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Second issue of Missouri Times Magazine hits the Capitol

Second issue of Missouri Times Magazine hits the Capitol

The Missouri Times has released its second issue of The Missouri Times Magazine after its inception this January, and the focus for this issue on people who work in the Capitol. The issue will feature the always popular 100 List – the top 100 lobbyists to know in the Jefferson City political scene, alongside profiles on lawmakers from the

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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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Eight senators likely to return in January

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – While several senate districts have general elections ahead, eight senators up for re-election this year without competition this November. Those eight senators, four Democrats and four Republicans, can be all but assured of finding themselves back in the chamber in January. Republican Sens. Gary Romine, David Sater and Mike Cunningham had no

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Richard creates three committees for interim

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard announced Wednesday three new interim committees for 2015. Various senators will return to Jefferson City this summer and fall to serve on the Senate Interim Committees on Utility Regulation and Infrastructure Investment, MO HealthNet Pharmacy Benefits, and Long-Term Care Facilities. Richard told MissouriNet Wednesday that the three committees

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Beer bill narrowly passes through Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The long debated “beer bill” sponsored by Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, passed through the Senate by the slimmest of margins, an 18-14 roll call, just before noon Thursday. Schmitt argued the bill would help retailers, convenience stores and grocers; many of which are small businesses; sell more beer and wine by

Explaining the National Popular Vote Bill

By Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Marshfield. Yet another busy week at the Capitol has come and gone while my fellow senators and I had our first 13-hour, all-night debate of the Second Session of the 98th General Assembly this past Tuesday. The big focus of this week was ethics reform and tort reform for Missouri legislators,

House committee begins investigation of state park land purchase in Oregon County

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The executive director of the Department of Natural Resources and House Republicans clashed at the inaugural hearing of the Interim Investigative Committee on State Park Creation Monday. The committee was quickly formed to respond to the uproar surrounding a decision to use some of the money granted in a settlement in

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