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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.

Capitol reacts to Nixon’s veto announcement of SB493

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Gov. Jay Nixon announced the Friday before Memorial Day weekend that he will veto SB493. The school transfer bill sought to create...

Onder releases list of endorsements in campaign for the 2nd

WENTZVILLE, Mo. - Former state representative and candidate for Missouri’ 2nd Senatorial District, Dr. Bob Onder announced a list of endorsements on Wednesday, spanning...

Grow Missouri makes plans for $1.5 million donation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo - Fresh off of their tax cut victory during the legislative session, ballot initiatives have been highlighted as priorities for Grow...

Hourly Updates: The House

During the last week of session, The Missouri Times will be bringing you hourly updates of all the floor activity of each chamber. Below is all...

Votes cross in abortion wait period legislative success

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Rep. Kevin Elmer, R-Nixa, sponsored HB1307 which passed in the late hours of Wednesday's session. The bill changed the 24-hour...

DOR permit for Tesla incites legislative response

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — HB1124 started as a seemingly simple bill with the intention to change laws that pertain to size and weight of...

Daily Updates: The House

During the penultimate week of session, The Missouri Times will be bringing you daily updates of all the floor activity of each chamber. Below is all...

Pregnancy resource center benevolent tax credits increased

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A bill to encourage private donations for pregnancy resource centers and food panties was truly agreed to and passed by...

Updated: Early voting petitions filed, $11 million estimated cost to counties

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – Signatures collected throughout the state regarding early voting were filed.  The initiative petition, supported by Missouri Jobs with Justice, changes...

Voter ID legislations make progress in Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - HB1073 and HJR 47, bills requiring photo identification to vote, are both now before the Senate, where 1073 was referred...