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GPS Impact gains new managing director

WASHINGTON – Grassroots and media consulting firm GPS Impact has hired a new Brandon Davis to serve as the managing director for their Washington D.C. office. As managing director, Brandon Davis will be managing a national portfolio for the agency, as well as developing new business. Davis served as the chief of staff at the Democratic

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Do Missouri cities have the right to set their own minimum wage? Ask Missouri’s Supreme Court

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In a five-year period, Missouri’s minimum wage has raised by a total of 35 cents. In 2013, a minimum wage worker could expect $7.35 an hour. Four years later and three increases later, a Missouri worker should expect $7.70 while working in a minimum wage job in 2017. But while those

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The Evolution of Aubuchon: Tort reform and beyond

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rich AuBuchon’s career in Missouri politics is, quite simply, one that almost didn’t happen. After graduating from college, the Jefferson City native left Missouri for the wilderness of Wyoming, representing farmers and ranchers as a lawyer. He was spending time fishing, hunting, and enjoying life, which he still does to this

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Koster to work as vice president at Centene Corporation

ST. LOUIS – Former Gov. Jay Nixon has moved into his new position as a partner with the Dowd Bennett Law Firm in University City, and now former Attorney General Chris Koster has also announced his transition into the private sector. Koster will become the senior vice president of corporate services with the Centene Corporation,

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TWMP: Sen. Bill Eigel and politicians and the press

On Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, freshman Sen. Bill Eigel joins host Scott Faughn to talk about the state budget, labor reform especially the debate over prevailing wage, his work on tort reform, and his plan to pay for improvements to Missouri’s transportation infrastructure via general revenue. “We have over $9 billion in

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Campaign contribution law bans corporation donations to all candidates

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The new implementation of Missouri’s campaign contribution law could potentially present problems for candidates at local levels. The new law passed during the November election by a large margin of Missouri voters places limits and rules on how candidates and committees can accept donations, including how much can be donated. Perhaps

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Greitens names PricewaterhouseCoopers partner as new Dept. of Revenue chair

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens named Joel Walters, a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers, as the new head of the Missouri Department of Revenue Tuesday morning. Walters currently serves the global business auditing firm’s tax leader on inbound tax practices where he helped non-American businesses operate within American tax schemes. He previously worked as the corporate finance director

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Ernst, Wright face off in bid for College Republicans chair

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The race to fill the seat of the Missouri Federation of College Republicans state chair is on, as the current chair Jake Buxton prepares to step down. Two Republican students from the University of Missouri, both with ties to the State Capitol, are now looking to take that role and make some

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Hahn O’Daniel lobbying firm adds Treppler to staff

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House of Representatives legislative assistant Rachel Treppler has taken a new position with the lobbying firm of Hahn O’Daniel LLC. Treppler will leave her current work as a legislative assistant for Reps. Dan Shaul and Mike Stephens. She has also worked on several state representative campaigns as a field staffer, and

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TWMP: KC Mayor Sly James, right-to-work and more

This Week in Missouri Politics is back in Kansas City Sunday where we welcome a very special guest in Mayor Sly James. He and host Scott Faughn discuss the sense of optimism in the city and how it has become so successful in recent years. “We’ve been very very fortunate to have some good things

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