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Koster adopts own campaign transparency standards

November 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The campaign committee of Attorney General Chris Koster, who is running for governor in 2016, has announced that it will be adopting new transparency policies internally and additionally called on fellow lawmakers to follow suit. The announcement comes weeks after scrutiny stemming from a New York […]

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Nixon names Ferguson Commission as area awaits grand jury decision

November 18, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Saint Louis, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon announced the names of 16 men and women from the St. Louis area tasked with serving on the Ferguson Commission as the world awaits a grand jury decision in the investigation of the shooting of Michael Brown. “These sixteen men and women bring […]

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Hanaway gathers endorsements ahead of 2016

November 18, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Saint Louis, Mo. — Catherine Hanaway, formerly Missouri’s first woman to serve as Speaker of the House, is wasting no time in lining up support for her 2016 gubernatorial bid. Hanaway made big waves a few months ago when records showed a massive $750,000 donation from conservative mega-donor, Rex Sinquefield, […]

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Marijuana legalization, ethics reform initiative petitions awaiting public comment

November 17, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Three initiative petitions are currently open for public comment with Secretary of State Jason Kander’s office – one regarding marijuana legalization and two regarding ethics reform. Before circulation, state law requires groups first have their petition approved by the office before waiting 23 days for draft […]

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Nixon activates National Guard

November 17, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Saint Louis, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order today directing the National Guard to support law enforcement during any unrest that may follow a coming grand jury decision in the case of the death of Michael Brown. St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch confirmed that a decision […]

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Missouri National Guard represented at Patriot Award ceremony

November 14, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Missouri was represented well at the American Patriot Award gala hosted by the National Defense University (NDU) Foundation in Washington, D.C.. last night as Missourians Technical Sergeant Angie Johnson and NDU Foundation CEO Cathleen Pearl come together to honor the National Guard.  Both Technical Sgt. Johnson and Pearl are former […]

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PSC approves fuel adjustment charge change for Empire

November 12, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission held a quick agenda meeting today, approving new tariffs for Empire Electric Company to change fuel adjustment rates. The fuel adjustment charge (FAC) for consumers is a charge to recover the cost of fuel to generate electricity by the servicing company. Empire […]

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Nixon, law enforcement prepping for ruling in Michael Brown grand jury

November 11, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

WELDON SPRINGS, Mo. — Flanked by law enforcement officials from around the region, Gov. Jay Nixon told reporters today that county and city departments would be partnering with Missouri Highway Patrol to form a “unified command” in preparation for potential public demonstrations once the grand jury reaches a decision on […]

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Public hearings looming for water cases around Missouri

November 10, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Two public hearings regarding water and sewer companies on the west side of the state are coming. The Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) will be in Sedalia on November 19 to receive comment in a case filed by West 16th St. Sewer Company, W.P.C. Sewer Company, Village […]

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Pieper to serve as new Nixon Chief of Staff

November 05, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — John Watson, a staple of Gov. Jay Nixon’s inner circle since before his election and his current Chief of Staff, will be stepping down on Dec. 1, Nixon announced today. “John’s keen intellect, unquestioned integrity, and unflappable demeanor have earned him the loyalty and respect of […]

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