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Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard

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

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

Gov. Eric Greitens

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

Attorney General Josh Hawley at the Federalist Society's Capitol Forum Jan. 23, 2017

Attorney General’s office recuses self from Trinity Lutheran case, citing Greitens’ executive order

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Attorney General’s Office has recused itself from handling a U.S. Supreme Court case due to a conflict of interest. Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia will argue before the nation’s highest court challenging the state’s denial of an application for a grant from the Department of Natural Resources to resurface its preschool playground.

Attorney General Josh Hawley at the Federalist Society's Capitol Forum Jan. 23, 2017

Hawley asked by prominent Republicans to run for Senate in 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Several prominent Republicans signed an open letter urging newly-elected Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley to run for U.S. Senate in 2018. Former Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, former U.S. Senator from Missouri Jack Danforth, former State Sen. Jane Cunningham, and Republican megadonor David Humphreys were among the seven who signed the letter.

Attorney General Josh Hawley at the Federalist Society's Capitol Forum Jan. 23, 2017

Hawley releases details on new fight against human trafficking

ST. LOUIS – Attorney General Joshua Hawley will take the fight to human trafficking in Missouri with a series of new initiatives he announced Monday from a safehouse for victims of trafficking in St. Louis. In an editorial published by CNN titled “Slavery still exists in the land of the free – we must confront

Attorney General Josh Hawley at the Federalist Society's Capitol Forum Jan. 23, 2017

Hawley celebrates Trump’s actions against Obama-era environmental regulations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday dismantling the plan his predecessor, President Barack Obama put into effect in 2015. The Clean Power Plan was meant to reduce CO2 emissions, which many climate scientists say contribute to man-made global warming, from power plants. Trump’s action marked a step back from the environmentally

Hawley

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

Hurst

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

2018 budget

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

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