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Richardson speaks of change, vows lobbyist gift ban will be first bill passed in the House

Richardson speaks of change, vows lobbyist gift ban will be first bill passed in the House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri legislators returned to the Capitol on Wednesday for the start of the legislative session for the  99th General Assembly, a ceremony that is typically a lighthearted affair. But that was not the case, as Secretary of State Jason Kander began the ceremony with an unprecedented display of partisanship, addressing the

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Blunt speaks to House on mental health, transportation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt addressed the Missouri House of Representatives Thursday, hitting on various state issues being addressed in Washington. The senator opened with discussion of his tour of special needs and health facilities across the state and spoke on his continuing effort to push improved mental health policies. “One in

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Richardson delivers opening day address

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Speaker Todd Richardson opened the first day of the 2016 session Wednesday with the swearing in of newly elected representatives and a speech calling for statesmanship and action. State Reps. Daron McGee, D-Kansas City, Rory Rowland, D-Independence, and Dean Plocher, R-Town and Country, were sworn in immediately after the Speaker gaveled in

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