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Tobacco Free Missouri Rallies in Capitol

Tobacco Free Missouri Rallies in Capitol

Jefferson City, MO — Tobacco Free Missouri held a rally on Wednesday, Jan 23rd in the Capitol Building, the goal of which was to educate new legislators on tobacco legislation and clean air laws, according to TFM Director Traci Kennedy. “We think of ourselves as pro-clean air,” Kennedy said. “We’ve got 200 schoolchildren here today

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Associations that Matter: MCCA

by Collin Reischman Jefferson City, MO — The Missouri Community College Association is focusing on funding for higher education and ensuring better job training for the upcoming legislative session. “Generally, Community Colleges are significantly underfunded per-student than colleges in other states,” said Zora Mulligan, Executive Director for MCCA. “We have a considerable variety in terms

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Brian Grace #ProBonoChallenge

by Collin Reischman Jefferson City, MO – Lobbyists sometimes get a bad rap. Whether it’s by name, in whatever beltway they work in, or by the simple reputation of their profession. But when Brian Grace, Senior Managing Director at SNR Denton, issued his Twitter challenge, #ProBonoChallenge, he remind citizens why “lobbyist” isn’t always a pejorative.

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2002 Republican Majority Holds 10-year Reunion

Jefferson City, MO — A 10 year reunion for the historic republican majority of 2002 was held in the House Lounge on Tuesday, January 22. The republican state legislators responsible for winning a majority in 2002, the first for the party in the state in decades, spoke to a crowd of family and fellow lawmakers

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Associations that Matter: MATA

by Scott Faughn Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys 573-625-5215 President: Tim Dollar of Dollar, Burns, & Becker in Kansas City Director: Sara Schuett Members: 1,300 The Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys mission is to protect the civil justice system and the right to trial by jury. On the road to accomplishing that mission they


Travis Brown Authors Book: How Money Walks

by Collin Reischman Founder of Pelopidas LLC, a lobbying firm, Travis Brown is writing a book that has an unusual bonus: a smartphone app. Brown told The Missouri Times that his book, “How Money Walks,” will accompany a smartphone app of the same name. The book compiles data from the IRS detailing how Adjusted Gross

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Master Choreographer: John Bardgett

By Scott Faughn Jefferson City, MO – There is no bigger personality in the capitol than John Bardgett. Some people aren’t aware that he started out on the lowest rung of the house ladder, as staff reader and messenger in the house, under then-Speaker Kenny Rothman. When asked if he ever took a peek at


DRUMline Live at Jesse Auditorium

DRUMline will be performing live at Jesse Auditorium Wednesday February 6th at 7:00 p.m.   DRUMline Live is based on the Historically Black College and University marching band tradition. It syncs riveting rhythms, bold beats and ear-grabbing energy to all audiences. Incorporating original compositions and soul-infused interpretations the group performances will range from colorful, choreographed routines to heavy doses of