Missouri's Democratic caucus is losing a great representative. Mike Talboy, the Missouri House's minority leader, isn't running for re-election; he's taking a job with Burns & McDonnell as the firm's first Director of Governmental Affairs. His first day on the job is June 4.
News broke earlier this week that Talboy wouldn't run, but the job Talboy couldn't turn down was revealed today. Burns & McDonnell's press release says: "Talboy will serve as Burns & McDonnell's liaison with local, state and federal officials in the support of the firm's related business units."