Author: Ashley Jost

Ashley Jost is no longer with The Missouri Times. She worked as the executive editor for several months, and a reporter before that.

Kelly could pursue Senate depending on Webber’s plans, but won’t run for House seat again

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Columbia Democrat Rep. Chris Kelly will not seek reelection in his House district, he says, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the end of his political career. Kelly says right now, he is urging fellow Columbia Democrat Rep. Stephen Webber to run for Senate District 19, currently occupied […]

Kelly speaks to Show-Me Cannabis town hall, expresses support of legalization efforts

MOBERLY, Mo. — During a Show-Me Cannabis town hall meeting Tuesday night, Rep. Chris Kelly, D-Columbia, expressed his support of the legalization of marijuana to the room of supporters, but did say he had some concerns he wants to wade through before he backs any legislative efforts. The event Tuesday […]

Hagler to leave Dept. of Agriculture, Bozoian appointed as acting director

ST. LOUIS — Jon Hagler, Department of Agriculture Director, is leaving his post as Gov. Jay Nixon appoints Harry Bozoian as the acting director. Hagler has not yet released a statement and calls to the Department were not immediately returned, however, a statement from Gov. Jay Nixon says the governor […]

Kinder files exploratory committee, some District Republicans uncertain about prospects of a primary

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — As Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder creates an exploratory committee to analyze whether a run for the 8th Congressional District is ideal, some Republicans in the district are not sure about the idea of another area primary. Kinder released a statement this morning announcing the formation of an […]