Category: Capitol Culture

Staff profile: Kit Crancer

By Eli Yokley JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Working for Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, is a full-time job for Kit Crancer. As the Dempsey’s legislative director, Crancer is tasked with managing...

From the projects to the Capitol, part two

Sen. Jamilah Nasheed’s history through being a bookstore owner, an activist and eventually, an elected official JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Growing up in south St. Louis City, being one of a dozen female members...

Association profile: Missouri Physical Therapy Association

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association seeks to accomplish three main goals: education, interaction and advocacy. Chris Marsh, chairman of Government Affairs for the association, said the three focus areas...

Keller’s Civil War book debuts tomorrow

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Since January 2, 2011, veteran Columbia Daily Tribune reporter Rudi Keller has written daily articles about what happened throughout Missouri during that calendar date 150 years ago. Keller has written the...

Staff profile: Caroline Lynch

Caroline Lynch, 21, has education in her blood. So it’s not surprising that when she graduated from Kansas State in December 2012, she ended up working for a retired schoolteacher and freshmen state representative,...

Association profile: Missouri Farm Bureau

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Farm Bureau is part of a nation-wide organization that provides insurance for members, is involved in agriculture issues, and lobbies for legislation that could affect the industry. Just...

Fee agents create new association

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In an attempt to keep up with the increasing costs of administering license bureaus, Missouri fee agents have organized the Missouri Association of License Offices to watch out for their...

Lobbyist profile: Lea Crusey

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Lea Crusey is not a conventional Jefferson City lobbyist. She does not have multiple clients, she doesn’t hail from the campaign world, and she doesn’t have several years of Jefferson...