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Attorney General Josh Hawley at the Federalist Society's Capitol Forum Jan. 23, 2017

Hawley celebrates Trump’s actions against Obama-era environmental regulations

Hawley celebrates Trump’s actions against Obama-era environmental regulations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday dismantling the plan his predecessor, President Barack Obama put into effect in 2015. The Clean Power Plan was meant to reduce CO2 emissions, which many climate scientists say contribute to man-made global warming, from power plants. Trump’s action marked a step back from the environmentally

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New TV special sheds light on Messer investigation

STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. – Investigation Discovery’s show Disappeared began its eighth season Sunday night with a focus on a story all-too-familiar to those in the Missouri Capitol. The first episode of the season, titled “American Gothic,” investigates the mysterious disappearance of Lynn Messer, the wife of lobbyist Kerry Messer, the president of Missouri Family Network. Lynn


Missouri Rising releasing first TV ad in support of tort reform

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Rising, a political promotion group focused on promoting conservative issues and bringing them to the forefront in Missouri, is releasing their first ever TV ad. This ad campaign, carrying a six-figure price tag, will be released in the St. Louis and Columbia/Jefferson City media markets, as well as Facebook and

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TWMP Overtime panel talks possible US Senate contenders for McCaskill in 2018

With the US Senate race coming up in 2018, the panel on the last episode of This Week in Missouri Politics speculated as to who exactly would run against U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill. There are many contenders from the Republican Party, such as Senate Majority Leader Mike Kehoe, David Wasinger, and possibly even Caleb Jones,

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House committee passes 20-week abortion ban

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Republicans continue pushing forward legislation challenging abortion laws in Missouri, with the latest act aiming to place a ban on all abortions in the second trimester of the pregnancy. Reps. Donna Lichtenegger and Phil Christofanelli’s Pain-Capable Unborn Protection Act was voted out of the Children and Families Committee with a final vote

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Women’s Policy Network holds second year of mentor program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Women’s Policy Network of Missouri, a non-partisan and non-profit group formed to help women who are looking to get their foot in the door of politics by connecting them to other women professionals already in the field, is once again offering their Mentor Pairing Program at the Capitol. The sign up

GPS Impact gains new managing director

WASHINGTON – Grassroots and media consulting firm GPS Impact has hired a new Brandon Davis to serve as the managing director for their Washington D.C. office. As managing director, Brandon Davis will be managing a national portfolio for the agency, as well as developing new business. Davis served as the chief of staff at the Democratic