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Brinkley strengthens Democratic roots as executive director

August 29, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Crystal Brinkley is the current executive director for the Missouri Democratic Party. Brinkley formerly served as their finance director, but she got her start as an intern on the Dick Gephardt campaign. “I was never one of those people who said, ‘I want to be a […]

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What happened to Lynn Messer?

August 25, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. — For the small group of Missourians whose life revolves around the 5-month legislative session in Jefferson City, there has been a nagging question on the back of the mind. For 49 days, lawmakers, staffers, lobbyists, activists and more have been asking the same question, publicly and […]

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Slideshow: Capital completes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 23, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has swept the nation and Capital professionals have joined the trend. On the Capitol lawn this afternoon, Missouri Community College Association’s Zora Mulligan and the Council on Public Higher Education’s Paul Wagner completed the challenge, with the Department of Higher Education’s […]

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How does Governor Nixon pull out of his second term slump?

August 21, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Jefferson City, MO – The Governor is stuck in a second term slump that, on a state level, is as bad as Reagan, Clinton, or Bush. It seems that a culmination of recent events have begun to elevate outside of his control. But the question spinning around Jefferson City these […]

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Noranda rate relief complaint denied

August 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Public Service Commission unanimously denied Noranda’s request for electricity rate relief today in a 5-0 decision, making the closure of the New Madrid smelter which employs almost 900 people possible. It is expected that layoffs will start within the week and the construction of expansion […]

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Pictures: Capital counter protests WBC with message of love and peace

August 19, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Westboro Baptist Church chose to protest in the Capital city today, blocks from the Capitol building, saying that Gov. Jay Nixon is “evil” and “going to hell” for his attempts during his tenure as attorney general to restrict the group. But the church turned out […]

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Ethics commission orders HDCC to pay $10,000 for inaccurate reporting

August 18, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Ethics Commission ordered the Missouri House Democratic Campaign Committee to pay $10,0000 today, having found the facts of a December 5, 2013 complaint to be true. The complaint, filed by Butler County Republican Party Chairman Eddy Justice, cited an accounting discrepancy regarding several bad […]

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At PSC hearing, Grain Belt hearings set, no discussion of electric rate adjustment case

August 15, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Wednesday’s Public Service Commission agenda meeting highlighted statewide hearings regarding the Grain Belt Express Clean Line. The first of the public meetings were held Thursday in Monroe City and Hannibal and they will continue into September. Grain Belt Express is seeking a certificate of convenience and necessity to […]

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Ferguson: Who to follow on Twitter

August 13, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The protests and activism surrounding the death of Mike Brown at the hands of a Ferguson police officer created a social media fire that has supplied an amazing amount of information. However, in the whirlwind, the Twitterverse has stirred up some inaccurate information and rumors. Below are some sources to […]

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Missouri Wonk says prescription-only laws only cost consumers

August 12, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Wonk, founded by the former Joint Committee on Tax Policy executive director Brian Schmidt, released a study this week regarding prescription-only state policy, specific to pseudoephedrine. Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant commonly used in cold medicine and found used in methamphetamine. There is not currently a […]

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