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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

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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Missouri Chamber announces legislative priorities for 2017

Missouri can make significant gains in economic standing and opportunities for workers in 2017 By Karen Buschmann, Missouri Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Communications JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s business community has unfinished business to resolve in the 2017 Legislative Session. After nearly a decade of vetoes of labor, civil justice, unemployment insurance and workers’

Rep. Elijah Haahr listens to members of the Missouri Human Trafficking Task Force during the final meeting. (Ben Peters/ Missouri Times)

Haahr names Arnzen new chief of staff

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the legislative draws near, the next Speaker Pro Tem has named his chief of staff. State Rep. Elijah Haahr, R-Springfield, has hired Phillip Arnzen to serve as his chief of staff. The Leopold, Mo. native comes to Haahr’s staff after serving on a number of Republican campaigns, most recently working

Alex Zumsteg (lower right) and the Schaefer team. FACEBOOK PHOTO/Alex Zumsteph

Alex Zumsteg: Climbing the statehouse ladder

How one staffer found her direction in Missouri politics JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The name “Alex Zumsteg” may not draw a lot of recognition outside of Missouri’s political realm, but behind the scenes of the state capitol, she’s a force to be reckoned with. The Otterville native never thought a job in politics was in

Release: Schupp prioritizes families, seniors, children in 2017 legislative session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, today pre-filed 10 bills for the 2017 legislative session. The 10 bill package serves to enhance protections for the safety, health, well-being, and economic success of Missourians, with an emphasis on families, seniors, and children. “Elected officials have the ability and moral obligation to help create

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Missouri Ethics Commission looks to provide answers about Amendment 2

Throughout the 2016 election, campaign finance was a constant topic of controversy. Until 2016, Missouri was just one of a handful of states with no limits on campaign contributions or lobbyist gifts, having abolished donation limits in 2008. But the November passage of the Missouri State and Judicial Campaign Contribution Limits Initiative, also known as Constitutional

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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Hundreds of Missouri teachers gather for annual convention

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Teachers from across the state are gathering to discuss their legislative plans for the 2017 year. More than 750 delegates will convene in Columbia for the annual Missouri State Teachers Association (MSTA) convention, which begins Thursday, November 10th. The delegates will set their association’s legislative agenda, as well as discuss several topics

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