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Presnell withdraws from race for term-limited Cross’ seat

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — The Missouri House race for term-limited Rep. Gary Cross’ seat just got a little less crowded. Jordan Presnell, a Democrat, has decided to drop out of the race. “I have learned a lot about the political process and hope that one-day campaigning becomes more about an individual’s personal convictions and qualifications and less about fundraising and political party cheerleading,” the Iraq War veteran said. “We live in a world where people […]

RELEASE: Missouri continues to provide leadership in the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo — The Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration continues to play a key role in the U.S. system of state-based insurance regulation by maintaining leadership roles on multiple committees for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). Director Chlora Lindley-Myers has been appointed to serve as the vice-chair of the NAIC International Insurance Relations (G) Committee. This committee is responsible for coordinating NAIC participation in international discussions on and […]

RELEASE: Senator Jamilah Nasheed to present human trafficking bill in committee

JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, announced that she will be presenting legislation relating to human trafficking before the Senate Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee on Jan. 22. The hearing is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. in the Senate Lounge. Senate Bill 792 would allow those who were forced into sex work against their will to have their criminal records relating to prostitution expunged, upon approval of a court. “Those forced […]

RELEASE: Def Leppard and Journey to co-headline Busch Stadium concert

The St. Louis Cardinals and Live Nation are proud to announce rock bands Def Leppard and Journey will perform at Busch Stadium on Friday, August 24.  Ticket prices and on-sale dates will be announced at a later date. “We are excited to host Rock & Roll legends, Journey and Def Leppard, at Busch Stadium,” said Vicki Bryant, Cardinals Vice President of Event Services & Merchandising.  “As two of most influential and best-selling bands of all-time, […]

Kelly withdraws earned paid family leave bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Just over a week after it was filed, a bill for earned paid family leave is being formally withdrawn. House Bill 1974 — introduced by Rep. Hannah Kelly, R-Mountain Grove — would have established up to eight weeks of paid leave per 12 month period for eligible employees. “I agree with President Trump that our nation has long overlooked making childcare more affordable for families, I believe it is time for […]

Ed Martin calls for resignation of Greitens on radio show

Former Missouri GOP chairman Ed Martin called for the resignation of the Governor of Missouri on his radio show, “The Answer,” which broadcasts in the afternoons on 105.3 FM in St. Louis and online. Allegra Kirkland, a reporter at Talking Points Memo, tweeted: Former Missouri GOP chairman @eagleedmartin (’13-15) said on his radio show on 105.3 FM just now that Greitens has to step down. Former Missouri GOP chairman @eagleedmartin ('13-15) said on his radio show on […]

Gladney endorsed by Fire Fighters in HD 87 race

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The race to become the next state representative for House District 87 looks to be heating up, with Army veteran and attorney Sam Gladney picking up a strong endorsement this week. The Professional Fire Fighters of Eastern Missouri and the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters both endorsed the Democratic candidate, saying “Sam Gladney gets it.  He is the right person, at the right time for the right job and we […]

Love’s Democratic opposition hits ‘Lyin’ Love’ after ethics hearing

“Are you as embarrassed as I am?” Chase Crawford, Rep. Warren Love’s announced Democratic opponent for 2018, asked in response to a three-hour hearing over a Facebook post. The Thursday afternoon ethics hearing stemmed from Rep. Warren Love, R-Osceola, posting in August that those responsible for vandalizing a Confederate monument should be “found and hung from a tall tree with a long rope.” Under oath, Love said he would submit to the mercy of the […]

Kehoe defining his legacy through infrastructure policy, patient dealmaking

The Missouri Times presenting Kehoe with inaugural Statesman of the Year award after legislative lapse in his absence In celebration of the 5th Anniversary of The Missouri Times, staff, subscribers, people in the business community, and a group of longtime Capitol observers combined to select the 2017 Missouri Statesman of the Year. The inaugural honoree is Senator Mike Kehoe, Cole County. We asked this collection of influential Missourians to help us identify someone who consistently […]

Missouri Farmers and Ranchers Optimistic Heading into 2018

By Eric Bohl, director of public affairs for Missouri Farm Bureau, the state’s largest farm organization Missouri Farm Bureau’s second annual FARMometer survey showed a number of positive trends in the attitudes of our state’s farmers and ranchers. The 1,200-plus attendees at MFB’s Annual Meeting at Tan-Tar-A in early December were polled on a number of agriculture-related topics, with the questions identical to last year’s inaugural survey. Overall, more than 76 percent of respondents have an […]