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Humphreys donates $250,000 to Kinder campaign

Humphreys donates $250,000 to Kinder campaign

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – David and Debra Humphreys appear to have gone all in for Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder in his bid to move up a rank. The Missourians for Peter Kinder campaign received a $250,000 donation from the Southwest Missouri millionaires and political activists. Sources surrounding the donor say Humphreys believes Kinder has the best chance to


Stevens, Richards fight for Democrat nomination in Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The two women running in the Democratic primary to replace Rep. Stephen Webber in Columbia’s 46th District may both have a “D” next to their names, but Martha Stevens and Cathy Richards have little else in common. Stevens is a young progressive with a decade of experience in advocacy in Missouri and

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Lawsuit against Hawley, Mizzou alleges conspiracy to hide public documents

Documents could demonstrate Hawley’s use of state resources for political gain COLUMBIA, Mo. – A lawsuit filed Wednesday afternoon alleges the University of Missouri and attorney general candidate Josh Hawley have conspired to keep potentially damaging records relating to Hawley’s political activity while employed by the university. Kevin Elmer, a former state representative from Christian

An open letter to Jason Kander

Dear Jason Kander, As veterans and as Missourians, we are offended that this week you referred to the brave men and women who support Roy Blunt as political “props”. While we’re disappointed that you continue to support VA Secretary Bob McDonald, we are writing to you today to demand a formal apology for the disparaging remarks you made


GOP legislators support Kinder’s letter to Obama

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Over 100 Missouri legislators signed on supporting Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder’s denunciation of President Barack Obama’s May 13 “Dear Colleague” letter directing schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their preferred gender. Twenty Republican senators and 88 representatives signed on to the effort for Obama to rescind the

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MNEA announces opposition to early childhood education petition

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The bumpy road for a ballot measure to fund early childhood educations programs just got a little bumpier. The Missouri chapter of the National Education Association (MNEA) announced Wednesday that their members oppose the measure, sponsored by the Raise Your Hands for Kids (RYH4K) organization. The proposed constitutional amendment would raise taxes on cigarettes

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Kander, Blunt trade barbs over VA director’s comments

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – When Veteran Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald compared wait times at the embattled Veterans’ Administration hospitals where veterans wait sometimes months or years for care with wait times for rides at Disneyland Monday, it struck a nerve with basically everybody. “When you go to Disney, do they measure the number of hours


Q&A: GOP AG candidates vow to protect religious liberty

With SJR 39, the topic of religious liberty and the rights of individuals and their sincerely held religious beliefs became a topic of conversation in the halls of the legislature. If the resolution had passed and approved by the voters, the next attorney general would have been responsible for defending the law. We asked both

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Photo voter ID on Nov. 8 ballot

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon announced late Monday that a controversial photo voter ID measure passed by the General Assembly will go on the Nov. 8, 2016 ballot. HJR 53, sponsored by Rep. Tony Dugger, R-Hartville, will amend the Missouri constitution to require voters to verify their identity with a government-issued photo identification. It passed through

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State Republicans unite at convention and elect slate

BRANSON, Mo. – Early in the delegation selection process, mostly at the local conventions, there was drama and fighting, especially between supporters of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. But the GOP comes out of the state convention in Branson with little drama and united behind one goal: beat Hillary Clinton. Turnout at the convention was a little higher than