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Gov. Eric Greitens speaks during his inauguration ceremony on the Capitol steps Jan. 9, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

House Democrats file bill to require future governors to disclose inaugural donor information

House Democrats file bill to require future governors to disclose inaugural donor information

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The questions surrounding how Gov. Eric Greitens paid for his inauguration celebration remain unanswered, with many wondering if and how much money the Republican governor took from corporations and lobbyists. Greitens campaigned on a promise to clean up corruption in Jefferson City, and despite his calls for transparency among “crooked politicians,” the

Sen. Rob Schaff, R-St. Joseph

Could Missouri pay for your political contributions?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Should Missourians get a tax credit for making campaign contributions? A new bill looks to do just that. Senate Bill 1, sponsored by Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, has been titled the ‘Taxation with Representation Act.’ The phrase is ‘no taxation without representation’ comes from America’s own history, as colonists in the

House Budget Committee

House Budget Committee awaits Greitens budget in the midst of shortfalls

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s budget has been one of the top concerns for many with the start of the legislative session, and the first meeting of the House budget committee revealed new changes and issues that will have to be handled in a short amount of time. The House Budget committee features a new

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


MoDOT passes financial audit

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Transportation is celebrating the return of another clean audit. Every year, the department has independent auditors review their finances, and once again, the report has been unmodified. The audit was conducted by RubinBrown, the same firm that handled the previous year’s audit. “In our opinion, the financial


Democratic Party chairman files ethics complaints against Greitens

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Almost two days after the primary polls closed, Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Roy Temple has filed three ethics complaints against Republican nominee for governor, Eric Greitens, and organizations that donated to him. The complaints center around campaign finance, with Temple believing the campaign and organizations illegally coordinated and efforted to conceal the identity

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$2 million donation shows clear difference between the federal and Missouri system

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – When a super PAC called “SEALs for Truth” donated just under $2 million to Republican gubernatorial candidate and former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens Monday afternoon, the committee became not only Greitens’ top donor in this cycle with just one check, it became the largest single donation in state history. The contribution broke the

Texts from the Trail: Brunner makes it clear it’s game on

John Brunner made a statement with his $3.6 million dollar contribution to his gubernatorial campaign. This nearly guarantees the most competitive gubernatorial primary in recent Missouri history. Conventional wisdom would say that it would most harm the front runner Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, but there is already legitimate bad blood between Brunner and Eric Greitens. Brunner


Lottery sales up over last year

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A representative from the Missouri Lottery confirmed that ticket sales are $8.1 million higher, up 2.5 percent, so far in FY 2016 (which began July 1) compared to the same time last year. “More than $39.5 million in prizes of $1,000 or more were awarded to Missouri Lottery players during August,” said

Changing the Face of Credit and Debit Card Transactions

By State Representative Sandy Crawford, District 129, Buffalo, Mo. Missouri consumers and retailers should be aware of major changes that will occur this fall as tens of millions of credit and debit cards will be replaced in a national endeavor to provide more secure transactions.  Banks that issue credit cards will replace the old cards that have