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According to sources in Washington, D.C., former Missouri Sen. Jim Talent, R-Des Peres, is now at the top of a short list of prospects to become secretary of defense in the rapidly forming cabinet of President-elect Donald Trump.

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Campaign spending in the race for Circuit Judge between David Hoven and Ike Lamke is more than double that of all other county races combined.

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Due to high profile presidential and gubernatorial races this year, Franklin County Clerk Debbie Door, chief election official, is predicting countywide voter turnout between 73 and 76 percent.

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Three-term state Rep. Paul Curtman, R-Union, is running for his fourth and final term for the 109th District House seat. He is facing Green Party candidate and Labadie resident Ellen Skiljan, who is new to politics.

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The race for Second District commissioner of Franklin County features incumbent Jeff Maune, D-Union, and state Rep. Dave Hinson, R-St. Clair, who is vacating his House seat.

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According to State Rep. Justin Alferman, R-Hermann, Gov. Jay Nixon’s cuts of $59 million in spending is in direct retaliation for 13 of his vetoes being overridden Wednesday evening.

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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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  • By Monte Miller, Missourian Staff Writer
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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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  • By Monte Miller, Missourian Staff Writer
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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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  • By Monte Miller, Missourian Staff Writer
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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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  • By Monte Miller, Missourian Staff Writer
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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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