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Speaker Todd Richardson speaks on his amendment to the charter school bill March 15, 2017. (Ben Peters/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Charter schools highlighted at rural education forum

Charter schools highlighted at rural education forum

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. – Butler County Republicans hosted a town hall forum at the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce to discuss the effects of two major pieces of education reform going through the Missouri General Assembly. Speaker Todd Richardson, Rep. Steve Cookson and Sen. Doug Libla attended the event about Rep. Rebecca Roeber’s charter school

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Senate passes Wasson’s job training bill before Spring Break

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Hours before leaving the Capitol for the start of Spring Break, the Missouri Senate took a final vote on a job training bill they had been working on throughout the week. Sen. Jay Wasson, R-Nixa, filed SB 10, which seeks to modify parts of the Missouri Works and Missouri Works Training programs,

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Eigel proposes vast I-70 overhaul with GR funds

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Bill Eigel, R-St. Charles, announced an ambitious proposal Wednesday which would invest roughly a total of $2.7 billion over 10 years to pay for transportation infrastructure improvements. Most of that money, around $2.2. billion would be used to repair Interstate 70 and expand it to eight lanes from Wentzville to

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Eigel to propose funding transportation through GR

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In the next weeks, Sen. Bill Eigel will present a bill he hope will help solve one of the state’s perennial problems: transportation infrastructure funding. Eigel’s bill, which is not yet officially filed, would seek to open up general revenue to pay for transportation needs and provide what he estimates to

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Letter to the Editor: Monopoly electric utilities are at it again

Over 40 high paid lobbyists employed by Ameren, KCP&L and other electric providers have once again descended upon the capitol building. Their mission is to convince legislators to force the Public Service Commission (PSC) to change their rate making authority and oversight of these money hungry monopolies with passage of Senate Bill 190. Widely known

Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, presents his gas tax increase bill to the Senate Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee Jan. 13, 2016. TRAVIS ZIMPFER/THE MISSOURI TIMES

Legislation would move public notices online and out of newspapers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Three bills in the General Assembly could change how the citizens of Missouri hear about public hearings, home foreclosures and other public notices. Sen. Doug Libla’s SB 47 would create a state website under the Secretary of State’s office where public notices would be posted rather than in local newspapers, while

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Parson in position to become powerful lt. governor

After he won a tough primary against Missouri Club for Growth’s Bev Randles, only a handful of people gave Sen. Mike Parson a chance of beating the Democratic contender, former Congressman Russ Carnahan. Carnahan was well-known around the state, well-liked in his former district and, most importantly, he had the Carnahan name – one of

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Senate Tip Sheet: Eight Days Before General Election

The Senate has pretty much broken down into one competitive race and one to keep an eye on. Because Republicans have won so many seats and two of the Democrat-leaning districts have Republican incumbents seeking reelection with Sen. Gary Romine and Sen. Ryan Silvey, the map is very small. Republicans are hoping the 1st and

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St. Louis Regional Chamber awards anti-SJR 39 and pro-business legislators

ST. LOUIS – Last week, the St. Louis Regional Chamber awarded six legislators the title of “Chamber Champion” for their work in defeating SJR 39. Reps. Mike Colona, Jim Hansen, Jeremy LaFaver, Sharon Pace, Caleb Rowden and Anne Zerr were the six representatives who voted against the controversial “religious liberties” measure in the Emerging Issues Committee in April. The

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St. Louis Chamber hands out ‘Champion’ awards including ‘SJR Six’

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce named the six legislators who voted to kill SJR 39 as Champion Award Winners on Wednesday afternoon. Reps. Mike Colona, Jim Hansen, Jeremy LaFaver, Sharon Pace, Caleb Rowden and Anne Zerr were named as recipients of the award. All six serve on the House

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