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Butler’s site not your daddy’s campaign website

Butler’s site not your daddy’s campaign website

Saint Louis — Most websites for elected officials are dotted with photos of smiling families, carefully crafted campaign videos, and plenty of “DONATE NOW!” links. But Rep. Michael Butler has done something a little different for Butler, a sophomore House Democrat from St. Louis City, is hardly front-and-center of the website, which looks and


Rowden to face Webber in 2016

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Republicans finally have their candidate to take on Rep. Stephen Webber in the race for the Columbia-area senate seat in a race that could easily become the must-watch down-ticket race of 2016. Rep. Caleb Rowden announced yesterday that he would be challenging Webber for senate district 19, a seat long thought of

Burlison opposes tobacco tax hike for universities

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Rep. Eric Burlison, R-Springfield, took to the pages of the Springfield News-Leader this week to blast a plan backed by Attorney General Chris Koster and state treasurer Clint Zweifel to increase the state’s tobacco tax in order to send more money to public universities. Zweifel and Koster, the presumptive Democratic candidate for governor


Joint Committee on Education meets to discuss postsecondary programs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Members of the House of Representatives and Senate met Tuesday afternoon in the Capitol to listen to a presentation on three of Missouri’s most popular state-funded scholarship programs. Kevin Gwaltney, executive director of the Joint Committee on Education, presented his findings on Access Missouri, the A+ program and Bright Flight to


July 2015 Quarterly Reports: House candidate committees

MECID Committee Money on Hand Receipts this Election Receipts this Period C091248 FRIENDS OF CALEB JONES 212,524.00 104,616.94 39,121.54 C091272 FRIENDS OF LINCOLN HOUGH 120,194.28 8,450.00 3,950.00 C091212 FRIENDS OF TODD RICHARDSON 56,761.29 92,629.95 39,000.00 C091174 GENISE MONTECILLO FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE 55,054.46 12,309.45 12,059.45 C111215 FRIENDS OF CALEB ROWDEN 54,782.05 56,270.03 25,525.00 C121054 CITIZENS FOR


Press Release: Reps. Koenig and Franklin to launch Planned Parenthood investigation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In response to recent news reports regarding alleged felony actions by Planned Parenthood, state Reps. Andrew Koenig and Diane Franklin will utilize their House committees to investigate the abortion provider. The House Ways and Means Committee, which is chaired by Koenig, and the House Children and Families Committee, which is chaired