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Libla details Senate effort to fund foundation formula on TWMP

Libla details Senate effort to fund foundation formula on TWMP

ST. LOUIS – Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, visited the set of This Week in Missouri Politics for Sunday’s episode and discussed, among other things, the behind-the scenes process of fully funding the foundation formula for the first time in state history. Sen. Gary Romine, the Republican chair of the Senate Education Committee, led the

Gov. Eric Greitens announces his pick for the new COO. PHOTO/THE MISSOURI TIMES - BEN PETERS

Greitens found guilty of ethics violation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens and his campaign committee, Greitens for Missouri, have been fined $1,000 for failing to report the use of a fundraising list. The campaign financial reports have since been updating, showing an in-kind contribution of $600 from Daniel Laub, Greitens’ campaign manager. “No person acting as an agent of

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Hoskins, Schaaf call out Greitens’ senior advisor for ‘dirty politics’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The ongoing struggle between the Senate and the Governor’s Office has taken another turn, this time with different players. Following the events of the past weekend, in which political nonprofit A New Missouri attacked Sen. Rob Schaaf on issues of lobbyist gifts, term limits, and ethics while releasing the Senator’s personal

Sen. Caleb Rowden on This Week in Missouri Politics

Rowden: ‘There are two paths forward’ for the Senate

ST. LOUIS – Sen. Caleb Rowden is the featured guest on Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, and he spent much of his time talking with host Scott Faughn about the drama in the Senate, including his own inquiry of Sen. Rob Schaaf, the man who ground the body to a halt just

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AIM board heads to the Capitol for legislative day

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Associated Industries of Missouri Board of Directors visited multiple legislators in the Capitol Wednesday as part of an informal legislative day. Ray McCarty, the president of the organization, said the board usually holds meetings twice a year – one in April and one in November – and they decided to

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Alternative fuels showcased at Capitol, proponents call them solutions to state funding issues

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Hundreds turned out Wednesday afternoon for the National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Odyssey Day, the focus of which is to highlight alternative fuels and technological advances. The event, hosted at the Missouri State Capitol by by both the St. Louis and Kansas City Clean Cities Coalitions, sought to give the public

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Working with Trump ‘amazing,’ says Wagner

ST. LOUIS – Congresswoman Ann Wagner made an appearance on the April 16 episode of This Week in Missouri Politics to speak about her work in Washington under a new president. Wagner made sure to emphasize her work with President Donald Trump. When asked about her work with Trump on legislation, she mentioned that she’s

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TWMP: Ann Wagner, the race for U.S. Senate and the state budget

On Sunday’s This Week in Missouri Politics, host Scott Faughn is joined by Congresswoman Ann Wagner to discuss her large fundraising totals in the first quarter of 2017, working with President Donald Trump in Washington D.C. and their burgeoning professional relationship, as well as why she has had such a long career in politics. “It’s

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MEC continues work to educate on campaign contribution changes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On December 8, 2016, Article VIII, section 23 of the Missouri constitution went into effect, limiting campaign contributions to candidates seeking statewide office. Since then, Missouri Ethics Commission (MEC) Director James Klahr says things at the MEC have been busy as filers and donors across the state have wanted to learn

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Hough adjusting to new role as Greene County Commissioner after House stint

Former representative leaves open possibility for future Senate run JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After three terms in the Missouri House of Representatives, Lincoln Hough decided to serve the public in another capacity instead of going for a fourth term. He won election in November to serve as one of three members of the Greene County

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