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34 of the Best Senators in the Past 25 Years – Part 2

July 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

For several weeks, The Missouri Times has asked readers and friends who they thought should be featured in the best senate of the past 25 years – a fantasy team, if you will. Over 60 senators were submitted. After visiting with longtime observers of the chamber we came up with […]

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34 of the Best Senators in the Past 25 Years – Part 1

July 23, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

For several weeks, The Missouri Times has asked readers and friends who they thought should be featured in the best senate of the past 25 years – a fantasy team, if you will. Over 60 senators were submitted. After visiting with longtime observers of the chamber we came up with […]

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Mathews unopposed after open filing period

July 14, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

PACIFIC, Mo. – In a twisting journey to the ballot, Kirk Mathews will be joining the 98th General Assembly in January. Both of the open filing periods have closed and Mathews remains unopposed for the district Speaker of the House Tim Jones will be vacating due to term limits. Originally, […]

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Davis assumes role as MCCA chair

July 14, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – On July 1, Ozark Technical Community College Vice Chancellor Cliff Davis started serving as the chair Missouri Community College Association’s Presidents/Chancellors Council. The chair provides leadership for the Association and represents community colleges in meetings with legislators, members of the executive branch, and other key groups. “It […]

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Wife of Capitol lobbyist missing

July 14, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

BLOOMSDALE, Mo. – Wife of conservative activist and lobbyist Kerry Messer and mother of Abram Messer, Lynn Messer, went missing from their home in Bloomsdale early Tuesday morning and has not been found yet. Civilian search parties led by the family have continued multiple times a day through the weekend, […]

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PROMO and supporters see hope for MONA next year

June 30, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The University of Missouri System added gender identity and expression to their nondiscrimination policy — which already included sexual preference — this past month, joining many other large employers in the state in their employment policies. However, Missouri does not include gender identity or sexual preference […]

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SCOTUS decision likely to shape labor debate in Missouri

June 30, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Saint Louis, Mo. — Labor leaders and business groups across the country are eagerly awaiting this morning, when the United States Supreme Court is expected to rule on one of the biggest labor cases in decades. Harris v. Quinn is expected to get a ruling this morning. The case focuses […]

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West County firefighter remembered by firefighters union and Capitol

June 25, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

St. Louis, Mo. – IAFF 2665 and supporters are grieving the tragic death of Kevin Bacon, a 15-year veteran firefighter in West St. Louis County, who passed away on Saturday. Bacon was regarded as a “man’s man and a firefighter’s firefighter” by those that knew him. Bacon, 39, made headlines […]

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Nixon vetoes SB 493

June 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Saint Louis, Mo. — Saying it would have “exacerbated” existing hardships, Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed Senate Bill 493 — a bill seeking a number of changes to Missouri’s chaotic schools transfer law — and doubled-down on the State School Board’s actions last week in the failed Normandy School District. Among […]

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Rohrbach retires after three decade Capitol career

June 23, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After 32 years in the Capitol, Larry Rohrbach will be retiring. Elected in a 1982 special election to the Missouri House of Representatives, Rohrbach entered a Capitol void of term limits. He went on to serve in the Senate starting in 1990 for three terms before […]

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