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Judge rules changes must be made to Kander’s right-to-work ballot language

Judge rules changes must be made to Kander’s right-to-work ballot language

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A judge has ordered changes made to ballot language written by former Secretary of State Jason Kander regarding 2017 initiative petitions that would essentially repeal right-to-work in Missouri. Circuit Court Judge Jon Beetem ruled Thursday that while Kander had used unbiased language at the time he drafted the language for the initiative

Rep. Holly Rehder watches debate on her right-to-work bill Jan. 18, 2017 (Courtesy of Tim Bommel)

Right-to-work passed by House on inevitable journey to Greitens’ desk

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Debate alternated between heartfelt to contentious to passionate to sobering between members of the House as the body perfected Holly Rehder’s right-to-work bill 100-58 Wednesday, passing it Thursday 100-59. The issue has divided Missourians and that divide was on full display Wednesday over the course of nearly three hours of debate.

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Brown presents labor reform bills to General Laws

Rehder’s right-to-work bill moves out of House committee JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After a House Committee heard Rep. Holly Rehder’s right-to-work bill Tuesday afternoon, it was the Senate’s turn to debate labor reform Wednesday. Sen. Dan Brown presented two bills to the Senate General Laws Committee: a right-to-work bill and a bill establishing “paycheck protection”

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Humphreys gets set for general election with new donations

JOPLIN, Mo. – If anyone in Missouri had a good night on Aug. 2, it was David Humphreys, the Joplin-based Missouri mega-donor who has donated millions to candidates who support right-to-work legislation. Aside from Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder’s loss to Eric Greitens in the Republican gubernatorial primary, most of Humphreys’ recipients emerged victorious. Joshua Hawley toppled state

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Rizzo confident heading into election day, but tensions with KC Building Trades linger

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As Rep. John Rizzo, D-Kansas City, prepares for what looks likely to be a large victory in the Aug. 2 primary for the 11th Senate District, it’s also fair to ask questions about what support from the Kansas City Building Trades Council means for upcoming elections. Rizzo has been building momentum

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Will interests return the support of legislator-candidates?

During the 2016 session, interest groups representing broad swaths of Missouri asked legislators to support them in big ways. Legislators fought on all sides a multitude of complex issues, but now the question is whether they can expect that support during the election season. Rep. John Rizzo, Rep. Anne Zerr, Sen. Kurt Schaefer and Sen.

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Pouche challenging Corlew in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In his second session in the legislature, Rep. Kevin Corlew, R-Kansas City, ushered several court reforms to final passage, but some of that legislation, as well as a vote against right-to-work last year, could preclude a return to Jefferson City. While his tort reforms will give his general election opponent plenty

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Labor Republicans look to stand ground for constituents

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The organized labor movement in Missouri has withstood a battering over the last two years and emerged victorious. Legislation that would make right-to-work and paycheck protection did not have the votes necessary to override vetoes from Gov. Jay Nixon, and unions and their traditional Democratic allies celebrated these wins in the

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Speaker Richardson reaches historic 107 votes for ‘paycheck protection’

Parties clash over anti-RTW Republican bloc JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With the right-to-work debate of last session still fresh in the minds of Republicans due to the attack ads still being ran against their members, House Republican leadership has decided to take on unions in a different way. The House voted to perfect Rep. Holly

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100+ List: Part 5

We have compiled our 2015 list of the 100+ people in the Missouri public policy process you need to know. A few changes have been made this year – media and legislative staff are not included, unless they were engaged as a campaign consultant as well. By no means is this the complete list, and

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