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

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

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Judge rules changes must be made to Kander’s right-to-work ballot language

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A judge has ordered changes made to ballot language written by former Secretary of State Jason Kander regarding 2017 initiative petitions that would essentially repeal right-to-work in Missouri. Circuit Court Judge Jon Beetem ruled Thursday that while Kander had used unbiased language at the time he drafted the language for the initiative

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft discusses his office's budget with the House Budget Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Tim Bommel, Missouri House Communications)

Missourians Overwhelmingly Passed Photo Voter ID, Now What?

By Jay Ashcroft, Missouri Secretary of State Last November, Missourians voted to pass constitutional amendment six, paving the way for common sense voter ID, by a margin of 63 percent – 37 percent. The Missouri Secretary of State’s office is responsible for the implementation of the new photo ID law, set to take effect June

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Ashcroft weighs in on new immigration order on FOX Business

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft made an appearance on the Fox Business Network Monday to speak about a revised immigration order from President Donald Trump. In the interview with Stuart Varney, he said he believed this one would pass legal muster. “Obviously there will be people that will complain; you

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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

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft discusses his office's budget with the House Budget Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Tim Bommel, Missouri House Communications)

State Treasurer and Secretary of State present budgets before House committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House Budget Committee has officially started working on the state budget. Legislators received Gov. Eric Greitens’ proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year last week, and after three business days, the committee met for the first time with the budget in hand. Tuesday morning’s hearing featured testimony from State Treasurer

Secretary Ashcroft appoints Co-Directors of Elections Division

Jefferson City, Mo. — Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced the appointments of Brandon Alexander (R) and Chrissy Peters (D) as Co-Directors of the Elections Division. As the State’s Chief Election Official, Ashcroft is committed to restoring confidence in Missouri’s elections, and these appointments signal a strong step in reestablishing relationships with local election authorities.

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Secretary Ashcroft issues statement in support of securities commissioner

Jefferson City, Mo. — In response to partisan attacks on Missouri Securities Commissioner David Minnick, Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft defended his appointment and expressed his clear support. “David Minnick grew up outside Chillicothe on a farm and has lived in Missouri most of his life,” Ashcroft said. “He loves Missouri, and the citizens of

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Missouri Republicans call on McCaskill to confirm Pruitt as EPA head

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s GOP lawmakers really want to see President-elect Donald Trump’s pick, Scott Pruitt, take over the Environmental Protection Agenc (EPA). In fact, they’ve now filed two resolutions in the Missouri Senate and House to get the ball rolling. Missouri State Senator Gary Romine of Farmington and State Representative Travis Fitzwater of

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Ashcroft names former Blunt chief counsel to lead transition team

ST. LOUIS – The next Secretary of State for Missouri has named five members to his transition team. The transition team will be led by Lowell Pearson, former Chief Counsel to Governor Matt Blunt. The other four members will consist of Bev Randles, who most recently ran as a candidate for lieutenant governor, and Matt

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