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State Treasurer Eric Schmitt testifies in support of right-to-work legislation Jan. 10, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/ THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Schmitt prepares to roll out MO ABLE program

Schmitt prepares to roll out MO ABLE program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Treasurer Eric Schmitt will roll out the Missouri Achieving a Better Life (MO ABLE) program Monday. The program will allow families and individuals with either physical or mental disabilities to set up designated savings accounts to pay for expenses related to their special needs. The savings accounts are used to help pay

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Court plan at center of determining new Supreme Court judge questioned by some, including Greitens

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On Feb. 28 and March 1, a select group of seven people will determine three candidates from a field of 31 to move onto the final selection process to become the next judge on the Missouri Supreme Court. Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court Patricia Breckenridge will chair the group,


Kraus offers tax cutting legislation to Ways and Means amid budget shortfall

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, presented two bills to the Senate Ways and Means Committee aimed at cutting taxes for corporations in the state. One was supported well by those who came to Jefferson City to testify, and one was not. First, SB 16 garnered praise from business organizations around the


Nixon sets date for special election to fill vacant House seat

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon announced Friday he would set a special election to fill the seat for the 50th district in the Missouri House of Representatives for Aug. 8, 2017. Rep. Caleb Jones resigned the seat earlier this week to serve as Gov.-elect Eric Greitens’ Deputy Cheif of Staff. The 50th district comprises parts of

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Missouri Times Magazine now available online

The first edition of the Missouri Times Magazine hit offices just in time for the start of the legislative session, but now, you can read the magazine in its entirety online. The magazine features profiles on several major players in Missouri politics, Q&As with lobbyists, an in-depth look at the renovations project at the Capitol,


Grate joins GPS Impact

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After serving as the deputy chief of staff for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, Channing Ansley Grate has landed her next job. The public relations pro will be joining GPS Impact as their “Senior Communications Strategist.” Grate boasts more than a decade of experience in the world of politics, having spent time

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Cybersecurity Task Force releases action plan to improve

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s Cybersecurity Task Force released its recommendations for both private and public entities to achieve greater protection against online threats. Those recommendations include the creation of a designated cybersecurity institute, modifying K-12 curriculum to include cybersecurity related studies, and providing multiple avenues to assist private entities to protect themselves from cybersecurity threats.

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TOP 10: January 2017 Missouri Times Magazine Quotes

Next week, the first edition of The Missouri Times Magazine will hit the Capital, and before it comes out, we would like to preview some of the best excerpts of content within that magazine. Some stories range from the future of ridesharing legislation to Gov.-elect Eric Greitens commitment to Missouri law enforcement to State Auditor

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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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Gov. Nixon touts growing attendance at Missouri State Parks

For the first time, attendance tops 20 million JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon can add another accomplishment to the list he has built during his time as governor. The Governor on Wednesday announced that, for the first time, more than 20 million people visited Show Me State parks in a single year. It’s