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Stukins named new Missouri GOP executive director

Stukins named new Missouri GOP executive director

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Republican Party has its new executive director. Monday afternoon, the party announced that Louisiana political operative Austin Stukins would serve in the position starting March 27 of this year. The Missouri GOP President Todd Graves said Stukins, a “real deal Cajun from New Orleans,” impressed him with his work

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TWMP Overtime panel talks possible US Senate contenders for McCaskill in 2018

With the US Senate race coming up in 2018, the panel on the last episode of This Week in Missouri Politics speculated as to who exactly would run against U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill. There are many contenders from the Republican Party, such as Senate Majority Leader Mike Kehoe, David Wasinger, and possibly even Caleb Jones,


Missouri Republicans call on McCaskill to confirm Gorsuch

Missouri’s constitutional originalists urged Senate Democrats in Washington D.C. to confirm Neil Gorsuch as the next justice of the Supreme Court in a press conference last week. Rep. Paul Curtman, one of the General Assembly’s more libertarian voices, specifically called on Missouri’s U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill to allow a vote on the judge, who Curtman


Charter school advocates call on McCaskill to support Betsy DeVos

WASHINGTON  – As President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education heads towards a Senate confirmation vote next week, charter school advocates are encouraging U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill to reconsider her opposition to Betsy DeVos. In a phone conference Wednesday morning, Gerard Robinson, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and St Louis attorney

Letter to the Editor: Senator McCaskill, confirm Betsy DeVos

By James Hill In his stirring inaugural address, President Donald Trump spoke eloquently and passionately about fighting for the forgotten men and women of America.  His pledge to put “America First” resonates strongly with working families in Missouri who want better-paying jobs, and a stronger and safer country for their kids. In naming Betsy DeVos

Sen. Rob Schaaf presents his bill on prescription drug monitoring programs before the Senate Committee on Health and Pensions.

Opposing prescription drug monitoring bills face off in Senate committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Every state in the U.S. has a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP). Every state but Missouri that is. Yet again, some Missouri lawmakers are looking to fix that. The issue of prescription drug monitoring has been a hotly-debated topic in the General Assembly for years, especially given the presence of opioid

Rep. Travis Fitzwater testifies before the Jefferson City Council on Uber.

Fitzwater pens letter urging McCaskill to confirm Pruitt

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –  Following a major effort by members of the Republican Legislature last week, Rep. Travis Fitzwater, R-Holts Summit, wrote an open letter to U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill Wednesday asking her to confirm Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Although many Democrats and environmentalists fear Pruitt’s

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Missouri ag groups rally behind Pruitt for head of EPA

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri agricultural groups and Republican lawmakers will ask Missouri’s two U.S. senators to support Pres.-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt. Pruitt currently acts as the attorney general of Oklahoma, and in that capacity he has had an adversarial role with the EPA

Donald Trump speaking at CPAC in 2011. (Courtesy of Gage Skidmore)

Trump comments deterring few in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Last Friday, the veritable bombshell of Donald Trump’s comments from 2005 that he could freely grope women because of his celebrity status stunned the political world. Politicians on both sides of the aisle denounced his words and a sea of Republican lawmakers asked for Trump to step down as they rescinded

Concept art of proposed N. St. Louis site

NGA location in St. Louis finalized

ST. LOUIS – It’s official. Two months after the April 1 decision by the National-Geospatial Agency (NGA) to build a new $1.75 billion campus in North St. Louis, the NGA finalized the deal Thursday with a record of decision. Top officials of St. Louis and Missouri thanked NGA Director Robert Cardillo for closing discussion on