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50 Years of Gubernatorial Portraits: Greitens forgoes official headshot, chooses family photo

50 Years of Gubernatorial Portraits: Greitens forgoes official headshot, chooses family photo

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Each new governor’s photo is posted in every state office, agency, and department across the state, but self-proclaimed outsider Gov. Eric Greitens is once again doing things a little differently. Greitens has chosen the family portrait to be used in state offices, as well as in the next Missouri Official Manual,

Eric Greitens announcing his candidacy for Governor.

Right-to-work opponents look to ban legislation as Republicans push forward

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following a Republican surge in the November general election, the conservative base is primed to deliver on a promise they’ve made for some time now: Missouri will be the next right-to-work state. Right-to-work has been at the very forefront of Republican priorities for years, but with Gov. Jay Nixon vetoing any

Gov. Jay Nixon greets representatives as he enters the House chamber for his final State of the State speech, Jan. 20, 2016. (Travis Zimpfer/Missouri Times)

Gov. Nixon announces appointments to elected official compensation review commission

Missouri Citizens’ Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials is charged with conducting at least four public hearings and issuing a salary compensation report to the Secretary of State JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Hours after the Missouri picked Eric Greitens as the next governor of the Show Me State, the sitting governor announced ten new appointments to the Missouri

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MOGOV Race: Breaking down the numbers by media market

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Governor’s race is officially neck-and-neck in Missouri, and the breakdown of support for each candidate based on the region’s media markets shows favorability in the larger markets swinging in favor of the Democratic candidate, while the smaller, rural regions show heavy support for Republicans. Here’s a breakdown of how

Wagner and Galloway to discuss women and politics

ST. LOUIS – Congresswoman Ann Wagner and State Auditor Nicole Galloway will discuss the 2016 election, politics and what’s next for women leaders at a St. Louis Regional Chamber event co-sponsored by Venture Cafe and the Women’s Policy Network of Missouri this month. The event will take place Oct. 27 at Venture Cafe from 4

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Sinquefield, Forsee leading UM Review Commission

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The recently appointed members of the University of Missouri Review Commission met Friday for the first time to elect leadership and chart their path in examining the University of Missouri System. House Chief Clerk Adam Crumbliss guided the commission through introductions of staff and resources at the Commission’s disposal, which is


‘Bring Jobs Home Act’ and port investment bill signed by Nixon

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A bill designed to reclaim businesses that have left the state and better Missouri’s port infrastructure was signed into law by Gov. Jay Nixon Tuesday. The “Bring Jobs Home Act,” sponsored by Rep. John McCaherty, R-High Ridge, and handled by Sen. Paul Wieland, R-Imperial, was attached to Wieland’s SB 861 after four years of

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Nixon vetoes constitutional carry bill; GOP vows to attempt override

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a constitutional carry gun rights bill on Monday, prompting GOP lawmakers to vow to attempt an override in September. Senate Bill 656, sponsored by state Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, would have removed requirements that gun owners would have to undergo training and background checks to carry a concealed firearm


$262 million going to Missouri colleges and universities

JOPLIN, Mo. – Two pieces of legislation signed by Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday in Joplin, Mo., will set aside $262 million that is to be invested in Missouri’s colleges and universities, including more than $16 million in upgrades at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin. Nixon said the improvements will be made through the

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CTE took work from across the board to become a law, lobbyist says

Elizabeth Lauber wants people to know that, when Gov. Jay Nixon signed Senate Bill 620 on Monday, it represented more than two years of hard work by countless people who were interested in establishing a technical education certificate for Missouri high schools. “There were a lot of people interested in making this happen,” said Lauber,