Legislative leaders to speak at 2016 Day at the Capitol

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Gov. Nixon will join via videoconference to take questions from MPA members

January 27 is last day to register for Day at the Capitol; your attendance is needed 


Thursday, February 4, in Jefferson City

8:00-9:30 a.m.: Breakfast for MPA Members and Legislators (pastries and coffee), House Hearing Room 2, State Capitol Basement.

10:00-11:30 a.m.: Day at the Capitol program in the Senate Lounge, Third Floor, State Capitol. The morning program features Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway. Also, a panel discussion on Ethics Reform and Missouri Campaign Finance Laws is scheduled featuring James Klahr, executive director of the Missouri Ethics Commission, and several Missouri legislators.

11:45 a.m.: Luncheon in the Governor’s Mansion. Attendees will leave the Capitol at 11:30 a.m. for the brief walk to the Governor’s Mansion. Speaker of the House Todd Richardson (R-Poplar Bluff) and Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard (R-Joplin) will speak to the MPA group. A Q&A will follow.

Gov. Jay Nixon will appear via videoconference to the MPA group from 1-1:30 p.m. He will make some remarks and answer questions. The governor is set to lead a delegation of Missouri representatives on a trade mission to Colombia and Peru next week and will be unable to attend in person.

(You must be registered with Missouri Press Association to attend the luncheon in the Governor’s Mansion. Missouri Press Association pays for breakfast and luncheon costs. There is no charge for members. However, last-minute cancellations will result in a $50 cancellation fee.)

1:30 p.m.: Adjourn from the Governor’s Mansion.

2:00 p.m.: Missouri Associated Press Managing Editors Contest Awards Ceremony, Capitol Building.

Wednesday, Jan. 27, is the deadline to register for Day at the Capitol.

Register today!

Need a sleeping room?

MPA is holding a block of rooms for Wednesday, February 3, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Jefferson City. DoubleTree’s address is: 422 Monroe Street, Jefferson City.

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