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Rep. Randy Dunn gavels the chamber in his final day in the Missouri General Assembly May 12, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Tim Bommel/HOUSE COMMS)

Dunn to resign from office, pursue community development career

Dunn to resign from office, pursue community development career

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Rep. Randy Dunn, D-Kansas City, officially announced Thursday he will resign his office effective May 31. “The decision to leave was certainly a bittersweet one and it was not an easy decision for me to make,” Dunn told The Missouri Times. “Despite serving in the superminority, I loved the work I

Rep. Mark Ellebracht reads his letter asking Gov. Eric Greitens to veto SB 43 May 10, 2017. (Travis ZImpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Democrats ask Greitens to veto discrimination bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Democrats made one final, desperate attempt to defeat SB 43 Wednesday morning by gathering outside of Gov. Eric Greitens’ office to deliver letters urging him to veto the bill. Each representative wrote their own letters stating their opposition to the legislation. Rep. Mark Ellebracht read from his own letter, elucidating

Rep. Holly Rehder argues for the apssage of the right-to-work bill she carried in the House Feb. 2, 2017. (Courtesy of Tim Bommel/House Communications)

House passes right-to-work bill, Greitens expected to sign Friday

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Union workers filled the House galleries Thursday morning only to witness one of the most devastating defeats for organized labor in Missouri history. The House passed Sen. Dan Brown’s SB 19, the right-to-work bill, with a vote of 100-59. Gov. Eric Greitens will likely sign the bill Friday. The day was a long

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Democrats file ethics reform legislation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Seven House Democrats filed seven “anti-corruption” bills with the hopes of reforming the culture in Jefferson City, one of the stated goals of Republican Gov.-elect Eric Greitens’ campaign. Led by House Minority Whip Kip Kendrick, D-Columbia, the seven bills call for some aggressive policy changes in order to reform what are still

Rep. Jacob Hummel, D-St. Louis, speaks to union members at a rally March 30, 2016. (Travis Zimpfer/ Missouri Times)

Inside Man: Hummel reflects on time as minority floor leader

With only three weeks left as House Minority Leader, Rep. Jacob Hummel is naturally retrospective. The St. Louis Democrat has led his party to a handful of key victories for his side of the aisle during his stint as minority leader, while the Republican supermajority has consolidated its grip on the Missouri General Assembly. But

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Razer looks to replace departing LaFaver

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Born in the Missouri bootheel to graduating from the University of Missouri to living and working in Kansas City, Greg Razer, a deputy regional director of Northwest Missouri for Sen. Claire McCaskill, has been shaped by experiences in Missouri. Now, he wants to help govern the state by representing the 25th District. With

House Democrats offer ‘plan to keep Missourians safe’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri House Democrats released a statement today promoting a plan regarding refugee programs, which they say offers real action in contrast with Republicans’ “do-nothing approach.” The release was issued one hour ahead of a House committee hearing scheduled to address refugee concerns.  Democrats hope to see larger support for law enforcement,

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