January 8, 2018 Less than a minute read

Missouri Chamber spins off GovWatch legislative tracking service

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has spun off GovWatch, a Jefferson City-based legislative tracking service, to be operated as an independent entity.

Since 1994, the Missouri Chamber has owned and operated GovWatch, growing the service to become the leading source of fast, accurate information about the Missouri General Assembly. The web-based system offers real-time information and allows users to analyze the text of every bill, amendment, substitute and more. GovWatch also provides in-depth statistical analysis of legislation, members, committees, vote records and campaign information.

These features have helped GovWatch attract hundreds of subscribers from across Missouri, including lobbyists, unions, associations, government entities and the media.

As of Dec. 31, 2017, the service now operates independently from the Missouri Chamber. This new arrangement will allow GovWatch to continue to grow and evolve, providing even better service and value going forward. The new entity will be managed by Chris Galloway, who has seven years of experience operating legislative tracking services — including GovWatch — in Missouri and Michigan.

“2018 is going to be an exciting year for GovWatch and our subscribers as we prepare to expand with several new features in the coming months, while continuing to provide the high quality legislative information for which we are known,” said Galloway.

Daniel P. Mehan, president and CEO of the Missouri Chamber, said the move will help GovWatch grow.

“Chris has a wealth of experience in this arena and we feel confident that this move will allow GovWatch to expand and augment its offerings in a way that will help the service continue to grow,” said Daniel P. Mehan, Missouri Chamber president and CEO. “GovWatch continues to be an essential tool for anyone interested in what is happening in Jefferson City. We have high hopes for seeing the service thrive in the future.”

Members of the Missouri Chamber will continue to receive a discount on their GovWatch subscriptions. To learn more about GovWatch, visit GovWatch.net or call 573-212-4300.


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