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Does the Jefferson City paper have a classified section for subletting apartments? Just asking.

Missouri Attorney General Hawley addresses Democrats’ residency concerns, rents apartment
By Jo Mannies • Feb 10, 2017

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley says he has rented an apartment in Jefferson City, to end accusations from Democrats that he has been violating state law by commuting from his home in Columbia…


Assistant House Minority Leader Gina Mitten, D-St. Louis, replied in a statement: “… Hawley said he ‘decided to call Democrats’ bluff on this.’ Hawley has it backwards. He claimed for weeks that the law didn’t apply to him but now he’s complying with it. Somebody blinked here, and it wasn’t us.”


Interesting headline. Doesn’t anyone peruse legislative bill filings anymore?

Josh Hawley (r) [2016 file photo].

Josh Hawley (r) [2016 file photo].

A bill filed in the Senate on Monday:

SB 396
Repeals the requirement that the Attorney General reside at the seat of government
Sponsor: Wallingford
LR Number: 1775S.01I
Fiscal Notes
Last Action: 2/6/2017 – S First Read–SB 396-Wallingford
Journal Page: S227
Calendar Position: 5
Effective Date: August 28, 2017

Current Bill Summary

SB 396 – This act repeals the requirement that the attorney general reside at the seat of government.

This act is identical to HB 797 (2017).

Uh, when republicans file bills like this it’s not just Democrats who don’t have confidence in Josh Hawley’s (r) legal opinion.


HB 797: no confidence in the legal opinion of Attorney General Josh Hawley (r) (January 31, 2017)