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Speaker Todd Richardson speaks on his amendment to the charter school bill March 15, 2017. (Ben Peters/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

House passes charter school legislation in close vote before Spring Break

House passes charter school legislation in close vote before Spring Break

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Speaker Todd Richardson scored a major victory Thursday with the narrow 83-76 passage of Rep. Rebecca Roeber’s bill to expand the charter school bill system. Roeber’s bill will allow charter schools to establish themselves in any district which has at least one school building which scores below a 60 percent on

Richardson campaigning for House members

Speaker assisting battleground districts across state

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With the election less than three weeks away, candidates across the nation are going to great lengths in an attempt to reach out to voters. But members of the House leadership are trying a different approach from the usual campaign stops. They’re hitting the pavement, passing out flyers, knocking on doors,

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Texts from the Trail: Once upon a time in Missouri

Missouri Republicans devolved into open warfare against each other. A pro Right-to-Work group funded by Republicans fired the latest shot in the civil war with the launch of a website and paid media campaign against republican caucus members who didn’t support the bill. Reading the website boughtandpaidfor.net made me think of another such story. Once upon a time,

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