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Eric Greitens campaign rally Aug. 27

Greitens finishes cross-state campaign office tour

Greitens finishes cross-state campaign office tour

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Republican nominee for governor, Eric Greitens, wrapped up his three-day tour of the state Saturday making stops in the St. Louis area, Columbia, Rolla and Cape Girardeau. Former Greitens rival Catherine Hanaway joined Greitens in St. Louis to show of solidarity and support for the Republican ticket. Hanaway lost to Greitens

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Nixon appoints three to Public Defender Commission

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After a public spat with Missouri Public Defender Michael Barrett, Gov. Jay Nixon appointed three new members to the Public Defender Commission. Oliver Glenn Boyer, Thomas W. Neer and James J. Sievers were named to the commission, which has the power to hire the state public defender and make rules for the


Nixon responds to public defender after legal victory

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Earlier this month, Missouri’s Executive State Public Defender Michael Barrett made national headlines when he appointed Gov. Jay Nixon to represent an indigent defendant in Cole County. Roughly three weeks after Barrett sent his letter, the Cole County Circuit Court has issued an order that the public defender has no authority to appoint private counsel

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Audit shows concerns in state inspections

Building and construction audit finds state inspections lacking, Auditor Galloway says JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released an audit of the Office of Administration’s Division of Facilities, which is responsible for building and construction oversight. According to the audit, due to inadequate funding, state facility maintenance had been delayed and some


English, other independent candidates qualify for November ballot

Green Party also qualifies JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Keith English and eleven other independent candidates have qualified for the November ballot, the Secretary of State’s office announced Tuesday. The office also announced that the Green Party had qualified for the ballot. To qualify, independent candidates had to submit submit valid signatures of registered Missouri

Attorney General Chris Koster demonstrates murder weapon, State v. Joseph S. Jones, Jackson County Circuit Court, October 2010

College Republicans welcome Koster filing on campus carry

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster’s Tuesday filing asking for the University of Missouri System to reevaluate its campus carry regulations received some cautious cheers from the Missouri Federation of College Republicans. Rob Twitchell, vice chair of the statewide group representing college-aged Republicans, welcomed the filing as an initial step forward. “Even if it is


PSC sets deadline for Ameren MEEIA audit

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission set their deadline Wednesday for those wishing to intervene in the prudence audit of Ameren adherence to the Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act (MEEIA). Those wishing to intervene in the case must apply by Sept. 12, 2016. PSC staff will file its recommendation after the audit Dec. 22. The audit

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PSC approves KCP&L fuel adjustment charge decrease

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission approved a Kansas City Power and Light – Greater Missouri Operations Company request to change the fuel adjustment charge on customers’ bills at its Wednesday agenda meeting. For Missouri customers, KCP&L will be decreasing residential bills. In the Kansas City area, that decrease will average $1.66

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Shared custody law to take effect this month

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Some changes to child custody agreements will take place later this month as one of the less controversial bills from the 2016 legislative session becomes law. HB 1550 will change shared custody agreements to encourage more shared parenting after a divorce and takes effect Aug. 28. “Children need and benefit from


Koster sues to protect concealed carry rights on Mizzou campus

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster filed a lawsuit Tuesday asking for 90 days to allow the Board of Curators to make their campus conceal and carry permit regulations fit inside the constitutional framework of the law. The declaratory judgement sought by Koster would ask the curators to to “consider the particularized safety