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Even the smartest politicians have missteps every now and then

Even the smartest politicians have missteps every now and then

To be clear, I think that Jason Kander is one of the smartest politicians in the state. He seems to have an instinct about where the Democratic Party is going. He may have the best political instincts in the state. However, his performance last week should comfort every other politician in Missouri that even the

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Richardson outlines legislative agenda to Columbia Chamber

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Speaker Todd Richardson spoke to members of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce Thursday about his legislative priorities for the upcoming legislative session. Richardson spoke at length with business owners about his excitement at the prospect of working with a Republican governor for the first time in his political career while also detailing

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Winners and Losers from Primary Night and Those with Awkward Wednesdays

Winners Eric Greitens Obviously the winner of the primary of a lifetime was the big winner of the night. His ad campaigns were outstanding. You can typically figure an ad that the Post-Dispatch hates will go over with Republicans. He literally was all over the state, and had no qualms about calling his own newly-adopted

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Hulshof sees role of UM Review Commission as ‘huge undertaking’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – When Renee Hulshof was asked to accept a position with the newly formed University of Missouri Review Commission, a flurry of thoughts went through her mind. Among the first, said Hulshof, the conservative co-host of a popular AM talk show in Columbia, Mo., was that the commission was being asked to

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7 things the Speaker did to restore order in the House

Todd Richardson came to the Speakership a year earlier than expected, in a fog of ethics complaints and white hot fury from the editorial boards criticizing the “capitol culture.” His reforms got off to a rocky start with a committee to draft new intern policies taking months to come up with recommendations. However, heading into


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Clean Power Plan stayed by SCOTUS

Plan cited as harmful to Missouri by Koster, Richardson   JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster late Tuesday night said the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has granted an application for stay of the Clean Power Plan. The stay application was filed by Missouri and 20 other states that are suing the EPA for exceeding

State representatives pledge support for Noranda

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following the news that Noranda Aluminum had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, members of the bootheel legislative delegation pledged their support to finding policy solutions that would help keep one of the area’s largest job creators in business. State Reps. Tila Hubrecht, Andrew McDaniel, Holly Rehder, and Don Rone said they are working

Burns named new HRCC political director

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Upon the departure of Jonathan Ratliff to join Barklage & Knodell, Capitol and campaign staffer Casey Burns has been named the new political director for the House Republican Campaign Committee (HRCC). Burns, a former HRCC field staffer and legislator assistant, will start with the organization, now run by Robert Knodell, on

Texts from the Trail: The Expectations Game

The fourth quarter fundraising numbers are due at the end of the week, so, of course, the days leading up to the deadline will be filled with candidates setting expectations about other candidates and themselves. We decided to set a few ourselves. Lt. Governor Peter Kinder should be able to raise $250,000. If he does