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Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft discusses his office's budget with the House Budget Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Tim Bommel, Missouri House Communications)

Ashcroft makes his mark in first legislative session

Ashcroft makes his mark in first legislative session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft may have quietly had one of the best first months on the job of any current statewide official. After easily winning election in August over Sen. Will Kraus and in November over Robin Smith, Ashcroft took over an office from Jason Kander, a politician who has

Haahr Emerging Issues

Nixon signs Haahr’s bill to combat human trafficking

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A bill to expand the crime of sex trafficking to include the advertisement of minors and non-consenting adults for prostitution or pornography was signed by Gov. Jay Nixon at a ceremony in Kansas City Wednesday. Nixon was joined by Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, and

Nasheed Trafficking

Legislators, activists rally against sex trafficking

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tuesday afternoon, the Capitol rotunda was filled with Missourians attending the Missouri Sex Trafficking Awareness Month Ceremony, hosted by Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis. Last year, Nasheed sponsored SCR 1, which declared January as Sex Trafficking Awareness Month in Missouri. “With the passage of Senate Concurrent Resolution 1, the state will no