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Bootheel jobs bill passes House committees with ease

Bootheel jobs bill passes House committees with ease

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The legislature’s crusade to bring an estimated 500 jobs to the bootheel is moving forward in the State Capitol as Missouri’s special session continues. Rep. Don Rone’s bill, HB 1, is expected to hit the House floor Wednesday after surviving two different House committees on Tuesday afternoon. Rone’s bill seeks to

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Jetton heading to Greece in search of Master’s degree

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It seems that it’s back to school for Missouri’s former House Speaker, Rod Jetton. In a Facebook post late Monday night, Jetton announced that he would be moving to Greece to work on his Master of Arts degree at the University of Macedonia.   “I had a dream as a kid

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Public employees leave HELP, Inc. Board, Drivewyze ready to install

Drivewyze says it will install all 19 WIMs, with CEO saying, “We’re going to do it.” JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri State Highway Patrol and Missouri Department of Transportation reviews completed this week removed state employees from bypass service provider HELP, Inc.’s board of directors, putting the Missouri’s bypass vendor situation back into the news.

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USDOT revises lobbying, subscription rules for grantees

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) issued a memo yesterday to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) grantees, including organizations such as Drivewyze and HELP, Inc., who provide weigh-in motion (WIM) sensors throughout the country. Both Drivewyze and HELP, Inc. companies received “official notification” via email from MoDOT in April that they were recommended for

Budget conference postponed

Budget conference rescheduled again, House members find out through tweet

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After delaying budget conference meetings twice throughout the day Tuesday, the leader of the House and Senate announced for a third time that it would be again rescheduled. The budget conference, first scheduled to meet at 8:15 a.m. immediately gaveled in and went to recess within seconds, announcing their intention to

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Ten Best and Five Worst Days of the Greitens Administration Thus Far

Gov. Eric Greitens rode a wave of Trumpism to the Governor’s Mansion, and combined with the Republican supermajorities in the General Assembly, he has already begun leaving a mark on the state. We took a look at his 10 best days in office that are mostly filled with accomplishments that Republicans have long lusted for,

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To PQ or not to PQ: The Senate’s battle for tradition

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – 2017 has been a dream session for Missouri Republicans. Riding the coattails of President Donald Trump’s victory, Missourians elected both Republican supermajorities and a Republican governor for the first time in state history. Since then, Missouri has seen several core conservative ideas passed through the legislature, including the controversial issue of

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