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Judicial Candidate Receives Large Donation from National Republican Committee

Brian Stumpe, the Republican candidate for the Cole County Circuit Judge, received a $100,000 donation from the Republican State Leadership Committee based in Washington, D.C.

10/08/2014

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Capitol Perspectives: Dealing with Less

The legislature’s sweeping tax cut bill passed this spring, followed by voter rejection of the transportation sales tax increase, has led me to think about the possible need for state government to slim down.

10/03/2014

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#Throwback Thursday: Missouri State Penitentiary Riot of 1954

When the riot was all over, four inmates had been killed, 50 injured and one attempted suicide.

09/25/2014

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Capitol Perspectives: The Budget Fights of Two Nixons

The current fight over state spending between Missouri’s governor and the legislature is a part of a fundamental policy dispute that goes back to the early years of our country.

09/19/2014

John Britton

Britton, Influential Missouri Lobbyist, Dies at 88

John Britton died Tuesday at a Jefferson City hospital after an extended illness.

08/06/2014

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Gov. Nixon Veteoes “Sham” Payday Loan Legislation

“Missourians want meaningful payday lending reform, not a sham effort at reform that allows such predatory practices to continue,” Nixon said

07/10/2014

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Somebody Swiped The Gas Chamber Keys

During a private tour of the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City, the keys to the prison’s gas chamber mysteriously disappeared.

06/08/2014

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Capitol Perspectives: A Mixed Legislative Record for Missouri’s Governor

Much of the attention of this legislative session has focused on Gov. Jay Nixon’s failed efforts for Medicaid expansion, but there’s another side to the story.

05/19/2014

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Mo. Legislative Session Scorecard

Session ended Friday night in Jefferson City

05/16/2014

Pro-choice protesters demonstrate outside the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington D.C. on Jan. 22, 2010. (Getty Images)

Missouri Lawmakers Pass 3-Day Abortion Waiting Period

Legislation would require a woman to wait 3 days after first seeing a doctor before having an abortion.

05/14/2014

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