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Hough attends conference in Switzerland

November 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Rep. Lincoln Hough (R-Springfield) returned days ago from attending the Young Leaders Conference, held by the American-Swiss Foundation in Rüschlikon, Switzerland from November 8-15. The American Swiss Foundation’s Young Leaders Conference was initiated in 1990 to create person-to-person exchange and foster mutual understanding among the next generation […]

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Economic development project tests new lawmakers

November 18, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

WASHINGTON, Mo. — About a week before his election to the state senate, Dave Schatz was endorsed by the Washington Missourian, one of the larger papers in his Franklin County district. The reason for Schatz’s endorsement was stark in the Oct. 30 editorial. “We endorse him for what he isn’t […]

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Roden bringing public safety values to Capitol

November 12, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

LABADIE, Mo. – Representative-elect Shane Roden (R-Hillsboro) is a firefighter and paramedic at Lake Ozark Fire Protection District, Osage Beach Fire District, and the Boles Fire Protection District, as well as a deputy sheriff for Camden County and he plans to take his knack for service to Jefferson City in […]

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Ruth hopes to bring JeffCo priorities to Jeff City

November 10, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

FESTUS, Mo. – Republican Becky Ruth unseated Democrat Rep. T.J. McKenna last week in her second run for state representative. The retired teacher and current realtor plans to prioritize the Jefferson County Port and education when she comes to the Capitol in January. Ruth formerly served as the state president […]

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5 Questions with Rep. Linda Black

November 10, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After years of being asked how she could be a Democrat, Rep. Linda Black announced last week that she is switching parties in her final term, choosing to serve as a Republican in the 98th General Assemby. The St. Francois County representative has been a regular […]

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Keaveny to lead Senate Dems

November 06, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — St. Louis area Senator Joe Keaveny was elected Minority Floor Leader for senate Democrats during their caucus meeting earlier today. The small senate minority elected their full leadership team in the Capitol this afternoon. Keaveny’s primary opponent was Sen. Paul LeVota of Kansas City, who served […]

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Pieper to serve as new Nixon Chief of Staff

November 05, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — John Watson, a staple of Gov. Jay Nixon’s inner circle since before his election and his current Chief of Staff, will be stepping down on Dec. 1, Nixon announced today. “John’s keen intellect, unquestioned integrity, and unflappable demeanor have earned him the loyalty and respect of […]

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Black switches parties

November 05, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Linda Black, who ran unopposed as a Democrat in the 117th District in St. Francois County, will be starting her senior term as a Republican. The former Democrat was one of the most conservative of her caucus, often co-sponsoring pro-life legislation. Black is pro-Second Amendment, […]

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VIDEO: The Battle for JeffCo – Missouri’s 22nd Senatorial District Panel

October 28, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

A panel of two Democrats, two Republicans discussing the race for Jefferson County. Will Rep. Jeff Roorda or Rep. Paul Wieland win? Featuring: Kevin Engler, state representative and former state senator from St. Francois County Brad Green, executive director – Missouri Republican Senate Committee Scott Faughn, publisher – The Missouri […]

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Ferguson Q&A: Sen. Jamilah Nasheed

October 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

TMT: First thing’s first, why do you decide to deliberately be arrested? I wanted to send a message directly to protestors as an elected official. There’s been a lot of anger and some violence as a result of the Michael Brown shooting and I wanted to send the message that […]

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