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Sen. Bob Dixon speaks about his anger with Senate leadership's decision to move to previous question on the floor of the Senate Thursday, March 10. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Dark money debate turns into a question of honor on the Senate floor

Dark money debate turns into a question of honor on the Senate floor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Honor. That one single word, a simple term, affects everything in the Missouri Senate in their every action, thought, or emotion. Ethics. Another word, one that seems to go hand-in-hand with the first. Having finally finished the budget late Thursday night, the Senate returned Friday morning to finally take up an

Sen. Rob Schaaf filibusters PDMP legislation. May 12, 2016

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Senators present list of bills they will not filibuster

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A group of Missouri senators used their time yesterday when the Senate adjourned after less than 10 minutes to produce a list of bills they felt would be uncontroversial if taken up by the chamber. Sen. Rob Schaaf, who has stood against Senate leadership and Gov. Eric Greitens in the past

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Schaaf gets hearing on ‘dark money’ legislation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Rob Schaaf got his wish Tuesday morning when the Senate Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee met to hear testimony on a bill that would force the disclosure of contributions to political nonprofits. The senator says the bill is necessary for healthy political discourse. “Without disclosure, voters lack the

Gov. Eric Greitens boards a Lyft vehicle.

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of April 24

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – This week, the governor’s office featured far more chalupas than anyone probably thought it would. 1. Thousands of new jobs. 2. Convenient rides for the people. 3. Steak Chalupas. It’s a great day for Missouri. WATCH: pic.twitter.com/O7tJ4ZQP5p — Eric Greitens (@EricGreitens) April 24, 2017 Okay, so it was just the one

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Kehoe still optimistic on passing lobbyist gift reform, despite old and new challenges

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The fight for ethics reform in the Missouri Senate may run into a larger wall, due to ongoing battles in the Senate. Sen. Rob Schaaf again figures to be an important player on whether or not Senate Majority Leader Mike Kehoe’s SB 305, a bill banning lobbyist gifts, gets through the

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Five Questions with… Rep. Mark Ellebracht

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 fourth piece in this Q&A series features five questions with Rep. Mark Ellebracht, D-Liberty. The Missouri Times: What

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Lawmakers call for more government transparency during Sunshine Week

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The calls for more government transparency continue to ring out through the Missouri Capitol as the state recognizes Sunshine Week. The annual nationwide initiative seeks to remind lawmakers and government officials to renew their commitments to the state’s open records and government transparency laws. “Missourians have long agreed that government should operate

Gov. Eric Greitens speaks during his inauguration ceremony on the Capitol steps Jan. 9, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

House Democrats file bill to require future governors to disclose inaugural donor information

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The questions surrounding how Gov. Eric Greitens paid for his inauguration celebration remain unanswered, with many wondering if and how much money the Republican governor took from corporations and lobbyists. Greitens campaigned on a promise to clean up corruption in Jefferson City, and despite his calls for transparency among “crooked politicians,” the

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Greitens donor’s donor still a mystery

In July, the Missouri Times reported the $2 million donation to Republican Eric Greitens from the mysterious SEALs for Truth PAC set a state record for the single largest contribution in Missouri history. After months of waiting, the state finally knows who funded the PAC – sort of. A group called the American Policy Coalition gave $2

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