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Major endorsements flow into St. Louis mayoral race

Major endorsements flow into St. Louis mayoral race

Krewson falls slightly, but still on top, in latest poll Alderwoman Lyda Krewson still reigns supreme in the latest poll from The Missouri Times and Remington Research Group. She fell one point from last week to 33 percent, which still puts her well ahead of the rest of the three major candidates. St. Louis City

Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick speaks on HB 288, his bill on unemployment compensation.

House passes limits on unemployment compensation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House on Thursday passed a contentious measure that could limit the benefits that Missouri’s unemployed could collect. HB 288, sponsored by Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick, would restrict the number of weeks that unemployment could be drawn to one of the shortest periods in the country. “We will be second from

Greitens Executive order

Greitens restores some funding to K-12 transportation, home services programs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After receiving $60 million in two recent settlements, Gov. Eric Greitens announced Thursday he would refund $52 million of that money into home-based service programs for the mentally and physically disabled and the elderly and school transportation, two areas he cut in his proposed budget. The governor will not release withheld funds into the budget but rather

House Budget Committee

Lawmakers call for monthly reports on state’s lawsuit settlements

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With growing concerns over the amount of money being spent by Missouri each year to pay lawsuit settlements, scrutiny of the state’s legal expense fund has become a focal point for several lawmakers. The expenditures by the Attorney General’s Office from that particular fund have come under fire in the past

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Missouri lawmakers face off in REAL ID debates, but accomplish little

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – While tension has been building among the Senate over the proposed REAL ID legislation in the past few days, it was the House that threw the first punches in the ring. What is REAL ID? The REAL ID Act was first brought about 2005, following the aftermath of 9/11, and was

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McCann Beatty blasts Mizzou for endorsing Austin’s discrimination suit reform bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Minority Leader Gail McCann Beatty penned a letter to Interim University of Missouri System President Mike Middleton asking him to revoke the university’s endorsement of a bill she argues paves the way for more discrimination. “I am deeply disturbed and disappointed that the University of Missouri System has publicly stated

Eigel This Week

Eigel proposes vast I-70 overhaul with GR funds

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Bill Eigel, R-St. Charles, announced an ambitious proposal Wednesday which would invest roughly a total of $2.7 billion over 10 years to pay for transportation infrastructure improvements. Most of that money, around $2.2. billion would be used to repair Interstate 70 and expand it to eight lanes from Wentzville to

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Axiom Strategies receives five awards for excellence

Axiom Strategies takes home multiple Reed Awards for efforts in campaign direct mail, targeting, and strategy KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Axiom Strategies has been honored with five prestigious awards at the annual Reed Awards ceremony. The largest Republican political consulting firm in the country took home four awards for outstanding direct mail and targeting, the

Gov. Eric Greitens gives a brief statement moments before signing Sen. Dan Brown's right-to-work bill into law Feb 6, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

House Budget Committee questions Governor’s Office budget and use of funds

Democratic lawmakers question the need for the governor’s press secretary and money used for governor’s flights JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House lawmakers on Wednesday morning questioned a number of items in the budget for the governor’s office, seeking answers from Gov. Eric Greitens’ chief of staff, Mike Roche, and his deputy, former Rep. Caleb Jones. Representatives

Senators Chappelle-Nadal and Nasheed call on St. Louis Police Retirement System to divest from Russia

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following the abrupt resignation earlier this month of national security adviser Michael Flynn because of his ties with Russia, Missouri State Senators Maria Chappelle-Nadal and Jamilah Nasheed are calling on the St. Louis Police Retirement System to withdraw its more than $6.5 million in investments from Russian-based organizations. “The continued discovery

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