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Chamber applauds bill signing

Chamber applauds bill signing

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Today, Senate Bill 149, sponsored by Sen. Mike Parson (R-Bolivar) to create a state and local sales and use tax exemption for equipment, machinery, and utilities used in new or expanding data centers, was signed by the governor. Gov. Jay Nixon referred to the bill as a fiscally responsible incentive for


Haahr’s bill sparks debate over college campus discrimination

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri lawmakers will have to navigate a touchy debate on discrimination if they want to send HB104 to Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk, as evident by today’s lengthy and contentious hearing in the Senate. Springfield Rep. Elijah Haahr, a Republican, sponsors “The Student Freedom of Association Act.” Haahr and the bill’s supporters

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Grain Belt Express could come through Missouri with PSC approval

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Lawmakers frequently discuss ways to conserve the environment, but in Missouri, little action is taken. But one group is hoping Missouri regulators approve a project that allows them to them expand the state’s transmission grid in order to provide a cleaner, and hopefully cheaper energy to Missouri consumers. The Grain Belt

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#BarklageCup 2015: Round 1 Results

Bandwidth by the Barrel (1) Rosenbaum 53% vs. (16) Lester 47% – Excellent showing by Duane Lester and his growing following at the Missouri Torch. His support warrants a much higher seed in 2016, but Rosenbaum is an old hand at this and came away with a narrow win.   (8) Allman 49% vs. (9)


Lawmakers still wrangling PDMP

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Senate and House lawmakers in Missouri have each advanced bills to create a prescription drug monitoring database in Missouri, but the bills contain significant differences that will need to be reconciled before sending anything to Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk. Missouri is the only state in the country with no statewide database

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The #BarklageCup Round 1: a matchup breakdown

Now that your March Madness bracket is busted, welcome to the 2015 #BarklageCup. The cup is a test of strength to see who is really the Missouri political king of the social media. The tournament has its roots dating back to the old Tiger Blood Tournament days, and is meant to be lighthearted. The seeding

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TWMP talks budget, court reform, and more

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Lawmakers and opinion makers gathered on Easter Sunday to discuss the first half of the Missouri legislative session. House Speaker John Diehl joined the program to discuss this year’s early budget passage and the likely passage of a sweeping municipal court reform bill. The House advanced the budget to the Senate


Arrangements made for Spence Jackson

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Arrangements for Spence Jackson have been announced for the coming week in Springfield. Both services will be held at Greenlawn East in Springfield. The visitation will be  Thursday, April 9th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The funeral will be the next day, on Friday, April 10th, at 1 p.m. The Spence Jackson family has designated two funds in lieu