Capitol Perspectives

The dome shines brightly on the Missouri State Capitol as the sun begins to set in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Capitol Perspectives: Joke Bills

There’s a long tradition of filing bills for symbolic purposes or to make a statement.

02/25/2013

Capitol Perspectives: Rural Dominance in Mo. Legislature

“Simple words and country stories belie a depth of political skills, sophistication and determination that can catch the metro politicians off guard.”

02/09/2013

Mo Capitol

Capitol Perspectives: The Quitters

Every January after a general election, I’m fascinated by those who will be leaving office after years, sometimes decades, of service.

01/18/2013

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (C) delivers the State of the State address while Missour Lt. Governor Peter Kinder (R) and House Speaker Steve Tilley listen at the State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 17, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Capitol Perspectives: Governors and the Legislature

During the past few weeks, there have been increasing complaints from state legislators about the governor’s relationship with the Missouri General Assembly.

02/14/2012

Missoouri capitol

Capitol Perspectives: Lori’s Filibuster

Not much happened this past week in Missouri’s Senate. There’s a one-word explanation why: filibuster.

02/03/2012

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