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Missouri First

Opponents of a new transmission line across northern Missouri sit in the rotunda of the Missouri Capitol on April 16, 2019.
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A federal appeals court will hear arguments in St. Louis on Friday in a case that challenges the idea that unpaid lobbyists have to register with the Missouri Ethics Commission.

A divided panel of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in November that Ron Calzone, a conservative activist, had to fill out the required forms and pay a fine for failing to do so. In a rare move, all 12 judges of the court will reconsider the case.

(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

About 30 Tea Party members held a brief rally today inside the Missouri Capitol, where they called on lawmakers to reject the Aerotropolis proposal.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Jan. 20, 2010 - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon primarily stuck to the basics -- jobs, the state budget and ethics reform -- in a State of the State speech Wednesday night that, particularly on the economic front, echoed the themes of his first address a year ago.

Just as he did last year, Nixon highlighted new programs aimed at creating and retaining jobs for Missourians hard-hit by the economic collapse.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Jan. 8, 2010 - On the same day that the latest national unemployment figures remained stuck at 10 percent, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon sought to underscore his commitment to stem the state's defection of major St. Louis area companies and their high-paying jobs.