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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.

Sifton seeks answers on ‘dramatic’ reduction of children on Medicaid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — One lawmaker in Missouri is seeking an explanation for more than 55,000 children losing state health care coverage. On Monday, Sen. Scott...

House Democrats partner with Black Caucus on criminal justice overhaul

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri House Democratic Caucus partnered with the Legislative Black Caucus to put forth a comprehensive plan to overhaul the...

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of Feb. 4, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — This week, Missouri's chief executive continued promoting workforce development while he traveled the state, spoke to different groups, and praised...

Initiative petitions regarding freedom to work, judicial elections, Medicaid expansion OK’d to circulate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Several initiative petitions covering a multitude of different topics — from freedom-to-work to sanctuary cities to Medicaid expansion to the...

Parson withdraws Conservation Commission appointee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — One of Gov. Mike Parson’s appointments to the Missouri Conservation Commission was withdrawn for the second time. On Thursday, Parson...

This Week in the PSC: February 6, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Ameren Missouri can move forward with a plan to advance electric vehicle adoption in the Show-Me State. The Missouri Public Service...

Lawmakers look to ease burdens of poor in justice system

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In Missouri, when a person cannot pay court costs, fines, or “board fees,” they can be required to present themselves...

Lawmaker, state treasurer look to clarify MO ABLE accounts’ usage

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A bill aimed at ensuring that MO ABLE accounts remain true to there intention and that families are able to...

Some with criminal records could get ‘fresh start’ under Grier’s bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — One of the top real estate agents in the Lake of the Ozarks, is a “poster child for transformation,” as...

House debates statewide PDMP, Senate version fails in committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — While the House version of a statewide prescription drug monitoring program hit the floor for open debate, the Senate version...