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Lawmakers call for more government transparency during Sunshine Week

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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Campaign contribution law bans corporation donations to all candidates

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The new implementation of Missouri’s campaign contribution law could potentially present problems for candidates at local levels. The new law passed during the November election by a large margin of Missouri voters places limits and rules on how candidates and committees can accept donations, including how much can be donated. Perhaps

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Senators reject pay increases, accuse Gov. Greitens of using intimidation tactics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – What began as a debate over a resolution that would give lawmakers and state officials a pay raise quickly became a heated and tense affair as senators called on Gov. Eric Greitens to apologize for his alleged use of “strong-armed tactics”. The resolution in question was HCR 4, which concerns pay

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There is a lot to be learned from Saturday’s protest

People around the nation had many takes on Saturday’s protests by women about the newly-elected President. However, organizers in both St. Louis and Kansas City should be commended for the enormous turnout with no rioting and no looting. They even got a permit and didn’t attempt to clog traffic. The interesting thing will be what

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Could Missouri pay for your political contributions?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Should Missourians get a tax credit for making campaign contributions? A new bill looks to do just that. Senate Bill 1, sponsored by Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, has been titled the ‘Taxation with Representation Act.’ The phrase is ‘no taxation without representation’ comes from America’s own history, as colonists in the

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5 THINGS… Greitens could mention in the State of the State

The newly-elected Governor showed that he may be one of the best orators to hold the office in a generation with his inaugural, but his address certainly wasn’t long on details. Inaugural addresses typically aren’t and the thousand people standing outside were likely grateful for the brevity. However, those who listen to a State of

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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

Gov. Eric Greitens announces his pick for the new COO. PHOTO/THE MISSOURI TIMES - BEN PETERS

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of Jan. 9

  Easily the largest news to come from the governor’s office this week is the fact that it has a new resident. Monday saw the swearing in of Gov. Eric Greitens, who bills himself as a conservative outsider intent on fixing the Capitol’s image of corruption and unethical conduct. The swearing-in ceremony for Greitens and

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