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Gov. Eric Greitens gives a brief statement moments before signing Sen. Dan Brown's right-to-work bill into law Feb 6, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Greitens: ‘Round two is sooner than you think’

Greitens: ‘Round two is sooner than you think’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the legislative session came to close Friday evening, Gov. Eric Greitens skirted around the question of whether there would be a special session, whether for PDMP or southeast Missouri job growth, but the former boxer did have words for Missouri’s legislators: “We’ve finished the first round of a 10-round fight

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This Week in the General Assembly: April 24, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The big news of the week is that the Senate passed the all 13 bills of the state’s $27.8 billion budget, leaving one week to work out the issues before the May 5 deadline. Missouri’s upper chamber took up the budget just 11 days before the deadline on which the legislature

Sen. Rob Schaaf announces he will no longer oppose Rep. Holly Rehder's PDMP bill April 4, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

This Week in the General Assembly: Week of April 17

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – This week in the Missouri legislature, the House perfected a number of bills this week and signed off on a few resolutions, while the Senate signed off on two House Bills, 51 and 34. The Senate appropriations committee was the thing everyone was watching for, as they continued their efforts to

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Five Questions with…Rep. Bruce DeGroot

With the legislative session taking a week-long hiatus for spring break, we sat down with five of the new freshmen legislators to discuss their perspectives after working in the Capitol for the first half of session. The first piece in this Q&A series features five questions with Rep. Bruce DeGroot, R-Chesterfield. The Missouri Times: As

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Grover Norquist weighs in on Emery and Miller’s energy infrastructure bills

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two proposed energy bills in the Missouri legislature have been heavily debated in the past few weeks, as they seek to upgrade the state’s electric grid and adjust rate mechanisms. SB 190, filed by Sen. Ed Emery, and HB 628, sponsored by Rep. Rocky Miller, both seek to implement these changes,

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DeGroot seeks common sense fixes for legal reform

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Bruce DeGroot’s journey to becoming a Missouri lawmaker has taken a number of turns in his life, but each experience has helped prepare him for the latest adventure. DeGroot and his family have lived in Chesterfield for more than two decades. The representative, born in South Dakota, moved to Missouri

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Greitens outlines plans in State of the State address

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In his first address to Missouri’s General Assembly, Gov. Eric Greitens renewed his call to lead the Show-Me State in a new direction. The political outsider’s first State of the State address consisted of a number of GOP reforms, while noticeably lacking any discussion of the state’s budget, typically a major

Rep. Alferman presents HB60 on Lobbyist Expenditures before the House Committee on General Laws.  (Tim Bommel/Missouri House Photojournalist)

Lobbyist gift ban clears second hurdle

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House continues to push ethics reform forward in the early days of the legislative session. House Bill 60, sponsored by Rep. Justin Alferman, R-Hermann, was the first bill to reach committee, as the House Committee on General Laws held its first hearing on Monday, hours before the inauguration ceremony. HB

Rep. Alferman presents HB60 on Lobbyist Expenditures before the House Committee on General Laws.  (Tim Bommel/Missouri House Photojournalist)

Ethics reform takes center stage on Inauguration Day as Greitens signs executive order

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov.-elect Eric Greitens’ first order as the head of Missouri will be to bring ethics reform to his new office. “We just promised the people of Missouri that we’re going to get to work, and now, we’re here to get to work,” Greitens said. “We promised in this campaign that we

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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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