Gate Way Group’s Tom Dempsey Delivers Commencement Speech

Tom Dempsey, former President Pro-Tem of the Missouri Senate, delivers the commencement speech for the graduating class of 2013 from Lindenwood University. In his speech, Dempsey relays the importance of hard work and perseverance through his long-standing career in the restaurant industry. Most of Dempsey’s life lessons were gained in a small Italian restaurant where[…]

David Jackson Discusses Transportation Issues in Missouri on KMOX

Earlier this week, David Jackson, Managing Partner of the Gate Way Group, is featured on KMOX with host Mark Reardon. Jackson highlights the problems facing Missour’s infrastructure and the status of Missouri’s roads and bridges. Among possible solutions, Jackson mentions a Public-Private Partnership and points to conservative states predominately on the east coast that have[…]

Missouri July Revenue Report

State Budget Director Linda Luebbering released the state’s monthly revenue report today, showing a slight downturn in collections compared to July of 2014. July collections 1.2 percent from $512.9 million in 2014 to $506 million this year. Luebbering said the state general revenue fund borrowed $200 million from the state’s budget reserves for “cash flow”[…]

Rowden drops majority leader bid to seek 19th District Senate seat

State Rep. Caleb Rowden abandoned his bid for House majority leader Monday to turn his attention to the 19th District state Senate seat that Democrats are eager to capture in 2016 with state Rep. Stephen Webber. Rowden, a Columbia Republican, said he made the decision during a recent anniversary vacation with his wife, Aubrey Rowden.[…]

Missouri officials say heavier truck cargo could hurt roads

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Farmers praised legislation that would end weight limits for trucks carrying livestock and grain, but state transportation officials warned members of a Senate agriculture panel Wednesday that the bill could damage roads at a time when money for repairs is strained. The current law has no weight limits for trucks[…]

Record number of bills vetoed by Missouri Governor

JEFFERSON CITY • Gov. Jay Nixon used his veto pen to set a personal record this year following a legislative session marred by showdowns over tax cuts, school choice and revenue estimates. Nixon, a Democrat, vetoed 33 bills — the most in a single year since he took office in 2009. His total is just two[…]

VOTER EDUCATION: Missouri Legislature Refers Ballot Proposal developing a “Veterans Lottery Ticket”

Click Here to Download Printable PDF Subject: 2014 Ballot Measures in Missouri Gate Way Group Contact: Dave Berry Ballot Title: “Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to create a “Veterans Lottery Ticket” and to use the revenue from the sale of these tickets for projects and services related to veterans?” This question was referred to[…]

Missouri Dermatologists Help Push Skin Safety Legislation Past Missouri House

Posted by Dave Berry JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri teens younger than 17 would need parental consent to use tanning machines that emit ultraviolet raysunder legislation passed by the state House. The measure would penalize tanning salons $500 every time they provide services to teenagers without parental consent. State health officials would be charged with[…]