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Schmitt spars with Democratic mayors over court reforms

Schmitt spars with Democratic mayors over court reforms

Saint Louis, Mo. — Sen. Eric Schmitt strode into the 2015 legislative session with a municipal court reform bill guaranteed to win him plenty of attention in light of the unraveling events in Ferguson. Schmitt’s bill is now poised to move through the House despite pushback from Mayors across North County St. Louis. Schmitt has

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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

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PSC prepares for a week of Empire Electric hearings

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) will be focusing on a case regarding increased rates for Empire District Electric Company consumers this week, starting with a technical conference tomorrow in the Governor’s Office Building and ending with a public hearing on Friday. Case ER-2014-0351, regards Empire Electric’s authority to file tariffs to

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TWMP discusses transportation, Right to Work

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Just before the snow buried much of the state and cancelled official legislative actions for Monday, a few Missouri lawmakers came on This Week In Missouri Politics to discuss the state’s roads and the cars driving on them. Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, spoke at length about his position on Tesla,

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State anti-meth measure is working, study says

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – An initiative called ‘Stop Meth Not Meds’ is praising Missouri’s use of the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx), the state’s real-time, stop-sale pseudoephedrine tracking system. “The leading manufacturers of PSE, which support ‘Stop Meth Not Meds,’ are working closely with state legislatures and law enforcement to help implement new real-time, stop-sale

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Schmitt says SB4 will make Missouri more competitive

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – For many legislators with districts bordering neighboring states, competitiveness is a constant concern. Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, has filed SB4, which was voted out of committee this morning, which he says would provide historic broad based tax relief for Missourians. The bill, which is consistent with the legislation he filed last

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House sends Right-to-Work to Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri lawmakers advanced a Right-to-Work measure to the senate today, leaping a major hurdle from last year and placing responsibility for the legislation squarely on the shoulders of the Missouri Senate. A committee substitute bill combined nearly identical Right-to-Work legislation from Rep. Eric Burlison, R-Springfield, and Rep. Bill Lant, R-Bella Vista.

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Race for governor heats up as Hanaway touts legislative support

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Two of the Republicans who have declared their candidacy for Missouri Governor in 2016 have wasted little time in campaigning, and at least one of them is hoping to rally the heart of their support from inside the state’s legislature. State Auditor Tom Schweich and former Missouri House Speaker, Catherine Hanaway,

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