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TWMP talks LTG race, Greitens, Right-to-Work

TWMP talks LTG race, Greitens, Right-to-Work

On this weekend’s This Week in Missouri Politics, host Scott Faughn welcomes his featured guest, Bev Randles, a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor and a former chairman on the Missouri Club for Growth. They will talk about why she’s running for lieutenant governor and the value she sees in the office. Later Faughn sits down

Gov. Nixon, First Lady invite Missourians to the 2015 Harvest Fest this Saturday

  Families can enjoy animals, crafts, music and more at Governor’s Mansion   JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon invite Missouri families to visit the Governor’s Mansion this Saturday (Oct. 3) for the annual Harvest Fest. The annual fall event at the Mansion will include animals, crafts, and live music

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Hancock leading state GOP into the future

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Republican Party Chairman John Hancock has weathered a storm of bad press that few experience, let alone, outlast in their lifetimes. After months of laying low, the party held a successful fundraiser last week that may put the Party back in the black and on the right track to a great


Missouri Right to Life defends Schaefer

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Right to Life (MRL), one of the largest and oldest grassroots networks in Missouri, was quick to defend Sen. Kurt Schaefer, chairman of the Sanctity of Life committee, after hundreds of of Planned Parenthood supporters gathered at the University of Missouri, shaming the university for cutting ties with the embroiled

Terry Nelson, head of the Carpenter’s Union, is retiring

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Terry Nelson, the 22-year head of the Carpenter’s District Council, retired Wednesday. Nelson was known throughout Missouri as a leader in labor, who easily won reelection to his post multiple times in the past three decades. Al Bond, Jr. will succeed Nelson as the union’s executive secretary treasurer, and he says

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Moving Wall brings over 30,000 to Capitol

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Over 30,000 people are believed to have passed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall in front of the Capitol building in Jefferson City since its opening ceremony last Thursday to pay tribute to a monumental event in the history of America that still affects the people of America. As families and


English decides not to run in 2016

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Keith English, I-Florissant, announced Tuesday evening that he would not seek re-election for his House seat in the 2016 election cycle for an undisclosed job in the private sector. “During the veto session, I was approached by a gentleman interested in putting me to work in Jefferson City,” English said. “It’s

Ross, Fitzwater, Schaefer help make 2015 Constitution Project a success

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House and Senate chambers were filled with students today from 16 high schools from across the state competing in the Third Annual Constitution Project. Students had a full morning, organizing in team meetings who met with either the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Missouri Broadcasters Association and Missouri Press Association, or the Missouri