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This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of May 22

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of May 22

Gov. Eric Greitens had a busy week during the special session, mainly with holding rallies in Southeast Missouri and Jefferson City to support his call for legislation to bring a steel mill to Southeast Missouri. Over 500 people attended Greitens’ event at the now-closed Noranda aluminum smelter to stand alongside Rep. Don Rone, R-Portageville, to lobby for a

Gov. Eric Greitens in the Missouri Senate.

Curious comments from Greitens on campaign finance disclosures spark ire of Senate Dems

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Less than a month after Gov. Eric Greitens’ campaign admitted to the Missouri Ethics Commission that he failed to report a fundraising list, the governor seemed to question Missouri’s practice of disclosing donors to the commission. On Mark Reardon’s May 22 show, the KMOX host spoke with the governor on his

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Senate delivers circuit breaker along with budget

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Senate’s journey to push out the state’s $27.8 billion budget has been a hurried effort, having received the bills later than usual, but Missouri’s upper chamber managed to knock out the budget with 24 hours to spare. Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, serves as the chairman of the Senate Appropriations

Gov. Eric Greitens announces his pick for the new COO. PHOTO/THE MISSOURI TIMES - BEN PETERS

As other states reconsider Medicaid expansion, Missouri Republicans stand firmly opposed

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – While several red states have decided to review whether or not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) following the failure of Congress last week to repeal and replace the controversial law, Republican leaders in Missouri have made it known Medicaid expansion will not take place in the Show-Me


Collateral source set to mark start of tort reform effort

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With labor and ethics reform making up the majority of the General Assembly’s first two weeks in session, a few other bills at the top of Republican leadership’s docket may not have grabbed as much attention. However, they could be just as impactful for the state’s business community. Last week, the


Final Tip Sheet: Senate

The senate races this cycle are being fought on the Democrats’ turf. The latest Remington poll has given the Democrats something to complain about, as it shows Rowden catching Webber at 45 percent. There’s also something worrying for Republicans with Sifton’s 9 percent lead on Jotte. Democrats have to be a little disappointed that Clinton

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New polls: Webber-Rowden tied, Sifton opening lead on Jotte

COLUMBIA, Mo. – New polls from the Missouri Times released late Friday show a tie between Democratic Rep. Stephen Webber and Republican Rep. Caleb Rowden in their race to become the next state senator in Senate District 19 with 45 percent of the electorate apiece. That race is the only race the Missouri Times is still


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


Top State Senate Races: A Week in Review

SD 19 – Webber/Rowden Rowden ad challenges Webber on public safety Rep. Caleb Rowden has launched an attack against Rep. Stephen Webber, his Democratic opponent for the 19th District Senate seat, criticizing Webber for votes that Rowden says could have made mid-Missouri less safe for kids. An ad released by Rowden focuses on Webber votes

October Tip Sheet: Senate

COMPETITIVE – 1 SD 19 (D+0.7) OPEN – Schaefer COMPETITIVE This race will be the second most competitive in the entire state after the gubernatorial contest. Rep. Caleb Rowden is an excellent campaigner and can push a message of his being in the majority party where he can keep Mizzou safe from a legislature eager