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Alisha Shurr is a reporter for the Missouri Times and Missouri Times Magazine. She joined the Missouri Times in January 2018 after working as a copy editor for her hometown newspaper in Southern Oregon. Alisha is a graduate of Kansas State University. Contact Alisha at alisha@themissouritimes.com.

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of April 15, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — From the announcement of a new workforce initiative to meeting with lawmakers, from submitting written testimony to Congress to the...

Initiative petitions on ranked-voting, renewable energy approved to circulate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Approval has been given to two more initiative petitions to begin the signature gathering process, upping the total number of...

Corsi resigns as head of DSS, takes position with faith-based non-profit

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — After less than two years at the helm of the Missouri Department of Social Services, Dr. Steve Corsi has resigned...

House votes to remove residency requirement for attorney general

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s top law official would no longer be required to live in Jefferson City, under a proposal endorsed by the...

House moves forward with bill limiting use of eminent domain

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri House has given approval to a bill that would prevent private companies from using eminent domain. On Tuesday, during...

Bill updating Missouri’s HIV laws moves out of committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Two months after a public hearing, legislation updating Missouri’s HIV statutes is working its way through the House. This week,...

Missouri high court rules lawmakers unconstitutionally cut funding for specific executive branch employee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Supreme Court has unanimously ruled lawmakers unconstitutionally eliminated funding for the salary of an administrative law judge.   The...

House moves to place limits on lawsuit alleging harm from products

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A proposal limiting the time frame of when a company can be sued for a defective product that harms a...
U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt speaks to reporters following his address to the Missouri House. (ALISHA SHURR/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Blunt stresses workforce development, broadband access, and more in address to Missouri House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In his address to the Missouri House Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt focused on the economy and workforce development. On Wednesday...

Initiative petition changes move forward in House, stall in Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Both chambers of the General Assembly tackled reforms to initiative petitions Wednesday morning — although only one was able to...