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TWMP: The one-and-only Kit Bond, the charter school bill, and more labor reform

On Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, the legendary former Missouri Governor and Senator Christopher “Kit” Bond joins host Scott Faughn to discuss the biggest problems facing the state, his opinion on Gov. Eric Greitens and the job he’s done so far, as well as some advice he might have for the first


TWMP: Rehder, right-to-work, and ethics

Rep. Holly Rehder joins This Week in Missouri Politics as host Scott Faughn’s special guest to discuss her right-to-work bill that will be debated on the floor next week. She outlines the benefits of right-to-work, why the issue is so contentious, and how it will make Missouri more competitive in attracting businesses. “We are looking

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10 TWMP episodes to countdown the New Year

The time between Christmas and New Years is a strange lull for Missouri politicos where to-do lists seem impossible to complete, but time is randomly and unsatisfyingly available. To fill the lull in your holidays, we suggest watching ten of the most notable episodes of This Week in Missouri Politics since the show’s start two

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TWMP: Bruce Franks, the presidential debate and Koster’s lead

Sunday on This Week in Missouri Politics, host Scott Faughn sits down with Bruce Franks, the Democratic nominee for the 78th House District, to discuss his win over Rep. Penny Hubbard in a contested primary. He discussed his desire to represent the community, the controversy and court battle surrounding a special election, and how to

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I get easily confused, are moderates good or bad?

I have to admit I’m just a simple hillbilly. Admittedly, I ain’t never been to an Ivy League school like Yale. However, one time I did get poison ivy in a patch of woods round by Yukon, Missourah. For our Ivy League readers, that’s in central Texas County. Maybe that’s why I get so easily

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TWMP: Parson vs. Randles for lieutenant governor

On a special episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, host Scott Faughn speaks with both of the Republican candidates for lieutenant governor. State Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar, and former Missouri Club for Growth president Bev Randles speak about why they want to become the lieutenant governor, what sets them apart, what the most important

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TWMP: John Brunner and transparency

On Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, John Brunner takes the stage as the show continues the series focusing on gubernatorial candidates. Brunner said on the campaign trail, the overwhelming concern Missourians hold is jobs and the economy. Brunner responds to the attack ad which started airing this week, calling for committee transparency.

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TWMP: Jay Ashcroft, St. Louis County election problems, and the earnings tax

On the next episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, Secretary of State candidate Jay Ashcroft comes onto the show to talk about the election debacle in St. Louis County, SJR 39 and the photo voter ID. Host Scott Faughn also welcomes the opinion maker panel made up of Missourians for a Balanced Energy Future

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TWMP Preview: Mike Kehoe, and the Republican gubernatorial race heats up

On the special Missouri Lincoln Days 2016 episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, sits down with host Scott Faughn to discuss his confidence in passing ethics legislation, the firing of Melissa Click by the University of Missouri Board of Curators, tort reform, and his role as the majority floor leader. They

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TWMP Preview: Speaker Todd Richardson, lobbying reform, and “The Assassination of St Louis by the Coward Stan Kroenke”

On the first installment of This Week in Missouri Politics for 2016, host Scott Faughn asks Speaker of the House Todd Richardson about the upcoming session. Richardson speaks about his willingness to get ethics reform on Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk, ways to improve the economy, including tax cuts, the possible death knell of the stadium