Day: August 17, 2017

Could we see a veto override this fall?

As the legislature’s annual veto session draws closer, the question of what, if any, legislation could be taken up by the Missouri General Assembly is still being asked. Gov. Eric Greitens vetoed only a few bills from the past legislative session, but when comparing the bills in question and the legislature has been called back for two special sessions now, it stands to reason that the legislators may not choose to try and override any […]

Twelve Carmody MacDonald lawyers recognized as nation’s best

“Best Lawyers” — a peer review publication — has recognized 12 Carmody MacDonald attorneys in its annual “The Best Lawyers in America” list and “Lawyer of the Year” awards. Best Lawyers recognizes attorneys based on peer review from colleagues within the same geographical and practice areas. Kevin Cushing, Carmody MacDonald Principal and member of the firm’s Management Team said, “Best Lawyers uses a peer-review methodology to determine its award recipients. Being recognized in their 2018 […]

Lt. Gov. Parson, Mo. Dems, now calling on Chappelle-Nadal to resign over Facebook post about Trump getting assassinated

Lt. Gov. Michael Parson, who is chief of the Missouri Senate per the state constitution, is calling on Sen. Maria Chapelle-Nadal to resign following her post on Twitter implying that President Trump should be assassinated. “It is a total disgrace for the Senator to call for the assassination of the President or any elected official,” Parson said. “I believe she should immediately resign from her position, as this is conduct not befitting of a State […]

St. Louis County Executive Announces One of Area’s Largest Eclipse Events

St. Louis County, MO – St. Louis County Parks is hosting one of the biggest eclipse events in our area. The Great American Total Solar Eclipse Event kicks off at 9 a.m. at Jefferson Barracks Park on August 21st. Indie Rock Band Cold Roses will provide entertainment and several food trucks will be stationed throughout the venue. “The last time a total solar eclipse occurred in the greater St. Louis area was 1442, so this […]

Zoo grizzlies moving into new habitat Centene helped fund

After a mama bear became a problem in Montana and was put down, wildlife officials were tasked with finding a new home for her two cubs. Huck and Finley are in quarantine for now, but will soon move into a brand new $11.1 million habitat, complete with a waterfall, rock bluff, ponds and other things bears love, like grass and dirt. A wading pool is supported on one side by a thick glass wall, that […]

Elected officials call Chappelle-Nadal to resign after comments about assassination

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Missouri state representative is calling on state Senator Maria Chapelle-Nadal, D-University City, to resign following a comment on Facebook in which she said she hoped President Donal Trump would be assassinated. The senator had posted the comment on a Facebook conversation in response to another commenter, Christopher Gagne, who wrote about a cousin of his who he said was on Trump’s Secret Service detail. “No. I will. I hope Trump […]

New Creve Coeur ice rinks opposed by some residents

Protestors gathered at the St. Louis County Council this week to protest a new ice rink facility being built in Creve Coeur Lake Park, but supporters of the project were there to speak out, too. The Open Space Council, which led the group, said the new ice facilities in Creve Coeur Lake Park that will include three indoor hockey rinks and an outside rink with a roof is not what residents want. Open Space Council Director Katherine […]

SciFest 2017: Eclipsed at the Science Center

When: Friday, August 18, 2017,  9:30 am –  4:30 pm Location: 5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO, 63110 Cost: Free Lead up to the Great American Eclipse on Monday, August 21 with a weekend of space exploration at the Science Center. Hear from local astronomers and planetary scientists about how eclipses happen and how you can view them safely. Learn what NASA and other space initiatives are studying, and see the night sky at high noon […]

Supreme Court to host St. Louis forum on racial, ethnic fairness

The Supreme Court of Missouri’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness expects to hold its next public feedback session next week in St. Louis to gain the public’s input into Missouri’s juvenile justice system. The public is invited to attend this session, which will focus on: * Listening to ideas, experiences or recommendations from the public; and * Examining strategies from community members about the juvenile justice system and ways Missouri courts can best meet […]

Committee uncertain if Prevailing Wage should be repealed

By Michael Layer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On Wednesday’s Senate Interim Committee on labor reform, Chairman Dave Schatz unveiled data he collected regarding Missouri’s Prevailing Wage Law. In his 23 page report, he found that about 85% of public works projects on the local level are under $500,000 and most of the projects are for local governments and colleges. The committee also heard 21 testimonies over about two and a half hours from financially-burdened mayors, […]