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Blunt makes short surprise visit to Missouri House

Blunt makes short surprise visit to Missouri House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt made a surprise visit to the Missouri House of Representatives Wednesday morning, speaking just after the morning prayer and Pledge of Allegiance. In a wide-ranging speech to the chamber, Blunt hit on topics from EPA regulation, President Donald Trump’s assumption of office in January, and the unique

A New Approach To Regulatory Policy

By Eric Kirberg, Kirberg Roofing Just about anyone and everyone who follows Missouri politics realizes that the new state Republican Gubernatorial administration and the Supermajority in the Missouri Legislature means elected and appointed officials are looking at our states’ policy challenges with fresh eyes.  This gives legislators an unprecedented opportunity to throw away old scripts

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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Rule change to improve communication with utilities

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – This summer, the Missouri Public Service Commission opened a workshop to discuss the commission’s ex parte rule that both regulators and utilities have called challenging and counter productive. Both the commission and utilities have found rules governing communications between them to be confusing and that they create an unlevel playing field

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Senate passes fantasy sports regulatory bill, sends it back to House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — When Gov. Jay Nixon asked for a bill to regulate daily fantasy sports websites and companies, it caused a few to raise their eyebrows and shrug their shoulders. Compared to ethics reform, transportation funding and a litany of competing efforts, many thought daily fantasy would be overshadowed. However with fewer than

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Medical marijuana legislation continues to make inroads

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In a historic vote last week, the House Emerging Issues Committee passed a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in Missouri by an 11-1 vote, the largest margin any measure regarding the topic has ever received in the Missouri House of Representatives. That vote serves as the latest reminder, along with

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Missourians may vote on marijuana legalization in 2016

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –  Show-Me Cannabis has filed an initiative petition to amend the Missouri Constitution to legalize, tax and regulate cannabis. The petition was filed with the Missouri Secretary of State for the 2016 election cycle. The petition was the first one received for the new cycle, being submitted the day after November 4 midterm

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