Author: Travis Zimpfer

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of June 26

Gov. Eric Greitens received widespread and bipartisan praise for an initiative he announced Thursday that will look to overhaul the state’s prison system. Greitens created the new Justice Reinvestment Task Force that will look to better the state’s embattled correctional system while also trying to find ways to reduce recidivism. […]

Democrats bemoan ‘reckless’ tax plan from Greitens’ committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Times published an early draft Wednesday of recommendations from the Governor’s Committee on Simple, Fair, and Low Taxes. Some of the recommendations in the draft included a total elimination of the corporate income tax (to be replaced by a gross receipts tax) and a […]

Soybean Merchandising Council wins appeal in IP case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council won in appellate court Tuesday in an ongoing case against AgBorn Genetics. The Western District Appeals Court affirmed another $60,000 sanctions award to the MSMC after a circuit court found in 2016 that certain Agborn executives improperly licensed MSMC’s proprietary soybean […]

Transportation task force holds first meeting at the Capitol

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The 21st Century Missouri Transportation Task Force held its inaugural public meeting in Jefferson City Wednesday afternoon, the first of seven such meetings which will take place around the state each month until December. Rep. Kevin Corlew and Sen. Dave Schatz chaired the task force and […]

Hough running for Wasson’s seat, will face Burlison in primary

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Greene County Commissioner Lincoln Hough ended months-long speculation he would run for term-limited Sen. Jay Wasson’s seat by confirming that he would seek an office in Jefferson City again, as first reported by the Springfield News-Leader. Hough left the House in 2016 to run for Greene County […]

Noren, Columbia reps hold town hall on photo voter ID

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Columbia’s two urban representatives held a town hall Monday evening alongside recently retired Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren to get the message out about the new photo voter ID law. Reps. Martha Stevens and Kip Kendrick, both Democrats, organized the town hall where 50 nearby residents, voters […]

Kander’s language on RTW IPs prevails in appellate court decision

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Western District of the Missouri Court of Appeals overturned a circuit court ruling Tuesday that required a rewrite of ballot language written by former Secretary of State Jason Kander. The initiative petition summary statements were approved the day Kander left office and Secretary of State […]

New poll suggests Missourians favor legal immigration reductions

WASHINGTON – A poll Missouri voters indicates the state that voted for President Donald Trump by a larger margin than any presidential candidate since World War II favors less legal immigration. The findings from NumbersUSA indicated that 63 percent of Missourians favor reducing the number of immigrants into the country […]