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Crancer leaving StudentsFirst, going to CDI

December 19, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Kit Crancer, statewide director for StudentsFirst, will be leaving the organization and the state to become the Director State Legislative Policy with the Quality Institute of the Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI). “I’ve been involved in various political roles for 10 years now,” Crancer said. “It’s going to […]

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This Week in Missouri Politics to launch Sunday on ABC 30 in St. Louis

December 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

St. Louis, Mo. – Scott Faughn, publisher of The Missouri Times, today announced the launch of This Week in Missouri Politics – a weekly television show that will cover the politics and public policy process of the state. “Our team at The Missouri Times has a passion to cover the […]

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State retirement system suffers security breach

December 11, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gary Findlay, executive director of Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System (MOSERS), notified state employees today — including state senators, representatives and Capitol staff — of unauthorized access to MOSERS member records. “On December 5, 2014, we confirmed four successful attempts beginning last month to fraudulently complete an […]

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Kleinsorge joins Schatz as COS

December 09, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Dan Kleinsorge, Executive Director of Missouri Farmers Care, will have a new office in the Capitol in 2015. Franklin County Senator-elect Dave Schatz announced earlier today that Kleinsorge would be joining as his Chief of Staff. Kleinsorge, a Montgomery County-raised political science major, started his time […]

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Willard hired as Silvey Chief of Staff

December 08, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Aaron Willard will be stepping down as treasurer of Grow Missouri and joining Sen. Ryan Silvey (R-Kansas City) as his chief of staff for the 2015 legislative session. Willard and Silvey’s history is longer than some might realize. As a volunteer with HRCC, Willard worked on […]

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Koster, Rowden call for ethics reform in hearing

December 08, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Despite Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster’s political effort to defend the Missouri Attorney General’s Office’s (MAGO) actions and enact his own transparency standards, the outgoing House Speaker Tim Jones’ House Oversight Committee on Public Officials and Government Accountability met this morning before a room full of media. […]

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Torpey to head FERAF

December 04, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — State Rep. Noel Torpey, who won re-election in a swing district in November with 61 percent of the vote, will be resigning his House seat to serve as executive director of the Fair Energy Rate Action Fund (FERAF). FERAF, which was formed in 2008, is a […]

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Jones’ committee investigating Koster to meet Monday

December 04, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A committee established by outgoing House Speaker Tim Jones to investigate “pay-to-play” allegations against Attorney General Chris Koster is set to have its first meeting next Monday. Jones announced the formation of the “House Oversight Committee on Public Officials and Government Accountability” last month not long […]

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Special session, march causing event disruption

December 01, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — With discussion of special session to be scheduled for anywhere between Wednesday and Monday and the arrival of the Ferguson march for Friday, Jefferson Citians are concerned that planned holiday events will be disrupted. “At this time, we are in touch with JCPD and are waiting […]

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