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Hawley urges EPA to return authority to states and local governments

Hawley urges EPA to return authority to states and local governments

Hawley using constitutional expertise to fight for federalism JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Attorney General Josh Hawley today asked the Environmental Protection Agency to reevaluate its regulatory authority over states and localities. Hawley joins Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and eighteen other Attorneys General in requesting EPA obey federal law and return authority to states and


Trump starts process to rescind Waters of US rule, earns kudos from farmers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Conservatives and farmers around the country and in Missouri celebrated President Donald Trump’s signing of an executive order Tuesday asking the Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider the controversial Waters of the United States rule. The rule was recommended under former President Barack Obama’s administration to the

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Holsman calls for $60 million in settlements to restore funding to Greitens’ budget cuts

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The state of Missouri received roughly $60 million from two lawsuit settlements in the past few weeks, and Sen. Jason Holsman says it should go to restoring some of the budget cuts proposed by Gov. Eric Greitens. The money comes from two settlements; $10 million comes from a multi-state settlement with the

Attorney General Josh Hawley enacts strict internal ethics policy

Jefferson City, MO –Attorney General Josh Hawley has implemented the toughest ethics policy of any Attorney General’s office (AGO) in the country. Immediately upon assuming office, Hawley issued a memorandum imposing new ethics requirements on all AGO employees. “As the chief law-enforcement agency in the State of Missouri, the attorney general’s office must adhere to

Release: Attorney General Koster announces Missouri to receive over $383,000 in national settlement with Bristol-Myers Squibb

43-state settlement resolves allegations of improper marketing of Abilify Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster announced today that Missouri will receive $383,000 as part of a 43-state $19.5 million settlement with Brisol-Myers Squibb Company (“BMS”) over allegations of illegal off-label marketing of its drug Abilify. Off-label use is the practice of prescribing pharmaceuticals

Eric Greitens celebrates with supporters after winning the gubernatorial race for Missouri on November 8, 2016. BEN PETERS/MISSOURI TIMES

Republicans sweep statewides, usher in new era of Missouri politics

Missouri Democrats wake up to stark new reality ST. LOUIS – By February, State Auditor Nicole Galloway will soon be the highest-ranked Democratic statewide elected official in Missouri, not including U.S. Senate seats. That will be because she will be the only Democratic statewide elected official in Missouri. Republicans pulled off a clean sweep of


Release: AG Koster: Missouri joins $41.2M multistate settlement with Hyundai, Kia over fuel economy claims

Missouri will receive $969,000 to resolve allegations of state consumer protection law violations Jefferson City, Mo – Attorney General Chris Koster announced today that Missouri will receive $969,231 as part of a multistate settlement with automakers Hyundai and Kia to resolve claims that the companies misrepresented the mileage and fuel economy ratings for some of

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


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

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Koster sues hemp oil sellers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –Attorney General Chris Koster sued four Missouri shops for selling hemp extract without a license. The stores sold cannabidiol oil (CBD oil), used to treat epilepsy, without the licenses required by a law passed in 2014. In January, the attorney general’s office sent letters to about two dozen business informing them that they