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Minimum Wage Increase may be Headed to the Ballot in 2024

Missouri voters are likely to decide this fall on an amendment to the State Constitution that would allow Missouri workers to earn up to seven paid sick days per year and would gradually raise Missouri’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2026. According to the St. Louis...

Remembering Harry E. Gallagher

Our dear friend and longtime colleague Harry E. Gallagher passed away peacefully this week.  Harry was instrumental in the careers of many Missouri legislative consultants and lobbyists, including CN Missouri Partner Heath Clarkston.  Harry was a wealth of knowledge...

Candidates File for Statewide Office, Congress, General Assembly

The month-long candidate filing period ended on March 26, with two statewide candidates switching their potential offices on the last day of filing. On March 26, House Speaker Dean Plocher (R-St. Louis) filed for Secretary of State when he had previously filed for Lt....

2024 Legislative Session

The second regular session of the 102nd General Assembly of Missouri kicked off this week. Pre-filing of bills for the 2024 legislative session began on December 1st. Opening Day, January 3rd, represents the first Wednesday after the first Monday of January, the...

Presidential Preference Primary Eliminated in Missouri

Missouri voters first went to the polls in 1988 to vote in a presidential preference primary (PPP), then again beginning in 2000. But during the 2022 legislative session, the General Assembly decided to do away with the election. Attempts were made by some legislators...

What’s Next for Initiative Petitions in Missouri?

When Missourians vote statewide in August and November of 2024, there may be several initiative petitions on the ballot to amend the state’s Constitution and/or its state statutes. In recent years, both the public and the General Assembly have placed such ballot...

I-70 Widening Project Just Around The Corner

It won’t be long until travelers on Interstate 70 may begin feeling the effects of expansion and construction across the state. The 2023 General Assembly allocated a record $2.8 billion for I-70 improvements and widening to three lanes in each direction from Blue...