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Richardson quick on the right-to-work trigger

Richardson quick on the right-to-work trigger

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Speaker Todd Richardson made clear his intention to strike directly at major reforms early in the 2017 session with his opening speech to the chamber Wednesday. Democrats across the state have dreaded the beginning of the legislative session after the Republican landslide in November granting the GOP supermajorities in both


The Speaker Who Will Deliver Right-to-Work

Speaker Todd Richardson will gavel the House to order Wednesday to start the 2017 legislative session, and economic development will dominate his agenda for the coming year and his final term in the General Assembly’s lower chamber. In his last two months in office, Gov. Jay Nixon has attempted to shore up his legacy by

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TOP 10: January 2017 Missouri Times Magazine Quotes

Next week, the first edition of The Missouri Times Magazine will hit the Capital, and before it comes out, we would like to preview some of the best excerpts of content within that magazine. Some stories range from the future of ridesharing legislation to Gov.-elect Eric Greitens commitment to Missouri law enforcement to State Auditor

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10 TWMP episodes to countdown the New Year

The time between Christmas and New Years is a strange lull for Missouri politicos where to-do lists seem impossible to complete, but time is randomly and unsatisfyingly available. To fill the lull in your holidays, we suggest watching ten of the most notable episodes of This Week in Missouri Politics since the show’s start two


DHE, task force set to improve degree programs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A task force of higher education leaders in Missouri has taken aim at the degree programs of the colleges and universities in the Show Me State. The task force was appointed at the request of Missouri Speaker of the House Todd Richardson and House Higher Education Committee Chair Steve Cookson in

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MLS stadium vote cancelled by investors after Greitens’ criticism

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Development Finance Board (MDFB) held a much shorter than expected meeting Tuesday morning in the Governor’s Office Building. Executive Director of the St. Louis Development Corporation Otis Williams called MDFB chairman Robert Miserez and said that investors behind SC STL had elected to withdraw their proposal to the board

Missouri's state auditor Nicole Galloway addresses members of the media during a press conference over the findings of her team's audit of Sunshine Law compliance in local government. BEN PETERS/MISSOURI TIMES

Galloway to audit legal defense fund after claims of harassment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Auditor Nicole Galloway announced she will open an audit of the State Legal Defense Fund, the pool of money used to make payments due to lawsuits filed against the state. Galloway said the audit has been prompted by reports of widespread sexual and racial harassment within the Missouri Department of

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Haahr prepares to assume pro tem mantle at the height of Republican power

The House Republican caucus voted Nov. 9 to select new members of leadership, and the biggest decision that day came with the decision to elect Rep. Elijah Haahr, R-Springfield, to the post of Speaker Pro Tem. Haahr has been a prominent legislator within the party for years, and his service on the House Emerging Issues

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House, Senate leaders prepare for action on ridesharing bills

ST. LOUIS – If major state legislators have their way, Missouri will become the 36th state to have a regulatory framework for businesses like Uber and Lyft by the end of the 2017 legislative session. House Speaker Todd Richardson and Sen. Bob Onder spoke to reporters Monday via teleconference about their plans to push legislation

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Women’s Foundation celebrates 25th anniversary; Richardson promises paid family leave

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – More than 1,500 people convened in Kansas City on Friday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Women’s Foundation, an organization that advocates for economic equality for women in Missouri and Kansas. Among the featured speakers were former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, ABC News’ White House Correspondent Ann Compton (both pictured