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50 Years of Gubernatorial Portraits: Greitens forgoes official headshot, chooses family photo

50 Years of Gubernatorial Portraits: Greitens forgoes official headshot, chooses family photo

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Each new governor’s photo is posted in every state office, agency, and department across the state, but self-proclaimed outsider Gov. Eric Greitens is once again doing things a little differently. Greitens has chosen the family portrait to be used in state offices, as well as in the next Missouri Official Manual,

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Holden backs Trump’s pick for China ambassador

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – News broke in early December that President-elect Donald Trump selected Terry Branstad to serve as the U.S. ambassador to China. “Governor Branstad obviously is Iowa’s longest-serving governor, someone who has considerable public policy experience but also someone who has a lot of experience and great grasp of trade issues, agriculture issues,


State Senate Tip Sheet: July 2016

Heading into the home stretch of the primary season and with the 2nd quarter financial reports in, we took a look at the contested primary and general senate elections in the state.   COMPETITIVE PRIMARIES #1 SD 23 TOSS UP R+3.3 (Dempsey) This race is a TOSS UP, but it has been a roller coaster.

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5 Questions: Gov. Bob Holden on the presidential preference primary

Gov. Bob Holden served as governor from 2001–2005. As governor, he focused on health care, foster care, nursing home reform, and tax credit reform. Holden previously served as state treasurer and state representative. He now teaches political science and communication at Webster University.  Why do you support Secretary Hillary Clinton? She has the experience, the temperament,

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100+ List: Part 7

We have compiled our 2015 list of the 100+ people in the Missouri public policy process you need to know. A few changes have been made this year – media and legislative staff are not included, unless they were engaged as a campaign consultant as well. By no means is this the complete list, and


MWCA sends Missouri Students to China

Saint Louis, Mo. — For the first time in their history, Missouri Boys State and Missouri Girls State sent a handful of Missouri student leaders to China as part of a broader goal for the Midwest U.S.-China Association (MWCA). In the span of about 9 days, students from Missouri sat with U.S. Ambassador to China,


Column: Bob Holden – “Missouri: The Opportunity to Rise Above”

The recent acquittal of George Zimmerman and resulting fallout has painfully exposed the ever-present issue of racism once more. Historically Missouri has always been at the crossroads of this divisive struggle. From the Missouri Compromise of 1820, to the 10-year court battle to determine Dred Scott’s freedom (1847 to 1857) to the present day, Missouri