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Benjamin Peters is a reporter for the Missouri Times and Missouri Times Magazine, and also produces the #MoLeg Podcast. He joined the Missouri Times in 2016 after working as a sports editor and TV news producer in mid-Missouri. Benjamin is a graduate of Missouri State University in Springfield. To contact Benjamin, email benjamin@themissouritimes.com or follow him on Twitter @BenjaminDPeters.

Hawley takes aim at McCaskill with new statewide tour

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley is launching a new statewide tour aimed against his opponent...

Department of Revenue updating state’s tax tables to make filing taxes more predictable

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Revenue continues to work to improve the tax process for citizens of the Show-Me State, and...

Capitol Renovation: Under Wraps

The Missouri State Capitol is well on its way to being restored to its former glory, with dozens of crew members rolling through the...

Gov. Parson reappoints Herschend to State Board of Education

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It shouldn't come as much of a surprise, but Gov. Mike Parson has re-appointed Peter Herschend to the Missouri State...

This Week in the Missouri PSC: Sept. 20, 2018

Silvey takes over as chair JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The weekly agenda meeting of the Missouri Public Service Commission this week was a lengthy one,...

NGA’s executive director optimistic about Parson, workforce development in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The issue of workforce development has been an major one for legislators and Gov. Mike Parson, playing a key role...

Cole County Commission awards economic deal to Victory Enterprises and Strategic Capitol Consulting

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Cole County Commission is parting ways with the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce. In a decision Tuesday night, the...

With new members, Board of Education approves DESE FY20 budget, plans search for new...

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It’s a new day for the Missouri State Board of Education. Months have passed since the turmoil that affected that board...

McCaskill, Hawley still neck and neck in latest CBS poll

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The latest set of polling from a national media outlet once again shows U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill and Missouri Attorney...

Ethics complaints fly in SD 34 race

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The race to replace Sen. Rob Schaaf as the next state lawmaker in District 34 continues to draw attention due...