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Our Call: Sunshine Law should be enforced, not threatened

February 15, 2019

Editorial This newspaper will never compromise on the Sunshine Law. We don’t think our state legislators should either. It’s that simple. The Sunshine Law is basic — public records belong to the public, whether government officials like that or not. Yet last week saw a rollback in the Missou...

Sunshine Law change is a ‘crisis to access’

The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City.

February 13, 2019

By Ian Nickens, Gaelle Fournier and Kelsey Wu of the Columbia Missourian and Erin Achenbach of the Call Missouri House members approved changes in the state Sunshine Law last week that would make communications between public officials at all levels of government and their constituents largely immune...

Murphy, O’Donnell to host first town halls

From left to right: 94th District candidates Jim Murphy and Jean Pretto and 95th District candidates Michael O'Donnell and Mike Walter at the candidate forum Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 at Mehlville High School in St. Louis. Murphy and O'Donnell both went on to be elected as representatives of their respective districts.

February 13, 2019

Two new south county state legislators will host a joint town hall this weekend. Rep. Jim Murphy, R-Oakville, and Rep. Michael O’Donnell, R-Oakville, will jointly host a town hall from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Cliff Cave Library, 5430 Telegraph Road in Oakville. It is the first town hall for both leg...

Legislators exempt themselves from Sunshine Law

Rep. David Gregory addresses the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in July 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

January 29, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  The first official vote of the 100th General Assembly was for legislators to nullify part of a new Missouri Constitutional amendment passed by voters in November, Clean Missouri. Legislators govern the Sunshine Law that mandates that governme...

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Rep. Michael O’Donnell