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TWMP: Rehder and money in the Capitol

TWMP: Rehder and money in the Capitol

On Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, featured guest Rep. Holly Rehder speaks about the big developments with her prescription drug monitoring program bill this past week, this year’s House budget process, ethics legislation, and she makes a big announcement about her bid for leadership in the Missouri House of Representatives. Rehder says

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Second issue of Missouri Times Magazine hits the Capitol

The Missouri Times has released its second issue of The Missouri Times Magazine after its inception this January, and the focus for this issue on people who work in the Capitol. The issue will feature the always popular 100 List – the top 100 lobbyists to know in the Jefferson City political scene, alongside profiles on lawmakers from the

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100 List out in the Missouri Times Magazine

The Missouri Times’ 100 List has established itself as a premier list of some of the most talented, well-respected and important political players in Missouri politics. This year’s addition will feature only the most talented lobbyists in the state with a corresponding list for political strategists and campaigners on its way in the coming months. But

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TWMP: Mayor Francis Slay, local elections and the state budget

On a special episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay visits the studio to discuss the upcoming elections in St. Louis, especially two propositions on the ballot in his city to expand MetroLink and assist funding for a new MLS soccer stadium. He’s urging voters to vote in favor of


New contribution limits affect fundraising quarter ending

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Due to newly implemented campaign contribution laws passed during the November election, fundraising efforts for state candidates adapt to adhere to the new parameters that have been set. On April 3, 2017, the fundraising quarter for candidates will cease as local government prepares for the 2018 election process. According to the

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Victims and advocates to be honored during ‘Crime Victims’ Rights Week’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Crime victims and advocates alike will be the honored and celebrated guests during this year’s Crime Victims’ Rights Week in the Show-Me State. Gov. Eric Greitens proclaimed April 2-8 as a week to honor the continuing efforts of Missourians seeking to make the state a safer place in their mission for

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Ethics within the Missouri Senate highlights TWMP panel

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – On Sunday, March 26, panelists Fred Dreiling, principal of Fred Dreiling, LLC, Independence Mayor Eileen Weir, Travis Smith, the vice president of Axiom Strategies, and Rep. Dan Houx, R-Warrensburg, were invited on This Week in Missouri Politics to speak on major pieces of legislation as well as their opinion on the

The 99th Missouri House of Representatives takes the oath as session begins on Wednesday, Jan. 4th.

House passes gift ban for local government officials, ticket resale bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following a week off for the legislative spring break, the Missouri House returned Monday afternoon to pass another ethics bill. Unlike the previous ethics bill passed thourgh the House this session, this one puts rules and provisions onto locally elected officials. HB 229, sponsored by Rep. Shamed Dogan, R-Ballwin, seeks to

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New TV special sheds light on Messer investigation

STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. – Investigation Discovery’s show Disappeared began its eighth season Sunday night with a focus on a story all-too-familiar to those in the Missouri Capitol. The first episode of the season, titled “American Gothic,” investigates the mysterious disappearance of Lynn Messer, the wife of lobbyist Kerry Messer, the president of Missouri Family Network. Lynn

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Wood Martin honored with 2017 Elissa Froman Award

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A political operative in Missouri has been honored for her volunteer work in the community. Sarah Wood Martin was presented with the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) 2017 Elissa Froman Award on Saturday, March 25, for her work in combatting human trafficking in the Show-Me State. The NCJW each year