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TWMP panel compliments Fitzpatrick in work as budget chair

TWMP panel compliments Fitzpatrick in work as budget chair

Jeff Mazur of LaunchCode; Joe Lakin of Victory Enterprises; Joe Patterson with the St. Louis County Police Officers; and Rep. Peter Merideth, D-St. Louis, appeared on the opinion maker panel of This Week in Missouri Politics April 2 to voice their thoughts on pressing matters within state government such as current local elections, a tax proposal

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Ethics within the Missouri Senate highlights TWMP panel

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – On Sunday, March 26, panelists Fred Dreiling, principal of Fred Dreiling, LLC, Independence Mayor Eileen Weir, Travis Smith, the vice president of Axiom Strategies, and Rep. Dan Houx, R-Warrensburg, were invited on This Week in Missouri Politics to speak on major pieces of legislation as well as their opinion on the

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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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The Supreme Court of Exclusively Northern Missourians & the Crystal Ball is Back

By Scott Faughn, Missouri Times publisher Imagine a state split into three regions.  Now imagine two of the three have huge cities that dominate the state, while the third doesn’t. Now imagine the third region is the poorest of the three.  Now imagine a state court who touts diversity as something it is proud of. 

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There is a lot to be learned from Saturday’s protest

People around the nation had many takes on Saturday’s protests by women about the newly-elected President. However, organizers in both St. Louis and Kansas City should be commended for the enormous turnout with no rioting and no looting. They even got a permit and didn’t attempt to clog traffic. The interesting thing will be what

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5 THINGS… Greitens could mention in the State of the State

The newly-elected Governor showed that he may be one of the best orators to hold the office in a generation with his inaugural, but his address certainly wasn’t long on details. Inaugural addresses typically aren’t and the thousand people standing outside were likely grateful for the brevity. However, those who listen to a State of

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Even the smartest politicians have missteps every now and then

To be clear, I think that Jason Kander is one of the smartest politicians in the state. He seems to have an instinct about where the Democratic Party is going. He may have the best political instincts in the state. However, his performance last week should comfort every other politician in Missouri that even the

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TWMP: The St. Louis Blues’ Chris Zimmerman, Speaker Richardson and Right-to-Work

On Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, Chris Zimmerman, the president and CEO of the St. Louis Blues comes by the studio to discuss the success of the Winter Classic and the team’s hopes of renovating the Scottrade Center to remain competitive with other stadiums across the country. “We have generated well over

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TWMP: Jay Ashcroft, Trump and Christmas

On a holiday edition of This Week in Missouri Politics, host Scott Faughn welcomes Secretary of State-elect Jay Ashcroft to discuss his transition into the role, his plans for the office and what the results of the election showed. “This is an election where the people stood up and said, ‘We’re tired of government officials

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