• By Monte Miller, Missourian Staff Writer
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A bill to fund renovations to the Scottrade Center is moving closer to passage, despite St. Louis city voters rejecting the use of public funds to build a new sporting venue in April.

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  • By Monte Miller, Missourian Staff Writer
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In their efforts to cut waste while at the same time generate new funding for transportation, Missouri House members voted to cut grants for field sobriety checkpoints from the state budget.

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  • By Monte Miller, Missourian Staff Writer
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In a somewhat surprise appearance, U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt attended the annual Lincoln Day banquet in Washington Friday night to thank Franklin County voters for putting him over the top in his recent re-election bid.

  • By Karen Butterfield, Union Missourian Editor
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Union Fire Protection District board member Gary Banderman Sr. will face Mike Dedert in his bid to retain a seat on the board in Tuesday’s general municipal election.

  • By Monte Miller, Missourian Staff Writer
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In early December, outgoing Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon appointed former Franklin County Presiding Commissioner Ed Hillhouse, Villa Ridge, to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, but his tenure may be short-lived.

  • By Monte Miller, Missourian Staff Writer
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Now that the dust has settled on the year-long 2016 campaigns, a combined $336,165 was spent by the winning and losing candidates for Franklin County political offices.

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

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