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Blunt makes short surprise visit to Missouri House

Blunt makes short surprise visit to Missouri House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt made a surprise visit to the Missouri House of Representatives Wednesday morning, speaking just after the morning prayer and Pledge of Allegiance. In a wide-ranging speech to the chamber, Blunt hit on topics from EPA regulation, President Donald Trump’s assumption of office in January, and the unique

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Schaaf, Fitzpatrick headed towards collision course on managed care

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Rob Schaaf has made his opposition to managed care expansion well-known on this session, often speaking against the rollout of a new deal negotiated in 2015 to provide managed care to Missourians not located along the I-70 corridor. However, he reached a new pitch Thursday when he had strong words for

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Billington shows strong fundraising in bid to replace Richardson

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –  Republican committeeman and business owner Hardy Billington looks to be well on his way in his bid to claim the 152nd District Seat. In his first quarterly finance report, the candidate ended the quarter with an excess of 100 individual contributors and more than $85,000 on hand, a strong start for

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MTC funding cuts could be sore spot for both St. Louis and legislators

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri state lawmakers are looking at making majors cuts in funding to the Missouri Technology Corporation (MTC), and it’s leaving a bad taste in some legislators’ mouths. “I understand that a lot of these companies are what are driving the engine that are actually helping the state in a certain realm,” Sen.

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Opponents come on strong in House General Laws hearing on gun legislation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Four gun bills and a standing-room-only hearing was a definite sign that Monday’s meeting of the House General Laws committee was in for a long afternoon. Prior to the meeting, the committee had specified that, with such issues on the table, only two minutes of testimony would be taken from opponents

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Rehder: ‘…running for Speaker is in the cards’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Holly Rehder’s eyes may be set on a new goal: winning the House Speaker’s seat. Rehder discussed the possibility of running for the seat while appearing on this week’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics. “I think running for Speaker is in the cards,” she told Scott Faughn on

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House approves state’s $27 billion budget, Senate approval to come

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House has officially fulfilled their duties in signing off on the state’s spending plan for the next fiscal year. Less than 48 hours after perfecting the state’s budget, the House pushed forward in their one mission mandated by the state constitution, third reading and passing all thirteen appropriations bills

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The House Budget Debates: Appropriations bills perfected after long day in the chamber

JEFFERSON CITY, – The Missouri House began the process of perfecting the state’s budget Tuesday morning, taking up the appropriations bills. Before taking up the legislation, both parties had agreed to each side getting a total of three hours each to use as they please in the process. After more than six hours of debate

Gov. Eric Greitens speaks at the Missouri Right to Life legislative day March 14, 2017 as MRL President applauds in the background. (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Greitens announces plan to bring high speed internet to all Missouri Schools

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens announced Monday afternoon that he would be putting $45 million to establish rural broadband internet access in the state of Missouri. Rural broadband is frequently cited by agricultural and rural communities as a primary need for the state to advance and match urban and suburban areas. Greitens newly

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8 changes to note in the House budget

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the Missouri House prepares to take up the House Budget Committee’s work this week, we take a look at a number of things in the budget that are noteworthy for a variety of reasons. We start with number one: the education foundation formula. 1. Fully funding the education foundation formula

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