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2016 Statewide Tip Sheet

2016 Statewide Tip Sheet

JEFFERSON CITY — Now that the 2015 legislative session has started the 2016 announcements are already flying and speculation is ramping up. The Missouri Times decided to update our statewide tip sheet. U.S. Senate Republicans Senator Roy Blunt. Senator Blunt’s team doesn’t make mistakes that make him vulnerable to a serious challenge from either side. He has


Nixon announces new head of Highway Patrol

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Hours before lawmakers are set to gather for a hearing about decision-making from Gov. Jay Nixon’s office related to events in Ferguson, Nixon announced the stepping down of Missouri Highway Patrol Superintendent, Col. Ron Replogle. Replogle has served in the post for 5 years, much of Nixon’s tenure, and was charged


Proposed judicial reforms go far beyond Macks Creek Law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Last week, Republican Sen. Eric Schmitt held the first hearing for his bill capping municipal revenue derived from traffic tickets and court fees. Later that day, Gov. Jay Nixon included in his broad State of the State address a push for reforms to local courts, and the following day, the state’s


Nixon lays out agenda in State of the State

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon entered the Missouri House Chambers to deliver his State of the State address under perhaps the most strained time of his tenure as the state’s chief executive. Nixon entered a legislative chamber swelling with more Republicans — enough to easily override vetoes in either chamber — than ever

PRESS RELEASE: Gov. Nixon awards Medal of Valor to 10 law enforcement officers from across Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 18, 2014 Gov. Nixon awards Medal of Valor to 10 law enforcement officers from across Missouri State’s highest public safety award honors officers who bravely risk their own lives to protect their fellow Missourians JEFFERSON CITY – In a ceremony today at the State Capitol, Gov. Jay Nixon awarded the Missouri


Lawmakers react to Nixon’s request for toll road study

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon formally requested that the state Highways and Transportation Commission provide analysis on utilizing toll roads to improve and expand Interstate 70, an effort that several lawmakers have responded to unkindly. In a formal letter to Stephen Miller, who chairs the Commission, Nixon requested that they “analyze and provide


Special session, march causing event disruption

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — With discussion of special session to be scheduled for anywhere between Wednesday and Monday and the arrival of the Ferguson march for Friday, Jefferson Citians are concerned that planned holiday events will be disrupted. “At this time, we are in touch with JCPD and are waiting on more information about when


UPDATED: Missouri National Guard over budget, Nixon calling special session

St. Louis – Today, Governor Nixon reached out for the first time since the rioting began in August to legislative leaders with a text message attempting to set up a conference call to “provide an update on Ferguson and the security of the [St. Louis] region. He would also like to discuss the cost of national guard