The 2016 state legislative sessions have already witnessed a host of important actions, with legislators across the country considering measures to increase and decrease governmental transparency.Continue reading
Open records requesters are being charged hefty fees in Missouri to get their hands on records that could reveal more about how the local and state government operated during one of their most sensitive times.Continue reading
The Ferguson, Missouri shooting reflected three categories where the authorities utterly failed in their duty to be transparent. Unfortunately, they reflect broader problems across America.Continue reading
As primary season begins to wind down, outside conservative groups are still pouring money into TV ads and mailers, trying to score a few upsets against longtime incumbents.Continue reading
One day after Colorado voters ousted two state senators over their support for gun control, Missouri lawmakers are debating whether to try to make federal gun control measures illegal in their state. In a special legislative session opening today, opponents ...Continue reading
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This post has been updated. Todd Akin is resolute about staying in his race for Missouri's Senate seat, but the question is how much money he'll have for the contest. Ignoring calls from leaders of his own party to abandon ...Continue reading
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Democratic outside groups, pouring in over $1 million during Missouri's Republican Senate primary, got the guy they wanted: Rep. Todd Akin, who Tuesday upset two other Republicans to take the GOP nomination. Recent polls have ...Continue reading
The Open Government
Directive encouraged states to put valuable government data online. In this series we're reviewing each state's efforts in this direction.
This week: Missouri
Residents of Missouri who want a glimpse ...