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ACLU uses lobby day to advocate for constitutional rights

ACLU uses lobby day to advocate for constitutional rights

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Around 200 members of the American Civil Liberties Union, best known as the ACLU, came to the Capitol Tuesday for their annual lobby day. The non-partisan nonprofit, which advocates nationally defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties, came to Jefferson City to speak on three specific pieces of legislation. One

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Gov. Jeb Bush joins state lawmakers Thursday to discuss school reform

Gov. Jeb Bush will be in Jefferson City on Thursday, March 2, to meet with members of the Missouri General Assembly to discuss education policy. A release issued Tuesday by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce says the former Florida governor will talk with Missouri lawmakers about how school choice, along with college and career high

Outgoing Rep. Stephen Webber has been elected as the new chair of the Missouri Democratic Party. (Benjamin Peters/Missouri Times)

MDP chair says Greitens supported Obama in 2008

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Monday, Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Webber posted on social media about a campaign event Gov. Eric Greitens attended in 2008. The event? A campaign meet-and-greet in Columbia to elect Stephen Webber to the Missouri House of Representatives, where Webber ended up serving for eight years. In the post, Webber called Greitens

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TWMP: Mitten and the St. Louis mayoral showdown

On a special Lincoln Day weekend edition of This Week in Missouri Politics, Assistant Minority Floor Leader Gina Mitten joins host Scott Faughn talk about the Democratic caucus in Jefferson City, the debate over REAL ID, ethics, and her speciality: tort reform. Mitten has led the opposition on Republican efforts around tort reform measures like

U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner meets with Missourians during the annual Lincoln Days event in Springfield, Mo.

Lincoln Days kicks off, Republicans wonder if Wagner will run for U.S. Senate

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Republicans are in a festive mood this weekend, as conservatives gather from all across the state for the annual Lincoln Days event. The long-running tradition, held in Springfield this year, is focused on celebrating a monumental win in the November elections, as well as looking forward to the future. Hundreds turned out

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Greitens rounds out 10-member tax credit committee

New Department of Revenue head named chair JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens first announced his Governor’s Committee on Simple, Fair and Low Taxes nearly a month ago, and Friday he named the final four people who will round out the board looking at ways to cut the state’s tax credit programs and reform how the

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Axiom Strategies receives five awards for excellence

Axiom Strategies takes home multiple Reed Awards for efforts in campaign direct mail, targeting, and strategy KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Axiom Strategies has been honored with five prestigious awards at the annual Reed Awards ceremony. The largest Republican political consulting firm in the country took home four awards for outstanding direct mail and targeting, the

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Women’s Policy Network holds second year of mentor program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Women’s Policy Network of Missouri, a non-partisan and non-profit group formed to help women who are looking to get their foot in the door of politics by connecting them to other women professionals already in the field, is once again offering their Mentor Pairing Program at the Capitol. The sign up

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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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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