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The afterglow of session broken down by national pastime

The afterglow of session broken down by national pastime

After the paper toss and the press conferences, we decided a very nuanced session was more complex than winners and losers and decided to break it down by way of the national pastime. World Series for the folks who had outstanding sessions, and missed the playoffs for folks who were on the defensive. World Series

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Jay Wasson: The Most Influential Senator?

In a body where, in theory, every senator is equal at the end of each session, some senators have a greater influence on legislation. Many say Sen. Jay Wasson, R-Nixa, may, in fact, be the most influential state senator in Missouri. Sen. Wasson gave The Missouri Times an open-ended amount of time in his office

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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

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TWMP: Lt. Gov.-elect Parson and a Kansas City-filled panel

On Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics broadcasting from the Kansas City studio, host Scott Faughn talks with Lt. Gov.-elect Mike Parson about his ascension to the second highest office in the state, his plans to promote Missouri in the next four years, and his successful campaign against former Congressman Russ Carnahan. “Somebody

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TWMP: Congressman Jason Smith; Trump and Greitens transitioning into office

On Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, Missouri Congressman Jason Smith joins host Scott Faughn to discuss his new role in Congressional leadership as the new House Republican Conference Secretary. “Only four times in the last 100 years have we had this opportunity to lead, and if I’m going to be in Washington,

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TWMP: Nasheed, photo voter ID and Koster’s lead in the polls

On Sunday’s episode of “This Week in Missouri Politics,” Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, joins host Scott Faughn to discuss her opposition to the gun bill and the photo voter ID bill, and the controversy she generated when she sat during the Pledge of Allegiance during veto session as an act of protest. “I sat

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TWMP: Veto session, the gun bill and the 2016 Governor’s race

On This Week in Missouri Politics, host Scott Faughn talks with Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, to talk about the passage of the controversial “gun bill,” the agricultural disaster bill, and the photo voter ID bill during Wednesday’s veto session. They also discuss the governor’s race and his thoughts on Eric Greitens’ statements on “corruption” by

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Questions for the fall

As people see Facebook being covered in back-to-school pictures it means two things: 1) that in just a few weeks it’s Oktoberfest and 2) the fall campaign is just around the corner. With that in mind there are a few questions that will be answered this fall that will decide who represents the state in

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30 Women Changing Politics

The following thirty women are women who are the gladiators in the arena who rarely receive headlines or notoriety, though they are more than worthy. This list has no state or statewide legislators, no legislative staff, yet their actions have a direct impact on policy each and every day. Appearing in the June 9, 2016 print

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