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RELEASE: U.S. term limits resolution advances in Missouri Legislature

Jefferson City, MO – United for Missouri’s Executive Director Carl Bearden praised the Missouri State Senate’s Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions, and Ethics Committee for recommending passage of Missouri’s U.S. Term Limit concurrent resolution (SCR14). SCR14 applies to Congress for the calling of an Article V convention of states to propose an amendment to the United

Eric Greitens speaks at a campaign event at the University of Missouri Oct. 1, 2015. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

MEC complaint filed against Greitens for SEALs for Truth donation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The largest single political donation in Missouri history has come under more scrutiny in the final week leading up to the Aug. 2 primary. Former Rep. Carl Bearden, filed a complaint with the Missouri Ethics Commission (MEC) over the $1.975 million donation Republican gubernatorial candidate and former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens received

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TWMP: Catherine Hanaway and the SD23 GOP primary

On Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, host Scott Faughn speaks with former House Speaker Catherine Hanaway on the home stretch of the Republican GOP primary for governor. They talk about tensions between African-Americans and the police, steps she would take to make laws more strict for both people who target police and police who

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United for Missouri calls SB 1096 a big increase on small tobacco companies

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – United for Missouri urged its supporters to oppose Senate Bill 1096, the legislation that would force smaller tobacco manufacturers to pay into the tobacco settlement fund. The group likened the legislation to a 400 percent tax increase on small tobacco companies that would be passed onto consumers and claimed senators supporting the

Catherine Hanaway speaks at a campaign event in St. Louis Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. (PHOTO/Travis Zimpfer - The Missouri Times)

Catherine Hanaway: Missouri’s Red State Architect

Catherine Hanaway, the first female Speaker of the House in Missouri, spent a sizable portion of her political career as a representative transforming Missouri from a national bellwether into a state that has progressively become more crimson in the last decade-and-a-half. After more than ten years outside of elected office, she now hopes to become

Texts from the Trail: Presidential politics dividing Missouri politicos into different camps

the sides began to align in Missouri in the presidential race. House Speaker Todd Richardson, who is leading the Marco Rubio effort, was joined by Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard and Congressman Jason Smith, in rolling out several dozen state legislators joining him in endorsing the Florida senator for president. The Speaker told Mark Reardon


Republicans, Democrats, will have frantic weekend ahead of override vote

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Democrats are looking to circle the wagons while Republicans are counting heads in the House on a promised attempt to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of Senate Bill 509, a tax cut bill. Nixon vetoed the bill late Thursday afternoon after spending two weeks barnstorming around the state, saying the cut


Republicans gear up for the 8th Congressional District’s Campaign University

— The 8th Congressional District is hosting its first Campaign University event this Saturday in Poplar Bluff. The event is intended to be an opportunity for current and future candidates at all levels to come learn the basics of campaigning, ranging from fundraising to social media. “This is an opportunity for people who have good