Day: August 18, 2017

Lt. Gov. gives Sen. Chappelle-Nadal three weeks to resign, or be expelled

Lt. Gov. Mike Parson has given Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D-University City) an ultimatum: Resign by the date of the upcoming veto session (Sept. 13) or face expulsion from the Missouri Senate. Parson held a press conference this afternoon at the Capitol and later at the Greene Co. Sheriff’s Office, where he told reporters, “We had a sitting senator in the state of Missouri that asked for the president of the United States to be executed, to be […]

Unions look to force statewide vote with 310,000 signatures seeking to block right-to-work

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It seems that, pending a review of petitions by Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, Missouri labor unions’ efforts in the fight to push back right-to-work laws from taking effect in the Show-Me State have been successful. Thousands of anti-RTW protesters crowded the State Capitol on Friday morning, rallying with flags and signs as they submitted the signatures needed to suspend the right-to-work law from taking effect. The minimum requirement to qualify […]

If you still need eclipse glasses, buying a 12-pack of beer might be your only option

Everywhere you call, they’re out, and eclipse glasses being sold on Amazon at a premium — anywhere from $50 to $80 for a 5-pack, and there’s no guarantee at this point they’ll arrive before Monday. Places that still had them until earlier today are now sold out — REI, Left Bank Books, the St. Louis Science Center, Envision Optical, Clarkson EyeCare, and others. Viviano’s in Fenton tells us they still have a few left for […]

Lt. Gov. Parson to hold press conference calling for expulsion of Sen. Chappelle-Nadal

Lieutenant Governor and President of the Missouri Senate Mike Parson will hold a press conference today in Springfield calling for the expulsion of State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal under Article III, Section 18 of the Missouri Constitution in response to her call for the assassination of the President of the United States. Who:               Lieutenant Governor and Missouri Senate President Michael L. Parson What:              Press Conference Greene County Sheriff’s Office, 1010 N Boonville Ave, Springfield, […]

Clayton Times Conversation: Democratic challenger Kelli Dunaway

This week, Clayton Times had a chance to sit down with one of the candidates for Missouri’s 2nd Congressional District. Kelli Dunaway, a Democrat, is seeking to challenge Republican Congresswoman Ann Wagner pending the results from the Aug. 7, 2018 primary. Dunaway, who lives in Chesterfield, is the Assistant Director of Legal Professional Development at Bryan Cave and once served as a field organizer for Barack Obama during his 2008 presidential campaign. Clayton Times: What compelled […]

Chappelle-Nadal not backing down

On the heels of sparking outrage from Republicans and some of her fellow Democrats, Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D-University City) turns to the same public forum that got her in trouble in the first place to fire back at her critics. An early morning Facebook post reads as follows: Good Morning! I’d like to thank everyone for your support. Thank you for working against establishment Democrats who don’t care about the everyday working mother. Thank you […]

Emerson partnering with Pink Petro to support women in fuel industry

Emerson, which is based in Ferguson, will join Pink Petro to support women professionals in the energy industry field. Mike Train, executive president of Emerson Automation Solutions said the partnership with Pink Petro is one example of Emerson’s commitment to support the professional development of women working in the energy sector. “One of Emerson’s core tenets is our dedication to creating a global workplace that supports and promotes diversity, and that’s particularly true for women […]

Lt. Gov. Parson keynote speaker at Military Appreciation Day at State Fair

Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson spoke to a crowd of over one thousand people during the annual Military Appreciation Day at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia. The ceremony paid tribute to veterans of the United States Military and their service to our nation. Lieutenant Governor Parson spoke of Missouri’s commitment to veterans, and the critical need for values that veterans have to be passed down to the next generation of Americans. “I would not be […]

How small is Democratic Party in Missouri, really?

By Michael Layer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House special election, which saw Sara Walsh defeat Michela Skelton, signaled a different enthusiasm from Missouri Democrats. Sarah Wood Martin, alderman of St. Louis’ 11th Ward and background operator for Democrats, felt that Skelton’s impressive numbers were because of the influence of Stephen Webber, Chairman of the Missouri Democratic Party. “We’re seeing the result of Stephen Webber being on the ground. It’s really the first time we’ve […]

Blunt to Visit Aviation Classification Repair Activity Depot in Springfield

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) will be in Springfield, Mo., today at 1:45 p.m. CT to meet with 1107th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group personnel and tour the Aviation Classification Repair Activity Depot (AVCRAD). Blunt will discuss the AVCRAD’s critical role in providing maintenance for Army National Guard aviation units in multiple states, and the substantial savings that operations at the AVCRAD facility provide for the National Guard. Blunt will hold a press […]