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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.

Missouri Supreme Court renews Grain Belt Express with unanimous decision

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A unanimous decision by the Missouri Supreme Court is giving new life to a controversial wind energy project. The court on...

House Budget committee lambasts DHSS and Parson administration over trauma care program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s top budget lawmaker in the House of Representatives is not happy. Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick, the chairman of the House Budget...

Parson meets with rural leaders, says he’ll be supporting right-to-work campaign

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Governor Mike Parson is continuing his listening tour after roughly one month in office, and the latest round of...

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of July 9, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Mike Parson continued a busy week with stops across the state and several meetings. On Tuesday, Parson attended a jobs...

Four weeks out, new polling projects Adams as Senate primary victor in SD 14...

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the August primary election draws near, new sets of polling are projecting favorites in several state senate races. New...

Brown leads field of GOP candidates in tight SD 16 race

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the August primary election draws near, new sets of polling are projecting favorites in several state senate races, and one...

GOP candidates for State Auditor square off in forum, debate qualifications for the office

ST. LOUIS – The four Republican candidates seeking the party nomination for state auditor continue to push forward weeks before the August primary, and...

Gov. Parson signs income tax cut into law, individual income tax rate lowered to...

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missourians should be seeing more money in their pockets the coming years, a result of a bill signed into law...

Rep. McCann Beatty headed to new role in Jackson County

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Minority Floor Leader Gail McCann Beatty is departing from the Missouri House of Representatives. The House leader of the...