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Chief Justice asks for further details from Municipal Division Work Group

Chief Justice asks for further details from Municipal Division Work Group

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Chief Missouri Supreme Court Justice Patricia Breckenridge wrote a letter last week asking the Municipal Division Work Group for more details from its report submitted. The work group met last week in Springfield to review current practices in Missouri’s municipal court divisions and to provide suggestions for improvement. “It would be beneficial

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AG Koster finds no wrongdoing by Planned Parenthood

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster announced Monday that after almost two months of investigation, his office could find no evidence of illegal activity committed by the Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region in regards to the disposal of fetal remains after an abortion. “As a result of our investigation, the Office

Eric Greitens announcing his candidacy for Governor.

Greitens officially announces candidacy for governor

ST. LOUIS – After months of speculation, rumors and not-so-subtle hinting, former Navy SEAL and nonprofit organizer Eric Greitens officially announced his candidacy for governor Saturday at Westport Plaza in St. Louis. Greitens spoke before a crowd numbering into the hundreds in front of a back drop with the phrase “Conservative Outsider” behind him in

Liberal firm weighs in with poll favoring Greitens in governor’s race

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Although former Navy SEAL and Republican convert Eric Greitens is not expected to announce his candidacy for governor until tomorrow, a new poll from Public Policy Polling indicates he would beat the presumptive Democratic nominee Attorney General Chris Koster in a head-to-head. In the poll published Thursday, Greitens would earn 44 percent

Casas to tour China as Eisenhower Fellow

ST. LOUIS – Kate Casas, the senior director of government relations for the Gate Way Group, will travel across the Pacific Ocean in October to tour the People’s Republic of China after earning a coveted fellowship. The longtime lobbyist was chosen as one of 10 people from around the nation to participate in the 2015

Former Rep. Atkins announces run for English’s seat

FLORISSANT, Mo. – Former state Rep. Bert Atkins, D-Florissant, announced Wednesday that he would contend for the 68th District seat that will be up for grabs as Rep. Keith English will not be running for re-election. The Democrat says his voice would best represent the district since the area has consistently voted for Democrats in the


Battle over minimum wage in Missouri shifts to new front

ST. LOUIS -The veto override of HB 722, better known as the “Bag Bill,” changed two major laws regarding prohibited ordinances by political subdivisions and municipalities. First, the original language from when the bill was first introduced by Rep. Dan Shaul, R-Imperial, proposed a moratorium on the banning of plastic bags by individual cities. The


English decides not to run in 2016

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Keith English, I-Florissant, announced Tuesday evening that he would not seek re-election for his House seat in the 2016 election cycle for an undisclosed job in the private sector. “During the veto session, I was approached by a gentleman interested in putting me to work in Jefferson City,” English said. “It’s

Nicholson to leave Progress Missouri for GPS Impact

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sean Nicholson, executive director and founder of Progress Missouri, announced last week that he will leave his brainchild for a position with GPS Impact, a campaign communications firm. “I really enjoyed the work at Progress Missouri, we’ve got a great team in place now, and I’m excited about a new adventure