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SPEECH: Sen. Rob Schaaf’s on ethics, April 24, 2017

SPEECH: Sen. Rob Schaaf’s on ethics, April 24, 2017

Mr. President, To speak on a point of personal privilege… Thank you, Mr. President. Some words of advice that have long stayed with me are these words from Hamlet, by Shakespeare: “This above all– to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false

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Schaaf calls on Governor Greitens to bring ethics reform as promised

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – His voicemail flooded, calls around the clock, and his personal cell phone number made public… it was not a good weekend for Sen. Rob Schaaf. But just days after being attacked on social media and on the Senate floor for his ethics, Schaaf has turned the tables, now calling out the man

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Five Questions with… Rep. Hannah Kelly

With the legislative session taking a week-long hiatus for spring break, we sat down with five of the new freshmen legislators to discuss their perspectives after working in the Capitol for the first half of session. The fifth and final piece in this Q&A series features five questions with Rep. Hannah Kelly, R-Mountain Grove. The Missouri

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Five Questions with…Rep. Bruce DeGroot

With the legislative session taking a week-long hiatus for spring break, we sat down with five of the new freshmen legislators to discuss their perspectives after working in the Capitol for the first half of session. The first piece in this Q&A series features five questions with Rep. Bruce DeGroot, R-Chesterfield. The Missouri Times: As

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Missouri Soybean Association to gather at Capitol for annual meeting

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Soybean farmers and advocates from around the state will head to the Capital City next week for the annual meeting of the Missouri Soybean Association. The MSA and leaders in the soybean industry will converge on Monday, January 30th for two days of events, meeting with legislators and other members of

New metal detectors have been installed at the main entrances in accordance with the orders to increase security at the Missouri State Capitol.

MRTA lobby day cancelation raises concerns about new Capitol security measures

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Retired Teachers Association (MRTA) announced Wednesday afternoon they would cancel their seventh annual lobby day at the Missouri Capitol. The reason? An announcement on the MRTA website said it was “due to increased security measures by the new administration.” The Office of Administration installed three metal detectors at three

State and local dignitaries lower the capstone onto the dome of the Missouri State Capitol, nearly 240 feet above the ground. (Capitol Commission - Facebook)

Capitol Commission kicks off centennial with Capstone reception

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri State Capitol is turning 100 this year, and the Missouri State Capitol Commission is looking to celebrate. As legislators return to the statehouse for the first day of the legislative session, the commission will commemorate the laying of the building’s capstone in 1917 with a reception. The event is

Construction crews work to lay the old marble stones back in place on the front steps of the Capitol in Jefferson City. (Benjamin Peters/The Missouri Times)

Release: South side entrances to re-open as Office of Administration announces Phase I completion of State Capitol project

First phase of $40 million project to renovate and repair historic structure finished ahead of schedule JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Office of Administration today announced the completion of Phase I of the Missouri State Capitol construction project. As a result, all south side entrances will re-open immediately and are anticipated to remain open throughout

Construction crews work to lay the old marble stones back in place on the front steps of the Capitol in Jefferson City. (Benjamin Peters/The Missouri Times)

Deadline announced for construction of Capitol steps project

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After months of construction, the first phase of the Capitol building repairs is nearing completion with a final date set for finishing the project Friday, Dec. 23rd, just a few weeks before the inauguration of the new governor. The Missouri State Capitol Commission released the final date during Tuesday’s regularly scheduled

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Why a tax return might matter

I’ve always been a believer that people running for office were not resigned to having a to give out any more information than they choose to, and no one is obligated to voting for anyone either. If Donald Trump doesn’t want to give out his tax returns, then it’s his right not to, but if

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