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Sen. Bob Onder speaks at the Emerging Issues Hearing on SJR 39. (Tim Curtis/The Missouri Times)

Onder receives ‘Family Champion’ award from Missouri Family Policy Council

Onder receives ‘Family Champion’ award from Missouri Family Policy Council

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Bob Onder received the Missouri Family Policy Council’s highest legislative honor this week when he was named the organization’s 2016 Missouri Family Champion. Onder received the award from the socially conservative and Christian group primarily for his sponsorship of SJR 39. The controversial resolution was intended to protect clergy and

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Amid contentious week, Koster and Greitens attend first head-to-head forum

BRANSON, Mo. – A governor candidate’s forum held by the Missouri Press Association in Branson provided the first in-person confrontation between Democrat Chris Koster and Republican Eric Greitens after a week of head-to-head conflict. Leading up to the debate, polls from The Missouri Times have shown Greitens falling farther behind the attorney general. Greitens went on

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

Pence, Greitens to hold rallies in Springfield, St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will look to bolster the candidacy of Missouri’s Republican gubernatorial candidate at two endorsement events Monday. Former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens will appear with presidential nominee Donald Trump’s running mate in Springfield and St. Louis. The vice presidential hopeful has traveled across the country to bolster the Republican ticket and gather votes,


Hinkle criticizes Greitens nomination

ST. LOUIS – While Eric Greitens’ opponents were quick to congratulate him for his win and pledge their support to his campaign last night, not all conservatives across the state are happy that he is the Republican nominee for governor. Don Hinkle, the public policy advisor for the influential Missouri Baptist Convention, editor of 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


Zerr responds to attacks over SJR 39

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Rep. Anne Zerr, R-St. Charles has come under fire from the National Organization for Marriage for the vote she made against SJR 39, the religious liberties bill that many feared would infringe upon the rights of the LGBT community. NOM announced last Friday that they would focus on attacking Zerr in her Senate

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Will interests return the support of legislator-candidates?

During the 2016 session, interest groups representing broad swaths of Missouri asked legislators to support them in big ways. Legislators fought on all sides a multitude of complex issues, but now the question is whether they can expect that support during the election season. Rep. John Rizzo, Rep. Anne Zerr, Sen. Kurt Schaefer and Sen.

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New PAC takes aim at anti-SJR 39 Republicans

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A national PAC has filed paperwork in Missouri to begin attacks on the three Republican legislators that stopped SJR 39 from leaving the Emerging Issues Committee in April. The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) started the National Organization for Marriage in Missouri PAC earlier this month, filing their statement of committee

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State Republicans unite at convention and elect slate

BRANSON, Mo. – Early in the delegation selection process, mostly at the local conventions, there was drama and fighting, especially between supporters of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. But the GOP comes out of the state convention in Branson with little drama and united behind one goal: beat Hillary Clinton. Turnout at the convention was a little higher than


Winners & Losers from the 2016 Session

Winners Speaker Richardson – This session may ultimately be remembered for voter ID and the year that Todd Richardson took his place as the most powerful leader amongst state Republicans. His leadership team led by Floor Leader Mike Cierpiot struck the perfect tone throughout session. He got to the high ground on ethics reform and