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Kander talks campaign finance, elections

Kander talks campaign finance, elections

By Collin Reischman JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Secretary of State Jason Kander is new to statewide office, but doesn’t suffer from first-year jitters. Kander, a former state representatives and the youngest statewide elected official in the nation, is a rising star within the party and gaining popularity throughout the state.  Republicans aimed for statewide election

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GOP strategists join Nixon push for Medicaid expansion

By Eli Yokley JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Expanding the state’s Medicaid rolls received a boost last week as some Republican strategists joined Gov. Jay Nixon’s push to expand the program to thousands of Missourians.  Their efforts were emboldened by a new poll commissioned by the Missouri Hospital Association commissioned that asked Missourians where they stood

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Democrats eye potential pick up opportunities in 2014

By Eli Yokley HANNIBAL, Mo. — When Democrats gathered in Hannibal to kick-off their political season this weekend, they did so with great pride in their statewide wins last year. The party kept hold of what was once considered the most vulnerable U.S. Senate seat in the country, the governor’s mansion, as well as the

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Updated: Lawsuit alleges overstepped boundaries regarding conceal and carry documentation, temporary restraining order signed

By Ashley Jost This morning, a lawsuit addressing document retention for conceal and carry permits was filed in Stoddard County in southeast Missouri. The lawsuit was filed by Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russ Oliver, who said during the last month the Department of Revenue began collecting and scanning documents that people were bringing in to

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Zweifel discusses Democratic roots

Jefferson City, Mo. — From his time spent knocking on doors in Florissant, Mo., to managing a budget of more than $3 billion and maintaining the credit rating of the State, Missouri Treasurer Clint Zweifel attributes his hard work and support system to not just political successes, but his happiness.

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Thomas Schweich Q&A Part 3: Personal Information

TMT: What’s something people should know about your wife? Schweich: There’s not a bad bone in her body. She has no bad qualities. She’s a sincere, honest, genuine, nice person who is always looking to help other people out however she can. TMT: The two of you get a night to yourselves, what do you

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Thomas Schweich Q&A Part 2: Issues Facing Missouri

The Missouri Times sat down with State Auditor Thomas Schweich for an in-depth Q&A. For the ease of our readers, we have broken the interview into three parts, dividing the topics of conservation accordingly.  TMT: With your anti corruption background, what did you make of Gov. Nixon’s implication that lifting campaign limits elicits corruption? Schweich: If

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Thomas Schweich Q&A Part 1: Getting to know the Diplomat

The Missouri Times sat down with State Auditor Thomas Schweich for an in-depth Q&A. The interview is divided into three parts, for the ease of the reader. This portion focuses on Schweich’s background as a diplomat and counter-terrorism work.  TMT: Lots of people link you to former Senator and former Ambassador [John] Danforth. How did your

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