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Capitol Perspectives: Spokespersons Who Will Not Speak

Earlier this month, Missouri experienced an extraordinary series of government spokespersons who refused to speak.

10/18/2013

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Education Board Seeks Additional Funding For Normandy District

Normandy is projected to run out of money in March. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and the Missouri Legislature must approve the education budget.

09/18/2013

Mo. Senator Says Legislature Will Consider Armed Offender Docket

“I think you would have to not be paying attention to the evening news to not see what seems to be a spiraling impact of gun violence in our region, in our city”

09/18/2013

St. Louis Circuit Court (KMOX/file photo)

The Armed Offender Docket’s Next Battleground: The Mo. Legislature

On Monday, St. Louis Circuit Court judges voted against the proposal which would have created a special court for prosecuting gun-related crimes.

09/17/2013

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Capitol Perspectives: Political Courage

Political courage. That’s the phrase that came to my mind as I watched the Senate’s top GOP leaders cast the deciding votes that killed the gun-rights bill.

09/13/2013

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Mo. Lawmaker Compares Governor’s Campaigning to Nazi Propaganda

“If you will remember, propaganda served as an important tool to win over the majority of the German public during Adolf Hitler’s rule.”

09/06/2013

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Votes on Mo. Income Tax Cut Could Draw Challengers

The leader of a conservative group said that it may recruit primary challengers to run against any Republican lawmaker who votes “no” on an attempt to override the veto.

08/23/2013

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

St. Louis Lawmakers Optimistic About School Transfer Changes

Rep. Mike Colona, D-. St. Louis, says he feels good about the eventual outcome because stakeholders, including parents and children, will have input.

08/19/2013

Doe Run smelter in Herculaneum, Mo. Photo: KMOX

Doe Run Co. Seeks Override of Nixon Veto

Lead miner says its very future is at stake, unless Missouri House takes action.

08/18/2013

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Gov. Nixon Defends Veto of Mo. Tax Cut Legislation

Nixon sent lawmakers a letter Monday that said enacting the tax cuts could jeopardize Missouri’s AAA-credit rating. Nixon says credit rating agencies noted the legislation in reports this month.

07/30/2013

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