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Letter to the Editor: Why Republicans support school choice

By Rosa Robb, Columbia, Mo. Education savings accounts, charter schools and other ideas for expanding options for school choice are in front of this year’s General Assembly. Republicans should do whatever they can to increase the options for Missouri family’s to control their destiny when it comes to the education of their children. Republicans support

Union labor workers gather at the Missouri State Capitol to protest labor reform measures. (Ben Peters/MISSOURI TIMES)

STL-KC Carpenters Regional Council fights back against prevailing wage repeal in new ad campaign

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s legislature has already pushed one major labor priority across the finish line this session, and some Republicans are now setting their eye on repealing the state’s prevailing wage law. SB 20, filed by Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, would repeal the prevailing wage and instead use the actual minimum wage as

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House committee passes 20-week abortion ban

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Republicans continue pushing forward legislation challenging abortion laws in Missouri, with the latest act aiming to place a ban on all abortions in the second trimester of the pregnancy. Reps. Donna Lichtenegger and Phil Christofanelli’s Pain-Capable Unborn Protection Act was voted out of the Children and Families Committee with a final vote

U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner meets with Missourians during the annual Lincoln Days event in Springfield, Mo.

Lincoln Days kicks off, Republicans wonder if Wagner will run for U.S. Senate

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Republicans are in a festive mood this weekend, as conservatives gather from all across the state for the annual Lincoln Days event. The long-running tradition, held in Springfield this year, is focused on celebrating a monumental win in the November elections, as well as looking forward to the future. Hundreds turned out

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Missouri lawmakers face off in REAL ID debates, but accomplish little

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – While tension has been building among the Senate over the proposed REAL ID legislation in the past few days, it was the House that threw the first punches in the ring. What is REAL ID? The REAL ID Act was first brought about 2005, following the aftermath of 9/11, and was

Sen. Thom Tillis to Speak at Missouri Lincoln Days

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Republican Party is pleased to announce Senator Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina) as the keynote speaker for the Saturday night banquet at the 2017 Missouri Lincoln Days. “We are pleased to announce Senator Thom Tillis as the keynote speaker for this year’s Saturday banquet,” said Todd Graves, Chairman of the Missouri Republican Party. “Senator Tillis worked to

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Q&A with former Congressman Allen West

Former Congressman and retired Army Lt. Col. Allen West will be heading to the Show Me State in two weeks, where he’ll be the keynote speaker at the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association’s ‘Straight Talk’ event.  The Missouri Times caught up with the former Republican representative of Florida’s 22nd Congressional District to discuss his views on several

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Oklahoma’s Sen. James Lankford named keynote speaker at Lincoln Days

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma, has been selected as this year’s keynote speaker at the Friday night banquet at the 2017 Missouri Lincoln Days. A member of the U.S. Senate, Lankford has represented Oklahoma as a Republican in Congress since 2010. During his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he

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Austin Chambers: Missouri is the backdrop for another national political star

Missouri has been the backdrop for several of the nation’s leading political figures, from Jack Oliver to Joyce Aboussie to Jeff Roe, and in 2016, Missouri became a big part of the story of a new rising star in national politics: Austin Chambers. Chambers managed the campaign of Gov.-elect Eric Greitens, and is now serving

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