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State Auditor Nicole Galloway details the findings of her Single Statewide Audit April 4, 2017 (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Auditor, MATA urge Greitens to veto SB 43 over ‘Whistleblower Protection Act’

Auditor, MATA urge Greitens to veto SB 43 over ‘Whistleblower Protection Act’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The opposition to Senate Bill 43, a bill relating to workplace discrimination, was fierce during the 2017 legislative session. Opponents of the bill, including the ACLU, the NAACP, as well as a number of legislators, said that if it were passed into law, it would undermine civil rights protections, allow for


Expert witness bill passes House, heads towards Nixon veto

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House narrowly passed legislation Thursday afternoon that would match Missouri’s expert witness standard to that of the federal government in the face of heavy opposition from the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA). SB 591 passed the House 85-68 with many Republicans voting against the bill. It will head to

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30 Under 30

No legislators, no journalists, the 2016 30 Under 30 is compiled of staff from firms, companies, offices and departments gaining experience to shape the next generation of politics. Anne Schweitzer Senior Associate with Public Eye STL @Schweitzer88 Schweitzer is one of the top political professionals in St. Louis who has also recently worked with Hillary

100+ List 2015

100+ List: Part 1

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 the names are in

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Task force hears about lead importance, history as Nixon’s decision on HB 650 looms

ST. LOUIS — A task force spearheaded by Sen. Gary Romine, R-St. Francois County, met Wednesday afternoon to discuss the history of lead production in Missouri as well as its importance. With about 72 hours until Gov. Jay Nixon has to decide on the controversial bill before it automatically becomes law, House Bill 650, which

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MATA, Doe Run could clash on punitive damages

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo — New provisions sought by The Doe Run Company, a major mining operation in Missouri, could bring them into a fight with the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys. Recently, language was inserted into the now-defunct Department of Natural Resource omnibus bill dealing specifically with language limiting punitive damages related to mining operations