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This Week in Missouri Politics: Lots of trust in Steelman; Richardson makes it clear who runs the house

This Week in Missouri Politics: Lots of trust in Steelman; Richardson makes it clear who runs the house

The new year rang in with every shrieking cries of alarm over a budget deficit that some of the more dramatic put at over $500 million. This led to a great deal of weeping and gnashing of teeth about the apocalyptic budget shortfalls. However, in the end, it came down to the in-home care providers

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TWMP: Wendy Doyle and the Missouri Plan

On a special episode of This Week in Missouri Politics celebrating Women’s History Month, host Scott Faughn welcomes Wendy Doyle, the president and CEO of the Women’s Foundation, to discuss the role of the foundation and how their work is advancing progress for women in the state. “Everything we focus on is economic development, not only looking

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5 THINGS… Greitens could mention in the State of the State

The newly-elected Governor showed that he may be one of the best orators to hold the office in a generation with his inaugural, but his address certainly wasn’t long on details. Inaugural addresses typically aren’t and the thousand people standing outside were likely grateful for the brevity. However, those who listen to a State of

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TWMP in Kansas City: Cierpiot and election analysis

On a special edition of This Week in Missouri Politics, the show hits Kansas City to celebrate its move into the KC television market. Scott Faughn sits down with one of the area’s most influential lawmakers in House Majority Floor Leader Mike Cierpiot. They discuss Donald Trump’s chances of winning Missouri by double digits, the

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TWMP: Koster, gun rights and the treasurer’s race

Attorney General Chris Koster joins host Scott Faughn on Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics to talk about his campaign to become Missouri’s next governor. The two discuss his commitment to the 2nd Amendment from his time as a prosecutor and as a law enforcement official. “Nobody’s going to take any Missourian’s guns,

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TWMP: Races for president, governor and statewide office in Missouri

On the next episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, the opinion maker panel takes center stage as Koster for Missouri communications director David Turner, author of “The War on Police” Jeff Roorda, head of Atlas Strategies Gregg Keller and Jim Gwinner, a partner of the LS2group. The panel begins its discussion on the recent

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This Week in Missouri Politics to debut in Kansas City 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – This Week in Missouri Politics is expanding to Kansas City starting Sunday, October 16th on 38 the Spot at 10:00 a.m. – right in middle of the Sunday news show lineup. “It has been our goal from day one to make This Week in Missouri Politics a truly statewide show that

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Why a tax return might matter

I’ve always been a believer that people running for office were not resigned to having a to give out any more information than they choose to, and no one is obligated to voting for anyone either. If Donald Trump doesn’t want to give out his tax returns, then it’s his right not to, but if

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TWMP: Bruce Franks, the presidential debate and Koster’s lead

Sunday on This Week in Missouri Politics, host Scott Faughn sits down with Bruce Franks, the Democratic nominee for the 78th House District, to discuss his win over Rep. Penny Hubbard in a contested primary. He discussed his desire to represent the community, the controversy and court battle surrounding a special election, and how to

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Did Senator Parson score a win in the 78th redo?

Bruce Franks unseating of Rep. Penny Hubbard produced one of the most bizarre electoral outcomes this week. Franks ran a Bernie Sanders-style campaign focused on change, pitting the Hubbard family as the same.  Of the race there were a few obvious winners starting with Franks, but also credit for his win should go to the

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