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Michael Layer is a reporter for the Missouri Times and the Missouri Times Magazine. He joined the Missouri Times in August 2017 after graduating from Goucher College the previous May. To contact Michael, email michael@themissouritimes.com or follow him on Twitter @_MichaelLayer

Cunningham: HCB3 replacement will be ‘hopefully one of the first bills in regular session’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Sen. Mike Cunningham, R- Rogersville, sparked interest when he met with Missouri Governor Eric Greitens to unveil his proposed fix...

Mathews promising GOP control in House

ST. LOUIS - As the Rep. Mike Cierpiot, the current majority floor leader, faces a special election during his last year in the House,...

MHFRC approves over $40 million in new application, $143 million in extensions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - In their first meeting since September, the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee (MHRFC) approved funding for over $40 million in...

Bondon elected as MHFRC chair

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Rep. Jack Bondon, R-Belton, was elected as the Chair of the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee (MHFRC) at their scheduled meeting...

Driskell resignation gives Greitens fifth seat to appoint on Board of Education

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Joe Driskill announced he will be resigning from the Missouri Board of Education (BOE) on November 9. Governor Eric Greitens...

Cierpiot, Shields prepare for close SD 8 race

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. - Two days before the highly contested SD 8 special election, Democrat Hillary Shields’ climbs out of her little red car,...

Silver Hair Legislature prioritizes medical marijuana as part of 2018 agenda

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The Silver Hair Legislature (SHL), an elected body of Missourians that advocate for seniors, set their Top Five Priorities for...

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of October 30, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The week of October 30 - November 3, 2017 was relatively quiet for Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. His week was...

Missouri Community Colleges Association awards six legislators

BRANSON, Mo. - The Missouri Community Colleges Association (MCCA)’s convention and trade show, four legislators were awarded on Thursday evening for their support of...

Where Are They Now: The #Thumbstoppable Gus Wagner

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Gus Wagner, former chief of staff for two state senators, has been in and out of politics for almost all...