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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.

Ameren unveils $5.3 billion grid upgrade plan spurred by changes to utility laws

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s largest electric provider has unveiled a plan to invest $5.3 billion in infrastructure upgrades, which they say lawmakers made possible...

Senate makes several changes to controlled substances, drug trafficking laws

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Senate gave its stamp of approval on a variety of bills including a measure that removes medical marijuana...

New report takes center stage at MO HealthNet Oversight Committee meeting

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In his first presentation to the oversight committee as director of Missouri’s Medicaid program, Director Todd Richardson focused on the...

Hundreds share concerns, expertise, recommendations on medical cannabis

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Stakeholders made one thing clear to state officials: they want medicinal cannabis in Missouri to be about Missouri. In a standing-room-only...

House begins vetting proposal to move art council to lieutenant governor’s office

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri General Assembly has started the vetting process on a proposal from the executive branch to transfer a division...
Clean Missouri turns in signatures for initiative petition (ALISHA SHURR/THE MISSOURI TIMES).

Senators propose upping initiative petition requirements

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Three senators presented differing proposals on how to alter the initiative petition process to up the standards for amending the...

Parson, Schatz stress infrastructure at annual Missouri Municipal League conference

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Speaking to a room of more than 250 local officials from across the state, the Governor and the Senate President...

Lawmaker looks to transition Missouri away from income tax to consumption tax

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — One lawmaker is continuing his crusade to cut individual income taxes in an effort to spur economic development. Sen. Bill Eigel, who...

Report finds state could save up to $1 billion annually in Medicaid costs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — An independent assessment of Missouri’s Medicaid program details significant changes that could result is the state saving between $500 million...

Stakeholders ask for fix to CON laws, not repeal at public hearing

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — One Missouri lawmaker to looking to follow the lead of more than a dozen other states and eliminate the certificate...