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Five Questions with… Rep. Mark Ellebracht

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

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Tort reform measure would alter punitive damage cases to use a two-jury system

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — House Republicans continued their relentless tort reform efforts with a bill in the House Litigation Reform Committee Monday that would affect the way punitive damages are handled in the state. After hearings on topics as big as the collateral source rule change bill, the adoption of the Daubert witness standards and

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Right-to-work opponents look to ban legislation as Republicans push forward

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following a Republican surge in the November general election, the conservative base is primed to deliver on a promise they’ve made for some time now: Missouri will be the next right-to-work state. Right-to-work has been at the very forefront of Republican priorities for years, but with Gov. Jay Nixon vetoing any

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Lasater receives $250k for Senate campaign

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Republican leaders in Missouri are throwing their support – and money – behind former state representative Brent Lasater via a political action committee targeting the district. Lasater, R-Independence, is seeking the senate seat for District 11 this election, and recent contributions look to propel him into the seat. Those contributions, all donated

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Greitens refills war chest after contentious primary

ST. LOUIS – After a four-way primary fight, Eric Greitens stood above his opponents victorious, but his win came at a price. Although he has raised a whopping total of $13.4 million, Greitens’ coffers got as low as $628,238 after the election, according to the cash on hand he reported in his “30-Day After Primary Election”

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DeLear, Matthiesen pitch solutions to West Lake woes on campaign trail

Unconventional as it may seem, the race to replace the outgoing Rep. Bill Otto in the 70th House District may revolve around a landfill. The West Lake Landfill has been a hot topic in the towns of Bridgeton, Maryland Heights and Spanish Village and other townships for years. Since 2010, a smoldering fire has threatened

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Humphreys gets set for general election with new donations

JOPLIN, Mo. – If anyone in Missouri had a good night on Aug. 2, it was David Humphreys, the Joplin-based Missouri mega-donor who has donated millions to candidates who support right-to-work legislation. Aside from Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder’s loss to Eric Greitens in the Republican gubernatorial primary, most of Humphreys’ recipients emerged victorious. Joshua Hawley toppled state

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Pouche challenging Corlew in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In his second session in the legislature, Rep. Kevin Corlew, R-Kansas City, ushered several court reforms to final passage, but some of that legislation, as well as a vote against right-to-work last year, could preclude a return to Jefferson City. While his tort reforms will give his general election opponent plenty

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