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The Evolution of Aubuchon: Tort reform and beyond

The Evolution of Aubuchon: Tort reform and beyond

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rich AuBuchon’s career in Missouri politics is, quite simply, one that almost didn’t happen. After graduating from college, the Jefferson City native left Missouri for the wilderness of Wyoming, representing farmers and ranchers as a lawyer. He was spending time fishing, hunting, and enjoying life, which he still does to this


Catalyst celebrates 10 years

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – While Missouri lawmakers look to bring ethics reform to the statehouse, lobbyists are working to figure out what the new changes could mean and how to best serve their clients. Regardless of the ongoing battle inside the Capitol over these reforms, one lobbying firm continues to push forward, representing a variety


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

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5 THINGS… Greitens could mention in the State of the State

The newly-elected Governor showed that he may be one of the best orators to hold the office in a generation with his inaugural, but his address certainly wasn’t long on details. Inaugural addresses typically aren’t and the thousand people standing outside were likely grateful for the brevity. However, those who listen to a State of

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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Duwe lobbying firm to merge with Blunt’s Statehouse Strategies

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Statehouse Strategies LLC has made a number of big moves in their short time in the capital city, and now, they’re making another splash. The Jefferson City-based lobbying firm will now be joined by Prestige Powers Strategic Government Relations, another firm owned and operated by lobbyist Daryl Duwe. “Statehouse Strategies continues

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Former State Rep. Torpey joins Andy Blunt’s lobbying firm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Statehouse Strategies LLC is adding a new member to their staff: former House Representative and lobbyist Noel Torpey. Torpey’s decision to join the lobbying firm came roughly a week after the November election. “They’re a great firm, and it’s just a natural fit,” Torpey said. “Working with Andy (Blunt) and Jay

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Judge rules Calzone will not have to register as lobbyist

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Circuit Judge Jon Beetem ruled in favor of activist Ron Calzone late last month, stating that he will not have to register as a lobbyist. The Missouri Ethics Commission filed a complaint against him over a year ago. They argued that his activities in the Capitol, speaking to legislators and advocating

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‘Aspirational biography’ raises questions about Diana Kander’s desire to lobby in increasingly personal U.S. Senate race

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Jason Kander’s campaign for U.S. Senate against incumbent U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt has plastered the airwaves with ads attacking Blunt over his family’s work in lobbying. However, Jason Kander’s wife Diana’s biography provided by her then-employer Lathrop & Gage reads that she was assisting in lobbying efforts herself before Kander was

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Casas joins the Dentons Group

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Katie Casas, principal at the Gate Way Group, will be joining the Dentons lobbying team on August 1. “I really enjoyed my time at The Gate Way Group and I am very excited about joining the great team at Dentons,” Casas said. “This opportunity will give me the opportunity to focus on