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  • By Monte Miller, Missourian Staff Writer
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A report released last week by State Auditor Nicole Galloway shed light on a secret bank account funded by lobbyists and used by senators to purchase late night meals.

Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke issued a statement Wednesday morning in the wake of an ad in The Missourian that incorrectly listed him among people endorsing one of the candidates for sheriff in next Tuesday’s primary election.

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has again used his veto pen against legislation sponsored by a Franklin County lawmaker.

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Just days after Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a controversial omnibus gun bill, Republican lawmakers are circling the wagons in preparation for a veto override vote in mid-September.

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon today vetoed Senate Bill 656, which would have eliminated the current requirements that individuals must obtain training, education, a background check and a permit in order to carry a concealed firearm in Missouri.

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  • By Monte Miller, Missourian Staff Writer
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In what was expected to be a contentious race for First District commissioner of Franklin County, the first shot has been fired by challenger Tim Baker, R-Robertsville, accusing incumbent Tim Brinker, R-Washington, of having unpaid taxes at the time of filing for re-election, thus making him…

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Missouri lawmakers took one step forward and two steps back on statewide transportation funding during the latest legislative session.

  • Dick Stratman Former Mayor, Political Science Teacher
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As I look upon the 2016 election for president and vice president, I realize how little the American public knows about the process of electing our nation’s chief executives.

A bill originally proposed by U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt providing flags flown over the Capitol to the families of fallen first responders passed the House on Tuesday and now awaits President Obama’s signature.

  • By Monte Miller, Missourian Staff Writer
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With the 2016 second legislative session wrapping up, lawmakers across the state are reviewing their failures and success of bills and legislation they proposed.

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A bill originally sponsored by State Rep. Justin Alferman, R-Hermann, has cleared two hurdles in the General Assembly and is now headed to Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk.

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After weeks of media attention and emotional debate, SJR 39, otherwise known as the Missouri religious freedom bill, is dead after the House Emerging Issues Committee vote ended in a tie, preventing the bill from moving on.

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State Rep. Dave Hinson, R-St. Clair, who pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated last week, changed his story the day after a Feb. 2 vehicle accident in Jefferson City, a police report shows.

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  • By Josh Mitchell, Missourian Staff Writer
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State Rep. Dave Hinson, R-St. Clair, on Thursday pleaded guilty in Cole County Circuit Court to a misdemeanor driving under the influence charge.

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  • By Josh Mitchell, Missourian Staff Writer
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A bill that would have provided counties a new way to fund 911 services will not pass the Missouri Legislature this year, according to a state senator.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill said Monday that she won't run for Missouri governor in 2016, avoiding a potential Democratic primary with Missouri's attorney general.

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Carolyn Goodman, the wife of Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, has been elected to succeed him in a contest that affirmed Sin City's affection for its booze-swilling leader of 12 years.

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