to require a heightened burden be met before the state creates any new occupational licenses.

Governor Greitens activates Missouri State Emergency Operations Center

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch from late Thursday night through Saturday for much of Missouri – a wide swath of the Interstate 44 corridor from Joplin to St. Louis. Significant ice accumulations could down trees and power lines leading to power outages. The weather service continues to refine its forecast

Schmitt announces new members to State Treasurer’s Office

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt has announced the following new additions to join his staff: Christopher Wray – Deputy Treasurer Previously practiced law at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP and brings extensive experience as an accomplished attorney and certified public accountant to the position. Graduated from Washington University in St. Louis and

Attorney General Josh Hawley enacts strict internal ethics policy

Jefferson City, MO –Attorney General Josh Hawley has implemented the toughest ethics policy of any Attorney General’s office (AGO) in the country. Immediately upon assuming office, Hawley issued a memorandum imposing new ethics requirements on all AGO employees. “As the chief law-enforcement agency in the State of Missouri, the attorney general’s office must adhere to

Missouri Rising announces 2017 plans

Will Lead Effort To Help Pass Right-to-Work Legislation & Other Pro-Growth Reforms, Partnering With Missouri Public Affairs Professional Mark Rhoads JEFFERSON CITY – Following a successful 2016 that saw Missourians embrace new conservative leadership up and down the ballot, Missouri Rising today announced plans to expand its efforts in 2017 to advance freedom and pro-growth

Greitens Inauguration Speech: ‘I Come As An Outsider To Do The People’s Work’

From Eric Greitens, Governor of Missouri Thank you, Justice Breckenridge. And thank you President Pro Tem Richard and Speaker Richardson, and my fellow citizens. Today, we gather to take part in our republic’s most revered ritual: the peaceful transfer of power. Governor Nixon, you—and your team—have been gracious during this transition, and in doing so,

Offering taken at Governor’s Prayer Breakfast raises $2,714 for Jefferson City’s Samaritan Center

JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that the freewill offering taken at the conclusion of today’s Governor’s Prayer Breakfast raised $2,714 for The Samaritan Center in Jefferson City. The Prayer Breakfast offerings, which began with Gov. Nixon’s first prayer breakfast in 2010, have raised $22,323 total for the center, an interfaith social service agency that has worked to meet

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Senate Leader Names Senate Committee Chairmen

Revamped Committees and Committee Assignments Also Announced for the 2017 Legislative Session JEFFERSON CITY— Senate Leader Ron Richard, R-Joplin, announced today 21 Senate committees that will hold public hearings and draft legislation this session. This year, the committees have been restructured to better hear testimony on the issues that are important to Missourians today. “As

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