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Lawmakers call for monthly reports on state’s lawsuit settlements

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

Attorney General Josh Hawley enacts strict internal ethics policy

Jefferson City, MO –Attorney General Josh Hawley has implemented the toughest ethics policy of any Attorney General’s office (AGO) in the country. Immediately upon assuming office, Hawley issued a memorandum imposing new ethics requirements on all AGO employees. “As the chief law-enforcement agency in the State of Missouri, the attorney general’s office must adhere to

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Right-to-work opponents look to ban legislation as Republicans push forward

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following a Republican surge in the November general election, the conservative base is primed to deliver on a promise they’ve made for some time now: Missouri will be the next right-to-work state. Right-to-work has been at the very forefront of Republican priorities for years, but with Gov. Jay Nixon vetoing any


Release: Missouri Soybean Association Endorses Hawley for Attorney General

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jefferson City, Mo. – The Missouri Soybean Association board of directors has voted to endorse Josh Hawley for attorney general in next week’s election. “Josh Hawley has shown a commitment to agriculture and that he supports our state’s top industry,” said Matt McCrate, Missouri Soybean Association president and a soybean farmer from


Races for Statewide Executive Offices: A Week in Review

Less than two weeks away from Election Day, and the stakes are still high in the races for executive office. Republicans have the advantage when it comes to raising funds in the race for lieutenant governor, secretary of state and treasurer, but having money doesn’t necessarily guarantee a victory on November 8th. Here’s the latest


Release: AG Koster: Missouri joins $41.2M multistate settlement with Hyundai, Kia over fuel economy claims

Missouri will receive $969,000 to resolve allegations of state consumer protection law violations Jefferson City, Mo – Attorney General Chris Koster announced today that Missouri will receive $969,231 as part of a multistate settlement with automakers Hyundai and Kia to resolve claims that the companies misrepresented the mileage and fuel economy ratings for some of

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TWMP: Koster, gun rights and the treasurer’s race

Attorney General Chris Koster joins host Scott Faughn on Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics to talk about his campaign to become Missouri’s next governor. The two discuss his commitment to the 2nd Amendment from his time as a prosecutor and as a law enforcement official. “Nobody’s going to take any Missourian’s guns,

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Hensley moves into the spotlight in attorney general race

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A month before the general election, the race for attorney general gained some focus this week as both the Democratic and Republican nominees released television ads. Democrat Teresa Hensley is coming off a tightly contested but low-profile victory in the primary and focusing on building name ID. Her opponent, Josh Hawley, built


September Tip Sheet: Statewides

Governor The heavyweight fight of Missouri politics. Conventional wisdom was that Chris Koster would start the fall campaign with a half step lead of any Republican after a very divisive primary, and that seems to be where this campaign starts with Koster up 8 percent in our latest poll. He has taken his head start


Farm Bureau releases State Fair straw poll results

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Farm Bureau released the results of their traditional election year State Fair straw poll Thursday. The poll asked fair attendees who they would vote for on the Nov. 8 ballot for U.S. Senate, governor, lt. governor, attorney general and whether they supported the continuation of the 1/10th cent state parks