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Major endorsements flow into St. Louis mayoral race

Major endorsements flow into St. Louis mayoral race

Krewson falls slightly, but still on top, in latest poll Alderwoman Lyda Krewson still reigns supreme in the latest poll from The Missouri Times and Remington Research Group. She fell one point from last week to 33 percent, which still puts her well ahead of the rest of the three major candidates. St. Louis City

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Greitens restores some funding to K-12 transportation, home services programs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After receiving $60 million in two recent settlements, Gov. Eric Greitens announced Thursday he would refund $52 million of that money into home-based service programs for the mentally and physically disabled and the elderly and school transportation, two areas he cut in his proposed budget. The governor will not release withheld funds into the budget but rather

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McCann Beatty blasts Mizzou for endorsing Austin’s discrimination suit reform bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Minority Leader Gail McCann Beatty penned a letter to Interim University of Missouri System President Mike Middleton asking him to revoke the university’s endorsement of a bill she argues paves the way for more discrimination. “I am deeply disturbed and disappointed that the University of Missouri System has publicly stated

Eigel This Week

Eigel proposes vast I-70 overhaul with GR funds

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Bill Eigel, R-St. Charles, announced an ambitious proposal Wednesday which would invest roughly a total of $2.7 billion over 10 years to pay for transportation infrastructure improvements. Most of that money, around $2.2. billion would be used to repair Interstate 70 and expand it to eight lanes from Wentzville to

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Ashcroft weighs in on new immigration order on FOX Business

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft made an appearance on the Fox Business Network Monday to speak about a revised immigration order from President Donald Trump. In the interview with Stuart Varney, he said he believed this one would pass legal muster. “Obviously there will be people that will complain; you

Sen. Ed Emery testifies on his bill SB 98 Feb. 21, 2017.

‘Bathroom bill,’ SB98, brings out crowd in committee

Legislation would require transgender students to use restroom of sex on birth certificate JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Last year, a Senate bill purporting to support religious liberty to prevent vendors from providing services for same-sex weddings became arguably the most infamous piece of legislation in the state after a 39-hour filibuster and a contentious House

Eigel This Week

Eigel to propose funding transportation through GR

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In the next weeks, Sen. Bill Eigel will present a bill he hope will help solve one of the state’s perennial problems: transportation infrastructure funding. Eigel’s bill, which is not yet officially filed, would seek to open up general revenue to pay for transportation needs and provide what he estimates to

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Tort reform measure would alter punitive damage cases to use a two-jury system

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — House Republicans continued their relentless tort reform efforts with a bill in the House Litigation Reform Committee Monday that would affect the way punitive damages are handled in the state. After hearings on topics as big as the collateral source rule change bill, the adoption of the Daubert witness standards and

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Progressive legislators turn to podcasts to spread message

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Democratic legislators in both chambers have decided to take the airwaves in what has recently become a much more conventional method of communication: podcasting. Kansas City Democrats Rep. Lauren Arthur and Jon Carpenter launched their podcast, Podgressive, releasing the first episode on Soundcloud Sunday. Arthur and Carpenter discussed the national, state

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Koster to work as vice president at Centene Corporation

ST. LOUIS – Former Gov. Jay Nixon has moved into his new position as a partner with the Dowd Bennett Law Firm in University City, and now former Attorney General Chris Koster has also announced his transition into the private sector. Koster will become the senior vice president of corporate services with the Centene Corporation,

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