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Schaaf calls on Governor Greitens to bring ethics reform as promised

Schaaf calls on Governor Greitens to bring ethics reform as promised

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – His voicemail flooded, calls around the clock, and his personal cell phone number made public… it was not a good weekend for Sen. Rob Schaaf. But just days after being attacked on social media and on the Senate floor for his ethics, Schaaf has turned the tables, now calling out the man

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Senate debates ridesharing bill days after Jefferson City approves Uber in capital city

Jefferson City, Mo. – Just two days after Uber received approval from Jefferson City to operate inside the city limits, the Missouri Senate has taken up HB 130 for a third reading. The legislation, passed out of the House in late January, seeks to give ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft the ability to operate

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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,

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Austin Chambers: Missouri is the backdrop for another national political star

Missouri has been the backdrop for several of the nation’s leading political figures, from Jack Oliver to Joyce Aboussie to Jeff Roe, and in 2016, Missouri became a big part of the story of a new rising star in national politics: Austin Chambers. Chambers managed the campaign of Gov.-elect Eric Greitens, and is now serving

Republican gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens speaks to the audience during a town hall event in Jefferson City.

Greitens defends campaign donations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens campaigned in Jefferson City on Friday night, looking to draw more support from the capital city. But after speaking to a crowd of more than 75 people at the Chamber of Commerce, the Republican took a defensive stance when asked about a large donation made to his campaign. The $1.9

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Texts from the Trail: Turning 2016 Jefferson City, Missouri into 1692 Salem, Massachusetts

Most of these moralistic crusades start off with good intentions born out of some high profile scandal that leads good people to overreact in their response. We learned at the Salem Witch Trials that you can typically look for the people shouting their morality the loudest to be the ones you need to watch the

Watts to visit Jefferson City

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Former Republican Congressman J.C. Watts from Oklahoma will be keynoting the 2016 Cole County Lincoln Day Dinner on Monday, February 15. Watts played football for the Oklahoma Sooners and professionally in the Canadian Football League before serving as a congressman from 1995 to 2003. “We anticipate 2016 to be a challenging election

‘Happy Birthday, Jesus’ program to take place in rotunda

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Mid-Missouri anti-abortion advocates will return to the Capitol building on Tuesday for their “Happy Birthday, Jesus” Christmas program, which takes place in the rotunda from noon to 3:00 p.m. The program will feature caroling, hymns, prayer, and a nativity scene. All are welcome to “enjoy this brief time of reflection upon the


Masquerade a success for charities, commission

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Three charities teamed up and executed a masquerade ball ten years in the making on Saturday. Hundreds showed their support for the Missouri Capitol Commission, Missouri Association for Community Action, and the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence as masqueraders donned their formal wear and masks, while dancing and bidding


Prenger Family Center leading way on truancy court diversion

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Prenger Family Center in Jefferson City is now in its third year in providing area students with a diversion program to preempt truancy court. The voluntary diversion program is also led by volunteers former Judge Cotton Walker, a marshall from the county courthouse, and administrator Michael Couty, who says the effort takes