Day: November 14, 2017

Clayton Board of Aldermen delay Protect Clayton Neighborhoods’ appeal opposing Centene’s Maryland School plans

For the second time this month, Clayton’s Board of Aldermen tabled an appeal from a neighborhood group looking to stop Centene Corporation’s plans to redevelop the vacant former Maryland School. Protect Clayton Neighborhoods, a group of concerned citizens represented by about 25 residences, argued its appeal of the nation’s largest healthcare provider’s proposed daycare and employment education facility at 7510 Maryland Avenue, providing evidence that the neighborhood is adversely affected in three different ways. According […]

Civilian police employees voice concerns over Proposition P compensation

The St. Louis County Council heard numerous speakers at Tuesday’s meeting regarding their issues with Proposition P raises. Multiple speakers from the civilian sector that work at the St. Louis County Police Department were upset that they would only receive a 3 percent raise from Proposition P when they felt they deserved more. Some of these employees ranged from security officers, police dispatchers, case managers and forensic scientists. The raises would come from Proposition P […]

Fitzpatrick: Tax reform debate making it hard to estimate revenues

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick is gearing up for his second year as the House Budget chair, and following an impressive first session, the Republican lawmaker knows that the next fiscal year will be just as trying, if not more. The problem that Fitzpatrick sees right off the bat is this: trying to estimate revenues for the next fiscal year. It’s an issue that can be somewhat difficult each year, but for the next […]

RELEASE: Matt Damon Wants You to Sit and Give

Change a life with a toilet; donate to Water.org by texting TOILETS to 50555 KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The next time you send a text, remember this: More people in the world have a mobile phone than a toilet. And, let’s face it: Those of us who have both, often use them at the same time. World Toilet Day is Sunday, Nov. 19. By texting TOILETS to 50555 and making a $10donation […]

Stenger and Page at it again: only this time regarding the 2018 county budget

In a press conference held on Tuesday, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger rebuked Councilman Sam Page’s claims that the county budget was out of balance. Late Monday, Page released a letter to Stenger suggesting that there was an “impending financial crisis” due to the county executive’s staff reportedly saying they would need $18 million in either cost reductions or property tax increases in order to submit a balanced budget next year. Stenger said Page’s […]

St. Louis lawyers, developers voice concern over federal, state tax reform

It’s no secret St. Louis has benefitted well from the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program to ignite historic redevelopment in the area. Developers have leveraged $536 million in federal historic tax credits to bring in more than $3.2 billion in historic redevelopment in St. Louis in the last 13 years. St. Louis developers and officials are now turning their focus and cautiously monitoring the tax reform discussions, especially close to home in Jefferson City, […]

Vescovo selected as the next majority floor leader

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Rob Vescovo will be the next majority floor leader in the Missouri House of Representatives. The two-term Republican representative from Jefferson County was selected to fill the position left vacant by the outgoing Rep. Mike Cierpiot by the House Majority Caucus. “I want to thank my colleagues for their trust and support and for giving me this opportunity to serve the caucus and the people of Missouri as Floor Leader. […]

RELEASE: Department to award approximately $5.1 million in energy loans

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— The Missouri Division of Energy announced today that approximately $5.1 million has been awarded for low-interest loans to assist four public schools, three city/county governments, and one fire protection district with energy-efficiency and renewable energy projects. The funded projects, which are expected to support 65 jobs and benefit more than 439,062 Missourians, are expected to result in annual energy savings of approximately $720,484. The loans will be repaid with money saved on […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens returns from trade mission to Israel

On Sunday, Governor Eric Greitens returned from his first trade mission to the nation of Israel. The Governor met with business, government, and military leaders to build education and public safety partnerships and win more jobs for the people of Missouri. After landing in Israel, Governor Greitens visited Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial in Israel, to pay his respects on behalf of the people of Missouri. The Governor released the following statement: “Today, on behalf […]

RELEASE: 56 Armstrong Teasdale attorneys earn high honors

Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm headquartered in Clayton, proudly announced that 56 attorneys have been selected as 2017 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers or Rising Stars Tuesday. Super Lawyers is an annual list of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selection for Super Lawyers includes peer nominations, a blue-ribbon panel review process and independent research on candidates. The Rising Stars list consists of the state’s top young […]