Capitol Insight

January 3 | Jefferson City

Hit the ground running for the 2023 Legislative Session! Whether you’re new to the Missouri Capitol or an experienced advocacy professional, you won’t want to miss this gathering of your peers, industry experts and government officials. Equip yourself to achieve your advocacy goals with the latest legislative intel, updates and more to maximize your impact in Jefferson City.


Join us at the Courtyard by Marriott located at 610 Bolivar Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101.

Complimentary parking is available onsite. 

Courtyard Jefferson City

Agenda & Speakers

1pm | Welcome

1:10pm | Strategist Face Off: 2023 Legislative Session

1:50pm | Managing Competing Interests in the Budget

2:40pm | Safer Missouri, Stronger Missouri

3:20pm | Legislative Leaders’ Outlook on the 2023 Session

4:00pm | Award Presentation

4:15-5:30pm | Networking Reception

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Agenda topics curated by our expert governmental affairs team to include:

  • Elections: how the 2022 election cycle results shape our 2023 legislative landscape
  • State budget: learn about the challenges and opportunities for this year’s budget process
  • Public safety: an urgent policy issue impacting rural and urban communities statewide
  • Legislative leadership panel: hear from leaders on both sides of the aisle as they debate key issues
Issues & Advocacy
2023 Capitol Insight Agenda

Full agenda available now!

Jack Cardetti & Jonathan Ratliff

Strategist Face Off: 2023 Legislative Session

Jack Cardetti and Jonathan Ratliff, strategists from both sides of the political spectrum, will discuss how election results in 2022 will shape the 2023 legislative landscape at the Missouri State Capitol. The changing and sometimes unpredictable will of Missouri voters can have a major impact on legislative policy and the day-to-day function of the Missouri Senate and House. Attendees will hear an overview of the incoming class of legislators, predictions about next year’s session, and plenty of good-natured ribbing.

Rep. Betsy Fogle; Sen. Lincoln Hough; Rep. Brenda Shields; Sen. Brian Williams

Managing Competing Interests in the Budget

In a year with record high general revenue and potential of re-appropriating unspent federal funds, budget requests are bound to be plentiful in 2023. Hear from Republican and Democrat members of the House Budget Committee and Senate Appropriations Committee as they discuss their approaches to managing Missouri’s budget and competing interests when the state coffers are flush with cash. Panelists will also dive into a discussion on child care funding – an anticipated key topic in the Capitol this year with huge implications for our state’s workforce.

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey
Andrew Bailey

Missouri Attorney General

Safer Missouri, Stronger Missouri

Concern about crime has risen across the state, in both urban and rural communities. Negative national attention on Missouri’s crime rates stalls economic growth as it hinders the recruitment of talent and business investment. Business leaders are sounding the alarm – an increase in crime impacts economic competitiveness. In a conversation moderated by Dan Mehan, President/CEO of missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Attorney General Andrew Bailey will address the state’s public safety challenges and share a few pieces of the roadmap to a safer and stronger Missouri.

Bipartisan legislative panel
Sen. Doug Beck; Sen. Cindy O'Laughlin; Rep. Dean Plocher; Rep. Crystal Quade

Bipartisan Legislative Panel

Join Kara Corches, the Missouri Chamber’s VP of Governmental Affairs, as she moderates a candid discussion between Missouri’s top legislative leaders: Sen. Doug Beck, Assistant Minority Floor Leader; Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin, Majority Floor Leader; Rep. Dean Plocher, Speaker of the House; Rep. Crystal Quade, Minority Floor Leader. The bipartisan panel will debate key policy issues, share the challenges and rewards of leading their respective caucuses, and offer their thoughts on the upcoming 2023 legislative session.

Event Questions?

Contact Ashley Schwab, Director of Conference Development.

Ashley Schwab

Director of Conference Development



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