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Greitens Jet Setting Away Again

Does Missouri Governor Eric Greitens spend more time on the campaign trail for his political future than facing problems in Missouri head on? After a legislative session in Missouri marked by turmoil and inaction wrapped up last Friday in an exceptional display of dysfunction, this Tuesday and Wednesday Greitens is off to a Trump resort in Miami for the Republican Governors Association Corporate Policy Summit.

Two Atrocities on the Floor of the Missouri House

One was a representative dehumanizing LGBT Missourians and the other was the passage of SB 43.

Pay-to-Play an Unspoken Norm in Jeff City?

Last Thursday on the floor of the Senate, Senator Doug Libla (R-Poplar Bluff) and Senator Gary Romine (R-Farmington) discussed what was to come in the last three weeks of legislative session. What ensued was a conversation that turned to under the table pay-to-play.

Senators Schaaf and Romine Agree: Greitens' Dark Money is Bad

As the Missouri Legislature gets closer and closer to the end of session, tensions are rising and tempers are getting short, especially when it comes to Gov. Eric Greitens' hypocritical campaign commitment to clean up the corruption in Jefferson City.

New Lows for Ethics in Jefferson City

Many lawmakers in Jefferson City ran on a platform of cleaning up government. But taking a look at the events of last week, it couldn’t be clearer that ethics and conflicts of interest continue to be an afterthought (at best) for Jefferson City politicians.

Moms Face Online Harassment After Visit to the Capitol

Tuesday, volunteers with Moms Demand Action, a group that organizes around common sense gun reform, came to Jefferson City to talk with their legislators about an anti-business gun bill. It's a bill that has serious effects, but has made few headlines. That's partially why it is so odd a covertly taken picture of the volunteers ended up on a gun lobby facebook page.

Grocer's Priorities Pushed Through Committee Following Breakfast Event

Nothing to see here, just business as usual in Jeff City.

Greitens Supports 479,000 Missourians Losing Health Insurance

Governor Eric Greitens signed a letter, along with other extreme governors including Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, in praise of Speaker Paul Ryan's and President Trump's repeal of Obamacare. Their legislation, titled the "American Health Care Act" stands to lose 24 million Americans – including 479,000 Missourians – their health insurance.

How Missouri Republicans Have Celebrated Black History Month

A lot of our political outrage has been, rightfully, directed towards Washington, D.C. as of late, but these past few days Jefferson City, dare we say, takes the cake?

In an outrageous turn of events, Monday night Rep. Bill Lant (R-Pineville) cut off the mic of Missouri NAACP President Rod Chapel at a public hearing on discrimination protections. As Rep. Gina Mitten (D-St. Louis) said, “Jim Crow is alive and well in Missouri.”

New Study Reveals Economic Impact in Missouri of ACA Repeal

In January George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health released The Economic and Employment Consequences of Repealing Federal Health Reform: A 50 State Analysis, which breaks down the cost state by state of repealing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

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