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Kehoe and Holsman on Floor

Kehoe still optimistic on passing lobbyist gift reform, despite old and new challenges

Kehoe still optimistic on passing lobbyist gift reform, despite old and new challenges

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The fight for ethics reform in the Missouri Senate may run into a larger wall, due to ongoing battles in the Senate. Sen. Rob Schaaf again figures to be an important player on whether or not Senate Majority Leader Mike Kehoe’s SB 305, a bill banning lobbyist gifts, gets through the

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Hoskins, Schaaf call out Greitens’ senior advisor for ‘dirty politics’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The ongoing struggle between the Senate and the Governor’s Office has taken another turn, this time with different players. Following the events of the past weekend, in which political nonprofit A New Missouri attacked Sen. Rob Schaaf on issues of lobbyist gifts, term limits, and ethics while releasing the Senator’s personal

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Powell chosen by Greitens as next Missouri Supreme Court Judge

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Judge W. Brent Powell will soon become Supreme Court Judge W. Brent Powell after being tabbed by Gov. Eric Greitens to fill the vacant spot on the state’s highest court following the passing of Supreme Court Judge Richard Teitelman in November. “In his years on the bench, Judge Brent Powell has established

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Richard’s consumer protection reform part of larger effort beyond Humphreys donation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, has faced widespread scrutiny, both within the Capitol and in media outlets around the state, for his sponsorship of SB 5. The legislation would institute large changes to the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act (MPA), which is designed to protect consumers from false or erroneous

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Ridesharing companies celebrate as Greitens signs Uber bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens signed his fourth piece of legislation since entering office in St. Charles Monday morning, instituting statewide regulations on transportation network companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft. In a statement Sunday, Greitens said the bill would help average Missourians make more money. “Our top priority is creating more jobs

Gov. Eric Greitens gives a brief statement moments before signing Sen. Dan Brown's right-to-work bill into law Feb 6, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of April 17

Gov. Eric Greitens had a relatively quiet week in Jefferson City, with the only major development being the fast action his administration took on responding to a subpoena from fellow statewide officeholder, State Auditor Nicole Galloway. On Wednesday, Galloway requested the Department of Revenue to turn over documents relating to their management of tax refunds.

State Treasurer Eric Schmitt testifies in support of right-to-work legislation Jan. 10, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/ THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Schmitt prepares to roll out MO ABLE program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Treasurer Eric Schmitt will roll out the Missouri Achieving a Better Life (MO ABLE) program Monday. The program will allow families and individuals with either physical or mental disabilities to set up designated savings accounts to pay for expenses related to their special needs. The savings accounts are used to help pay

Sen. Rob Schaaf presents his bill on prescription drug monitoring programs before the Senate Committee on Health and Pensions.

Greitens nonprofit attacks Schaaf, posts senator’s personal phone number online

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A nonprofit created explicitly to support the agenda of Gov. Eric Greitens attacked Sen. Rob Schaaf Thursday evening by tweeting his private, personal cell phone number and promoting the tweet. A New Missouri, Inc.’s Twitter account used a promoted tweet, classifying it as an ad, which means they weren’t technically “tweeted” but it

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100 Days Later: New statewide elected officials rise to a host of challenges in first days on job

By Benjamin Peters and Travis Zimpfer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following a landslide victory in the November elections, the Missouri GOP took over every statewide office on the ballot. And now, 100 days after being sworn in, each Republican has since been tested in some way or another, each rising to the occasion to meet

Missouri's state auditor Nicole Galloway addresses members of the media during a press conference over the findings of her team's audit of Sunshine Law compliance in local government. BEN PETERS/MISSOURI TIMES

Dept. of Revenue turns over documents to Auditor’s Office

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Just a day after receiving a subpoena issued by State Auditor Nicole Galloway, the Department of Revenue has turned over documents requested by her office. According to a release from the Auditor’s Office, the department delivered a stack of documents to them Thursday afternoon. “After weeks of my staff requesting the

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