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Missouri Supreme Court upholds most provisions of municipal court reform law

Missouri Supreme Court upholds most provisions of municipal court reform law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Supreme Court’s latest issued ruling is striking down provisions of a controversial municipal court reform law, SB 5. While signing the bill into law, then Gov. Jay Nixon called it the “most sweeping” municipal court reform bill in state history. Now, it’s losing some of its effect. The law,


House lawmakers seek to improve public opinion of law enforcement with transparency bills

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri lawmakers have made a point of standing behind the members of law enforcement, with the House recently passing several bills regarding police protection. But the debate has also brought up concerns over the perceived lack of action by the General Assembly to address the issues highlighted by the 2014 shooting

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Q&A with former Congressman Allen West

Former Congressman and retired Army Lt. Col. Allen West will be heading to the Show Me State in two weeks, where he’ll be the keynote speaker at the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association’s ‘Straight Talk’ event.  The Missouri Times caught up with the former Republican representative of Florida’s 22nd Congressional District to discuss his views on several


Democrats question feasibility of Greitens’ State of the State proposals

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — After Gov. Eric Greitens first State of the State speech — which can be read here — Democratic leadership in the House and Senate wondered how Greitens would pay for many of his proposals, especially since he did not go into detail about his budget priorities. “Breaking with generations of past

Eric Greitens campaign rally Aug. 27

Greitens taps Drew Juden as next Public Safety Director

ST. LOUIS – Gov.-elect Eric Greitens has tapped Charles “Drew” Juden III to serve as the next Director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety. The incoming governor announced the nomination Monday morning during a press conference at Zisser Tire & Auto, one of several local businesses vandalized and looted during the riots in Ferguson.


Rep.-elect Schroer looks to take on crime in first session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Members of the state government are taking a stand this year in an effort to protect the law enforcement officers and first responders of Missouri. Rep.-elect Nick Schroer, R-O’Fallon, is one such legislator. The new representative’s first four bills pre-filed all center around the issues of crime and safety in some

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Leaders credit Koster for filling leadership void during Ferguson, but some accounts differ

ST. LOUIS – The recent gubernatorial forum had its fair share of contentious moments between Attorney General Chris Koster and Republican nominee Eric Greitens. However, a comment Greitens made about Koster’s handling of the protests and subsequent riots in Ferguson raised eyebrows and sparked a flurry of varying accounts from two years ago. The comment


Berry campaign releases financial data, chastises Republican operative Chris Howard for the loss

ST LOUIS – Paul Berry’s unsuccessful campaign in the Republican primary for the 1st Congressional District seat, held currently by Congressman Lacy Clay may not have turned over his report to the FEC, but he did turn over his financial records to The Missouri Times. While the records show a campaign starved of fundraising, it

Attorney General Chris Koster (right) receives the endorsement of Rick Inglima of the Fraternal Order of Police in Columbia, Missouri Aug. 16, 2016.

Fraternal Order of Police endorses Koster

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Democratic gubernatorial nominee Chris Koster officially received the endorsement of the Missouri Fraternal Order of Police (MFOP) Tuesday. He toured the state to tout their support with leaders from the 6,500-member strong organization. Koster hit stops in Kansas City, Springfield, Columbia and St. Louis. In Columbia, Koster said the endorsement was as personal as it


Lawsuit filed against St. Louis municipalities for ‘debtors’ prison scheme’

ST. LOUIS – A legal group filed a class action lawsuit against 13 St. Louis County municipalities for defrauding residents with legal system abuse on Tuesday. The Arch City Defenders (ACD), a nonprofit law firm that serves those in poverty, brought the suit. The group alleges that municipalities have abused, manipulated and extorted the poor and disproportionately African-American people