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Dixon comments on Capitol culture changes and the difficulties that come with it

Dixon comments on Capitol culture changes and the difficulties that come with it

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following a long night in the Missouri Senate as the body debated the contentious circuit breaker tax break for hours on end, Sen. Bob Dixon joined the crew of the #MoLeg Podcast to share his thoughts on a number of topics. Though he covered a variety of topics during the conversation,

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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 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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Democrats file ethics reform legislation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Seven House Democrats filed seven “anti-corruption” bills with the hopes of reforming the culture in Jefferson City, one of the stated goals of Republican Gov.-elect Eric Greitens’ campaign. Led by House Minority Whip Kip Kendrick, D-Columbia, the seven bills call for some aggressive policy changes in order to reform what are still

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Koster, Greitens spar over term limits

ST. LOUIS – Eric Greitens’ campaign has pursued a new avenue of attack against Attorney General Chris Koster in what has become an underdog bid for the Governor’s Mansion. In an email release Monday, Greitens lambasted Koster’s opposition to legislative term limits. “He’s a crooked career politician who represents everything that is wrong in Jeff

Roorda to run for Jefferson County Council

BARNHART, Mo. – Jeff Roorda, a former state representative, announced Tuesday his plans to run for the Jefferson County Council. The Democrat was term-limited and made an unsuccessful bid for state senate last year, losing to Republican Paul Weiland. Roorda calls the move for county council one with bipartisan support. Roorda will attempt to take the seat of

Familiar Face: Ortwerth reflects on his long history in the Capitol

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – At 10 years old, Joe Ortwerth would read the morning newspaper front to back. He did not skip to the funny pages as many children would. Instead, he opted for news about the city, the state, the nation, and whatever other current events were unfolding in the world. That morning ritual

Pierson to seek LTG post

Saint Louis, Mo. — Rep. Tommie Pierson will forgo serving a final term in Jefferson City to run for Lt. Governor in a primary that may become more crowded than expected. Pierson, a Democrat from Bellefontaine Neighbors, is also a senior pastor at Greater St. Mark Family Church, a house of worship that served as

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34 of the Best Senators in the Past 25 Years – Part 2

For several weeks, The Missouri Times has asked readers and friends who they thought should be featured in the best senate of the past 25 years – a fantasy team, if you will. Over 60 senators were submitted. After visiting with longtime observers of the chamber we came up with our list of 34 of

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