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PSC takes steps to change rules to improve transparency

PSC takes steps to change rules to improve transparency

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With a busy week centered around hearings on the Grain Belt Express line, the Missouri Public Service Commission carved out time Wednesday afternoon to sign off on four tariffs and new orders. The PSC’s first order of business was to take up an order of rulemaking in regards to the confidential

Speaker Todd Richardson speaks on his amendment to the charter school bill March 15, 2017. (Ben Peters/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Charter schools highlighted at rural education forum

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. – Butler County Republicans hosted a town hall forum at the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce to discuss the effects of two major pieces of education reform going through the Missouri General Assembly. Speaker Todd Richardson, Rep. Steve Cookson and Sen. Doug Libla attended the event about Rep. Rebecca Roeber’s charter school

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More cities line up for Grain Belt Express deals as PSC hears case for a second time

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A major development out of Hannibal could be a significant victory for the Clean Line movement in Missouri. The City of Hannibal voted to get a fifth of their electricity from the project if it gets approved by the Missouri Public Service Commission. The Hannibal Board of Public Works approved a

Rep. Nick Schroer testifies before a committee. (Facebook Photo/Nick Schroer for State Representative)

Five Questions with… Rep. Nick Schroer

With the legislative session taking a week-long hiatus for spring break, we sat down with five of the new freshmen legislators to discuss their perspectives after working in the Capitol for the first half of session. The third piece in this Q&A series features five questions with Rep. Nick Schroer, R-O’Fallon. The Missouri Times: We’ve

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Victory Enterprises earns Pollies in Missouri, Iowa

Victory Enterprises brings home “Pollie Awards” for 2016 Digital and Mail Efforts Davenport, IA. – National political, communications and technology firm Victory Enterprises (VE) received two prestigious Pollie Awards at the American Association of Political Consultants Awards in Huntington Beach, California. “These awards are further proof of the banner year the Victory Enterprises team had in 2016,”

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Finding Lynn Messer: Investigation Discovery special airs Sunday

It’s been nearly half a year since the Messer family discovered what turned out to be the remains of Lynn Messer on their family farm near Bloomsdale. After years of searching for answers as to where their mother was, the Messers found some closure in November with a startling discovery: a human skull and bones on

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Five Questions with… Rep. Crystal Quade

With the legislative session taking a week-long hiatus for spring break, we sat down with five of the new freshmen legislators to discuss their perspectives after working in the Capitol for the first half of session. The second piece in this Q&A series features five questions with Rep. Crystal Quade, D-Springfield. The Missouri Times: You

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Stukins named new Missouri GOP executive director

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Republican Party has its new executive director. Monday afternoon, the party announced that Louisiana political operative Austin Stukins would serve in the position starting March 27 of this year. The Missouri GOP President Todd Graves said Stukins, a “real deal Cajun from New Orleans,” impressed him with his work

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Former Governor Bond discusses opinion on current Missouri politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The celebrated former Missouri governor and Senator Christopher “Kit” Bond appeared on Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics to speak on current issues in Missouri politics. Topics touched upon by Bond include job growth, an unbalanced state budget, state infrastructure and his desire to raise the gas tax. Bond

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Rural economic development caucus hopes to expand view on state’s economy

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A new fledgling caucus hopes to shine a light onto the state’s economy outside the economic engines of St. Louis and Kansas City. The Rural Economic Development caucus, chaired by Rep. Joe Don McGaugh and vice chaired by Rep. Hannah Kelly, met for the first time earlier this month focused on

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