Day: August 22, 2017

Clayton Board of Aldermen poised to pass budget, note $50,000 drop in revenue from last year

Clayton Mayor Harold Sanger started Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting by saying just five months ago, he responded to the vandalism and desecration of a Jewish Cemetery in University City, and that the events in Charlottesville has “forced us to restate unequivocally that there is no place in our state” for hate and violence. He called the KKK and their ilk despicable, gave reverence to those who fought wars against fascism, and said, “We denounce […]

Missing man found dead in Valley Park

St. Louis County Police responded to a call the evening of Aug. 20 that Matthew Kirk, 27, was swimming in the area of North Budder Park in Valley Park and his loved ones had lost contact with him. Police launched a comprehensive search of the area using all available resources, including helicopter, canine, ATVs, and boats, but were still unable to locate Kirk. Police report that Kirk was found dead on Aug. 21 at approximately […]

St. Louis County Council member requests a bill to halt construction related activity at Creve Coeur Park

St. Louis County Councilman Sam Page requested legislation at the council meeting Tuesday which would halt construction and grading activity at Creve Coeur Park. Controversy arose when visitors to the park said trees were being removed for the preparation of four new ice rinks that would be built within the park. During last week’s St. Louis County Council meeting, dozens of protestors lined the street in front of the County Government building to voice their […]

Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson sends a letter to Missouri senators to begin proceedings to expel Sen. Chappelle-Nadal

Members of the Missouri Senate Missouri State Capitol Jefferson City, Mo. 65101   Dear Colleagues, The recent inflammatory comments made by Senator Chappelle-Nadal are unacceptable and unbefitting conduct of a Missouri State Senator. I am calling on the Missouri Senate to go into special session in conjunction with Veto Session, with the purpose of expelling Senator Chappelle-Nadal from the body under the authority vested to the Senate under Article III, Section 18 of the Missouri […]

Clayton city aldermen to take up budget, DeMun Park, Centene development

The Clayton Board of Aldermen tonight will get an update on the DeMun Park Master Plan, which is slated to cost more than a half million dollars. City staff has worked with Planning Design Studio to develop the project plan, which was approved by the Parks & Recreation Commission on Aug. 7. In addition to playground structures, the plan includes a unisex bathroom, a cool water mister, and ensures all trees remain unharmed and in […]

Meet Jeffrey Altmann, St. Louis County lobbyist

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Jeffrey Altmann is a Missouri-man: He’s the three piece suit wearing, deer and turkey hunting, grandma loving, rugby playing, lobbyist-in-charge of Viceroy Government Relations. He started the company earlier this year. Among his clients are tech startups, developers, and municipalities. One his biggest clients is Anchor, a boat ride-sharing tech startup – which some are calling “Uber for boats.” He is also representing the City of Ellisville against any proposed St. […]

MoDOT to close one lane on westbound I-70 in Wentzville this weekend

ST. LOUIS – Motorists traveling out of the St. Charles County and St. Louis County area this weekend should plan ahead and expect delays on Interstates 64 and 70, as well as on Route 61. MoDOT will close one lane of westbound I-70 before Route Z in Wentzville on Friday, August 25 at 11 p.m. so crews can remove and repair a section of pavement. With only one lane open on the interstate, long delays […]

Governor Greitens issues stay of execution, appoints Gubernatorial Board of Inquiry in Marcellus Williams Case

Gov. Eric Greitens has issued a stay of execution for Marcellus Williams, who was convicted n 2001 in the murder of Felicia Gayle, 42, according to a press release from Greitens’ office. Williams was sentenced to death for the crime, but DNA testing of the murder weapon in 2016 was inconclusive. In furtherance of the Governor’s constitutional power to grant pardons and executive clemency, state law gives the Governor exclusive discretion to appoint a Board […]

Voters could have final say on right-to-work

Missouri unions have enough certified signatures to postpone the state’s new right-to-work law; the measure will now go to a public vote in 2018. Supporters of the referendum gathered 163 boxes, 57,277 pages, and 310,567 signatures calling for voters to weigh in on the controversial measure, according to The Missouri Times. Gov. Eric Greitens signed the legislation into law this February, which would have gone into effect Aug. 28, and would have protected workers from […]

McCaskill to Hold Three Town Halls in St. Robert, Camdenton, Bolivar

ST. ROBERT, CAMDENTON, BOLIVAR, Mo. – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill—who has hosted more public town halls throughout Missouri in her time as Senator than the rest of Missouri’s Congressional delegation combined—will hold three public town halls in Missouri on Thursday, August 24. Thursday, August 24 McCaskill will hold three public town halls, with media availability to follow, in St. Robert, Camdenton, and Bolivar. Full details below. On previous tours this year, McCaskill has already hosted […]