Author: Rachael Herndon Dunn

Rachael Herndon is the editor at The Missouri Times, but also produces This Week in Missouri Politics and publishes Missouri Times Magazine. She joined the Missouri Times in 2014, returning to political reporting after working as a campaign and legislative staffer.

Rachael studied at the University of Missouri – Columbia. She lives in Jefferson City with her husband, Brandon, and their two children.

To contact Rachael, email, or via Twitter @TheRachDunn.

STATEMENT: The Department of Revenue is implementing policy to protect its compliance investigators

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Department of Revenue Director Joel Walters today issued the following statement: “Effective today, the Department of Revenue is implementing policy in accordance with the original intent of legislation enacted by the General Assembly, giving our 12 compliance investigators the ability to carry firearms in the line […]

RELEASE: New Rankings Highlight the Need to Reduce Occupational Licensing Barriers in Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Women’s Foundation today issued the following statement regarding a new report showing that Missouri’s occupational licensing laws for lower-income occupations are the 22nd most burdensome in the nation. “Starting a new career or business is hard enough without the added headache of wading through unnecessary and expensive […]

Twenty mayors plead MHDC to not eliminate LIHTC

Mayors tout low-income housing tax credit as a vital tool for disadvantaged residents JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Mayors from across the state wrote a letter to Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) touting the value of Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) developments in their town. Six of eight MHDC commissioners […]

Midwest Litigation Services, Midwest Trial Services, and Aequitas ADR Services to change name to Alaris

ST. LOUIS – Midwest Litigation Services, Midwest Trial Services, and Aequitas ADR Services has officially changed its name to Alaris. The new name, Alaris, is a Latin word which means auxiliary troops. The company says this reflects the company’s mission to be a support team for its clients. The company, originally […]

Hepatitis C cure allowed with state Medicaid after lawsuit

ST. LOUIS – A life-saving medicine that cures hepatitis C will now be available to the thousands of Missouri Medicaid recipients suffering from the disease. The decision to allow the medicine was permitted after litigation against the Missouri Department of Social Services (MDSS) brought by three Medicaid recipients represented by […]

Execution date set for Russell ‘Too Sick to be Executed’ Bucklew

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tuesday, a 20-year legal battle over Russell Bucklew’s execution ended. In June 1997, Bucklew was found guilty of first-degree murder and was sentenced to be executed. In 1998, the judgment was upheld and then later stayed. In 2000, the post-conviction relief was overruled and his judgment […]

REPORT: Outside investigation needed into Missouri Veterans Home after initial Lt. Governor’s inquiry

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The October Lt. Governor’s Office inquiry report into the Missouri Veterans Home in St. Louis has surfaced, showing possible negligence and need for an outside investigation. Gov. Eric Greitens announced the fourth inquiry into the home this year on November 16. “The Office of Lieutenant Governor was […]