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2017 Transportation Conference to highlight Missouri’s transportation infrastructure needs and strategies

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Transportation infrastructure plays a key role in Missouri’s economy. Our central location, rail connectivity, port availability and metropolitan airports are strong assets. What are we doing to invest in those assets? What do employers need most in transportation upgrades? What innovative transportation concepts are being used by employers and what is

L. Craig Dowdy joins Morris, Manning & Martin to create Energy & Utilities practice

Washington, D.C. – Utility executive L. Craig Dowdy has joined Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP as a Partner. He will create an Energy & Utilities Practice, working in the firm’s Atlanta and Washington D.C. offices. Dowdy was most recently Senior Vice President, External Affairs, Corporate Communications and Marketing for Spire Inc. in St. Louis, Mo.

Sen. Thom Tillis to Speak at Missouri Lincoln Days

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Republican Party is pleased to announce Senator Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina) as the keynote speaker for the Saturday night banquet at the 2017 Missouri Lincoln Days. “We are pleased to announce Senator Thom Tillis as the keynote speaker for this year’s Saturday banquet,” said Todd Graves, Chairman of the Missouri Republican Party. “Senator Tillis worked to

Auditor Galloway releases monthly report on Transportation Development District finances

Districts in Kansas City, Springfield, St. Louis areas did not submit required reports JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (Feb. 1, 2017) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today issued her office’s monthly report detailing Transportation Development District (TDD) compliance with financial reporting laws. TDDs offer financial incentives through property and sales tax collections, with the intent of encouraging

MPUA promotes Lawson to vice president

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri Public Utility Alliance (MPUA) has promoted Ewell Lawson to the position of Vice President of Government Affairs, Communications, and Member Relations. Since 2007, Lawson has served MPUA as Manager of Government Relations and Member Services, overseeing MPUA’s legislative activities and the organization’s services to members. He is a member of the

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Secretary Ashcroft issues statement in support of securities commissioner

Jefferson City, Mo. — In response to partisan attacks on Missouri Securities Commissioner David Minnick, Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft defended his appointment and expressed his clear support. “David Minnick grew up outside Chillicothe on a farm and has lived in Missouri most of his life,” Ashcroft said. “He loves Missouri, and the citizens of


Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson commends selection of former Governor Sonny Perdue as next Secretary of Agriculture

(JEFFERSON CITY) – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson has commended President Trump on his selection of former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In a statement, Lieutenant Governor Parson praised Governor Perdue’s accomplishments in both the governmental and private sectors. “Governor Perdue and I share a common past being raised on

Release: Republicans don’t believe Missourians support right to work

Majority party blocks Democratic effort to let voters decide the issue JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Fearful that Missouri voters will reject anti-employee right-to-work legislation if given the chance, majority Republicans today blocked efforts by House Democrats to put the controversial measure on the statewide ballot. “If Republicans truly believed Missourians support so-called ‘right-to-work,’ they would

Release: Dem. Party Chair Calls Sec. Ashcroft to Withdraw Appointment of Securities Commissioner

Multiple investigations and last-minute political donations related to Sec. Ashcroft’s controversial hire are cause for concern, Democratic Chairman says JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Webber today called into question Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s handpicked hire for Missouri Securities Commissioner, David Minnick, a person steeped in controversy involving multiple investigations of