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People you need in your phone: Guy Black with Bryan Cave

People you need in your phone: Guy Black with Bryan Cave

by Collin Reischman Jefferson City, Mo. — Bryan Cave LLC is a name most in Jefferson City will know particularly if they work in the Capitol. With more than 1,100 lawyers and professionals worldwide and a host of heavy-hitting clients, Bryan Cave is one of the most influential and effective firms in the state. They

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Capitol Culture Staff Feature: Courtney Lauer

Courtney Lauer, Legislative Assistant for Senator Doug Libla, is what you might call “politically active.” She was the president of her Senate at ColumbiaCollege and just before she bounded her way into law school, she got a chance to do some real political work. After working for then-Senator Cunningham and then finding herself without a

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The Missouri Times hires Jost as new reporter

Staff Reports Jefferson City, Mo. — Truman State University junior Ashley Jost was hired as a new reporter for The Missouri Times last week. Jost, a communication major, enjoys political journalism and strives to bring accuracy and fairness to the field. “I think she’s got a lot of potential and look forward to seeing what

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Flotron & McIntosh: The Yen & Yang of Missouri Lobbying

by Collin Reischman Richard McIntosh and Franc Flotron of Flotron & McIntosh LLC have a yin-and-yang kind of thing going on. Flotron is a former republican Senator and representative and McIntosh hails from Senate appropriations under Roger Wilson and Nixon’s Attorney General office. Flotron’s hair is long. McIntosh keeps his short and tight. Flotron is


Associations that Mattter: Missouri Healthcare Association

by Collin Reischman Jefferson City, MO — The Missouri Health Care Association (MHCA) is a leading voice in Missouri’s healthcare discussion, and their Executive Director, Jon Dolan, is one of the most recognizable faces in the capitol. MHCA represents more than 350 of Missouri’s 500+ skilled nursing facilities and many assisted living facilities. As the


Dining With Nancy

by Nancy Giddens I’m not one for New Year resolutions, but, I’m off with a bang in 2013. I did something I never thought I would or could do. For the first time in 36 years, I called a man and asked him for a date. Okay, so he’s married (love you, Cyndi), he’s my