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Senate postpones confirming gubernatorial appointments over Greitens’ executive order

Senate postpones confirming gubernatorial appointments over Greitens’ executive order

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s legislators managed to pass through a number of items during the final week of session before spring break, but one thing that went unnoticed by many was the Senate’s decision to postpone the confirmation of any gubernatorial appointments. It may sound like an innocuous event, given that the postponement was

Missouri's state auditor Nicole Galloway addresses members of the media during a press conference over the findings of her team's audit of Sunshine Law compliance in local government. BEN PETERS/MISSOURI TIMES

Auditor Galloway calls on Governor to approve new family-friendly leave policies for state employees

Letter urges administration to review decision to halt policy changes for state workers following the birth or adoption of a child JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (Feb. 21, 2017) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today issued a letter to Gov. Eric Greitens calling on his administration to approve two important changes to family leave policies for state

Letter to the Editor: Is Regulatory Policy Good or Bad?

By Gene Frederic of Frederic Roofing When the topic of regulatory policy is addressed, it usually occurs with some heated rhetoric as this is a divisive topic that frequently has strong emotions attached to it. However, like most things related to government, it’s not that regulations are themselves “good” or “bad,” rather what’s key to

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Missouri Rising shifts focus to pushing for legislative policies

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s journey as a red state made a giant swing in November, and one of the major players in pushing the conservative message has now shifted their focus from campaigns to policy. Missouri Rising first made their name during the months building up to the election, but after a dominating win

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Tanksley hitting the ground running at MFB

The Missouri Farm Bureau Federation’s new director for state and legislative affairs is getting his feet wet quickly, but B.J. Tanksley says the pressure doesn’t bother him much. That’s because he comes to the position with a stellar resume in the legislative process. Tanksley’s journey into the political realm began in college, where he majored

Attorney General Josh Hawley enacts strict internal ethics policy

Jefferson City, MO –Attorney General Josh Hawley has implemented the toughest ethics policy of any Attorney General’s office (AGO) in the country. Immediately upon assuming office, Hawley issued a memorandum imposing new ethics requirements on all AGO employees. “As the chief law-enforcement agency in the State of Missouri, the attorney general’s office must adhere to

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Fitzpatrick announces new ‘Modernize Missouri’ initiative

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick, R-Shell Knob, is looking for input on how to move the Show Me State forward. To aid in his endeavor, he announced the “Modernize Missouri” initiative, which will serve as a forum for Missouri citizens to submit and communicate their ideas on how the state government can work