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Casas joins the Dentons Group

Casas joins the Dentons Group

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Katie Casas, principal at the Gate Way Group, will be joining the Dentons lobbying team on August 1. “I really enjoyed my time at The Gate Way Group and I am very excited about joining the great team at Dentons,” Casas said. “This opportunity will give me the opportunity to focus on

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Dentons to hold daily convention briefings during conventions

CLEVELAND – As the Republican National Convention gets underway this week, the largest law firm in the world announced Monday that it would provide briefings each day during both the Republican convention in Cleveland and the Democratic National Convention next week in Philadelphia. Dentons designed the daily phone briefings as a service for its clients

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MRL endorses Trump for president

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Right to Life (MRL), the state’s anti-abortion advocacy and lobbying group, announced Monday they are endorsing Donald Trump for president the same day as the Republican National Convention kicks off. MRL said Trump has three qualities making him their choice: he has pledged to pursue pro-life ideals and appoint pro-life judges; he

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TWMP: Catherine Hanaway and the SD23 GOP primary

On Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, host Scott Faughn speaks with former House Speaker Catherine Hanaway on the home stretch of the Republican GOP primary for governor. They talk about tensions between African-Americans and the police, steps she would take to make laws more strict for both people who target police and police who

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Holste takes over as Nixon’s director of communications

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Scott Holste will become Gov. Jay Nixon’s director of communications as Channing Grate leaves to become deputy chief of staff for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Holste has been serving as Nixon’s press secretary since 2009 and has been a longtime Nixon staffer. “Scott has been a trusted part of my team


Public Policy Polling to reveal new poll at GPS Impact event

ST. LOUIS – One of the most well-regarded polling companies in the country will be hosting an event with GPS Impact Friday morning in St. Louis to unveil the results of a new political poll of likely Missouri voters. Public Policy Polling (PPP) will release new findings on Missouri’s preference for president in August as

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The Missouri Innovation Campus: Education at the speed of business

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — These days, going to college is just half the battle. The average student aged 20 to 30 pays $351 a month to repay student loans. When they graduate, they often face struggles getting a job in their field. Brian Green counters the prevailing narrative. He graduated in May with a degree


CON meeting sees over $300 million approved for projects

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee approved $108.7 million in funding for new projects at one of their six yearly Certificate of Need meetings Monday morning. Among those new projects were a 72-bed psychiatric hospital in Columbia and a 94-bed assisted living facility in Wildwood in St. Louis County. The psychiatric hospital,

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Cooper County named ‘Agri-Ready County’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Cooper County has been named an Agri-Ready County by Missouri Farmers Care, meaning the county is willing to partner in actively supporting Missouri agriculture. The designation is a voluntary connection between farmers and their counties. Audrain, Carroll, Dallas, Chariton, Cole, Pike and Webster counties have also been designated as Agri-Ready Counties.