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Rachael Herndon Dunn

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Rachael Herndon is the editor at The Missouri Times, and also produces This Week in Missouri Politics, publishes Missouri Times Magazine, and co-hosts the #moleg podcast. 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 rachael@themissouritimes.com, or via Twitter @TheRachDunn.

This Week in the PSC: Commission agrees they have Clean Line jurisdiction

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission met Wednesday to address five orders and discuss three cases. Just under an hour of case...

Opinion: Missouri PACE should be strengthened, not dismantled

Missouri’s Property Assessment Clean Energy (PACE) districts provide property owners access to affordable, private financing for renewable energy, and energy-efficient home and building improvements....

Opinion: Missouri’s new minimum wage prices youth out of jobs

Missouri voters went to the polls in November and overwhelming approved increasing the state’s minimum wage. Proposition B mandates annual increases to Missouri’s minimum...

Amended LIHTC fix perfected by the Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Senate reached an agreement on re-starting the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program on Wednesday evening, perfecting a bill...

#moleg podcast: Talking with Rep. Dale Wright about his background and motivation

Editor Rachael Herndon Dunn sits down with freshman Republican Rep. Dale Wright from Farmington to discuss why he ran for office, what his experience...

King Jr. celebration delivers on theme of legacy and focus

Major General Donna Martin, commanding general of Maneuver Support Center of Excellence at Ft. Leonard Wood, echoed lessons of Martin Luther King, Jr., in...

Missouri Conservative’s Next Generation

Missouri now hosts the country’s youngest speaker. Previously hosting the state’s youngest budget chair in Scott Fitzpatrick, it now boasts the second youngest statewide official in the country with Fitzpatrick, the newly appointed state treasurer. The two are leading what could set into motion decades of policy and politics for the next generation of conservatives.

Jones’ research firm takes off

Willis Jones may be the new playmaker in Republican politics, building his business making the best defense for candidates in a great offense. At his...

Behind the lawmakers: Rebecca Plocher, wife of Rep. Dean Plocher

What do you do? I am a registered nurse at a surgery center.  How did you meet your spouse? Dean and I met through a friend of...

Behind the lawmakers: Jana Smith, wife of Rep. Cody Smith

Charlie, a Jasper County preschooler who “loves playing in the dirt and is obsessed with dinosaurs,” may be doomed to one day be successful....