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Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal testifies before the House Budget Committee on her buyout bill for residents near West Lake Landfill April 26, 2017 (Travis Zimpfer/The MISSOURI TIMES)

EPA releases another report showing no radiation danger outside Westlake Landfill

EPA releases another report showing no radiation danger outside Westlake Landfill

ST. LOUIS — The Environmental Protection Agency today released further information that the area outside West Lake Landfill does not possess radioactive waste, another in a series of scientific reports calling into question the credibility of some activists uproar. The latest study affirms House Republicans decision not to spend $1,000,000 in taxpayer money to buyout

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Pruitt says EPA will soon have plan for West Lake Landfill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – There may be some good news for ongoing saga developing over the West Lake Landfill. Speaking on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” program, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said that the agency will soon have a plan regarding the West Lake Landfill just outside of St. Louis. When asked by Steve

Gov. Eric Greitens and Rep. Kirk Mathews work to fill sandbags in preparation of flooding in the Show-Me State. (Facebook Photo)

Will Missouri be declared a federal disaster zone? It all depends on Trump

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The state of Missouri is still in the process of recovering from deadly flooding that roared through the state last week, but the question on the minds of many is this: will a federal disaster be declared? The Show-Me State has expended all available resources to provide relief to those affected

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USDOT revises lobbying, subscription rules for grantees

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) issued a memo yesterday to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) grantees, including organizations such as Drivewyze and HELP, Inc., who provide weigh-in motion (WIM) sensors throughout the country. Both Drivewyze and HELP, Inc. companies received “official notification” via email from MoDOT in April that they were recommended for

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)

Greitens named to Council of Governors by Trump

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens received good news Monday when he was one of just seven governors named to the Council of Governors by President Donald Trump. The Council of Governors, a bipartisan organization made of state governors, advises on matters of national defense, the national guard and defense support to local authorities.

U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner meets with Missourians during the annual Lincoln Days event in Springfield, Mo.

Soros-backed group targets Wagner’s district with new ads

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An organization tied to Democratic mega donor George Soros has sent out a targeted ad to several Congressional districts around the country, including Missouri Congresswoman Ann Wagner, speaking against efforts by President Donald Trump to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The American Bridge 21st Century Foundation describes itself as a

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Blunt makes short surprise visit to Missouri House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt made a surprise visit to the Missouri House of Representatives Wednesday morning, speaking just after the morning prayer and Pledge of Allegiance. In a wide-ranging speech to the chamber, Blunt hit on topics from EPA regulation, President Donald Trump’s assumption of office in January, and the unique

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Working with Trump ‘amazing,’ says Wagner

ST. LOUIS – Congresswoman Ann Wagner made an appearance on the April 16 episode of This Week in Missouri Politics to speak about her work in Washington under a new president. Wagner made sure to emphasize her work with President Donald Trump. When asked about her work with Trump on legislation, she mentioned that she’s

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Wagner sets high mark in fundraising, pre-empting possible Senate run

WASHINGTON – Missouri Congresswoman Ann Wagner had her largest fundraising quarter in history during the first quarter of 2017, raking in just over $800,000 in the first three months of the year. That figure almost doubles the single largest quarter she previously had in terms of fundraising when she received just over $500,000 from July

Attorney General Josh Hawley at the Federalist Society's Capitol Forum Jan. 23, 2017

Hawley asked by prominent Republicans to run for Senate in 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Several prominent Republicans signed an open letter urging newly-elected Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley to run for U.S. Senate in 2018. Former Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, former U.S. Senator from Missouri Jack Danforth, former State Sen. Jane Cunningham, and Republican megadonor David Humphreys were among the seven who signed the letter.

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