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Greitens outlines plans in State of the State address

Greitens outlines plans in State of the State address

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In his first address to Missouri’s General Assembly, Gov. Eric Greitens renewed his call to lead the Show-Me State in a new direction. The political outsider’s first State of the State address consisted of a number of GOP reforms, while noticeably lacking any discussion of the state’s budget, typically a major

Eric Greitens celebrates with supporters after winning the gubernatorial race for Missouri on November 8, 2016. BEN PETERS/MISSOURI TIMES

Greitens breaks from tradition in State of the State address

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Every year, the Missouri governor stands before the General Assembly and delivers a State of the State address. In his first month as governor, Gov. Eric Greitens has made some changes to the address, departing from recent tradition. It had previously been reported that the governor’s upcoming State of the State

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Missouri Times Magazine now available online

The first edition of the Missouri Times Magazine hit offices just in time for the start of the legislative session, but now, you can read the magazine in its entirety online. The magazine features profiles on several major players in Missouri politics, Q&As with lobbyists, an in-depth look at the renovations project at the Capitol,

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Senate Leader Names Senate Committee Chairmen

Revamped Committees and Committee Assignments Also Announced for the 2017 Legislative Session JEFFERSON CITY— Senate Leader Ron Richard, R-Joplin, announced today 21 Senate committees that will hold public hearings and draft legislation this session. This year, the committees have been restructured to better hear testimony on the issues that are important to Missourians today. “As

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New senators sworn in for 2017-2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The victorious from November entered the Senate chambers to be sworn in as Missouri state senators Wednesday by Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, the president of the Senate, in what will be one of Kinder’s last acts as an elected official in the state. Sens. Caleb Rowden, Denny Hoskins, John Rizzo, Bill

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Missouri Chamber announces legislative priorities for 2017

Missouri can make significant gains in economic standing and opportunities for workers in 2017 By Karen Buschmann, Missouri Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Communications JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s business community has unfinished business to resolve in the 2017 Legislative Session. After nearly a decade of vetoes of labor, civil justice, unemployment insurance and workers’

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Bill Kenney to be inducted in Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Bill Kenney has a long list of accomplishments in his lifetime, whether it be as a business owner, athlete, or politician. Soon, he will be adding one more achievement to the list: his induction into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Kenney famously quarterbacked for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1980

Eric Greitens gives his victory speech after winning the Republican nomination for governor Aug. 2, 2016

Gov.-elect Greitens is ‘serious’ about ethics reform

JEFFERSON  CITY, Mo. – Gov.-elect Eric Greitens is serious about ethics reform in Jefferson City, and his plans show it. It’s been one of the top priorities for the incoming Republican, whose message on the campaign trail centered on cleaning up corruption at the capitol. Voters took the first steps this past November, not only

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Right-to-work opponents look to ban legislation as Republicans push forward

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following a Republican surge in the November general election, the conservative base is primed to deliver on a promise they’ve made for some time now: Missouri will be the next right-to-work state. Right-to-work has been at the very forefront of Republican priorities for years, but with Gov. Jay Nixon vetoing any

Release: Senator-Elect Eigel Announces Legislative Staff

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Senator Elect Bill Eigel is excited to announce Jacob Scott as Chief of Staff and Carter Ballmann as Legislative Assistant. Jacob, originally from Savannah, Missouri is a graduate of Missouri Western State University, where he served as SGA President and is a School of Education graduate student at the University

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