DOUG CREWS

DOUG CREWS

Former state press association executive

Doug Crews has worked as a lobbyist in the State Capitol for more than 35 years. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism in 1973 from the University of Missouri, Columbia. He edited and/or co-published four Missouri community newspapers before joining the Missouri Press Association’s staff in 1979 in Columbia. He was MPA’s Assistant Director for 11 years before serving as Executive Director from 1990 until his retirement in 2016. Doug continues to lobby in Jefferson City for the press association on issues affecting newspapers, the news media and the public, such as Missouri’s Sunshine Law, open meetings and open records of state and local governments, and a variety of other topics.

CONTACT

314 E. High Street
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101

Telephone: +1 573.893.4336
Fax: +1 573.893.5398

UPDATES

2022 End of Missouri Legislative Session Recap

2022 End of Missouri Legislative Session Recap

THE issue delaying action of the Missouri Senate for weeks and months during the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly is among the first to be finalized by Gov. Mike Parson. The new Congressional redistricting map that basically broke the Senate due to...

Missouri Supreme Court Tosses Out 2018 Bill Due to Multiple Subjects

Missouri Supreme Court Tosses Out 2018 Bill Due to Multiple Subjects

A lawsuit filed by the City of De Soto and a De Soto resident (the plaintiffs) sought a declaratory judgment that a bill passed in 2018 by the General Assembly violated the “single-subject” provision of the Missouri Constitution and that the bill contained “an...

Governor Signs Legislation to Increase Missouri Gas Tax

Governor Signs Legislation to Increase Missouri Gas Tax

The Missouri General Assembly passed a gas tax increase in May 2021 to help fund road and bridge projects. On Tuesday, July 13, Governor Mike Parson (R) signed Senate Bill 262 (sponsored by Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan). Beginning in October 2021...