Day: November 27, 2017

RELEASE: Christmas trees for Governor’s Mansion arrived today; trees from Canton and Hermann

On December 1, the public is invited to attend the annual lighting of the trees at the Missouri Governor’s Mansion, followed by tours of the decorated Mansion and special music by area choirs. JEFFERSON CITY – The 2017 Missouri Christmas trees arrived at the Governor’s Mansion on Monday, November 27. The outside tree is a 30-foot Norway Spruce donated by Rock and Angela Schaller of Canton, from their yard. The five 7-foot trees throughout the […]

RELEASE: Avista Capital Partners to acquire Express Scripts’ subsidiary United BioSource

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX) and Avista Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm, announced today that Avista has signed a definitive agreement to acquire United BioSource (UBC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Express Scripts Holding Company. Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, UBC is a leading provider of pharmaceutical and patient support services, partnering with life science companies to make medicine and medical products safer and more accessible. The company has […]

Connectria launches TRIA Multi-Cloud at AWS

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Connectria, a global cloud service provider and founder of the No Jerks Allowed® movement, today announced the launch of TRIA Multi-Cloud, the only multi-cloud management solution that allows management of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, VMware, UNIX and IBM iSeries cloud environments from a single dashboard.  Included with TRIA Multi-Cloud are Connectria’s advanced managed services that solve the three biggest challenges when running applications in the cloud: Performance; Security/Compliance, and Cost Optimization. […]

Missouri Ethics Commission seeks to bar Curtis from producing evidence in hearing

 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Rep. Courtney Allen Curtis is once again in the hot seat for allegedly violating several of Missouri’s campaign finance laws. The Ferguson Democrat has been facing steep penalties from the Missouri Ethics Commission after an investigation found nine counts of various violations, the price tag of which reins in at more than $100,000. But Curtis appealed the order back in July, saying that “a combination of a stolen campaign laptop with […]

RELEASE: The Department of Revenue implements policy to protect its compliance investigators

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Department of Revenue Director Joel Walters today issued the following statement: “Effective today, the Department of Revenue is implementing policy in accordance with the original intent of legislation enacted by the General Assembly, giving our 12 compliance investigators the ability to carry firearms in the line of duty. This action is necessary to help ensure agent safety in our Compliance and Investigation Bureau. This policy was modeled after, and brings the […]

St. Louis ranks high on WalletHub’s 2017’s Most Sinful Cities list

Another year, another shameful national list that the city of St. Louis rests on top of. According to WalletHub’s 2017’s Most Sinful Cities list, St. Louis ranks fourth in the United States. WalletHub’s data analysts compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 32 key ‘indicators of evil deeds.’ Some of these dimensions include anger & hatred, jealousy, excesses & vices, greed, lust, vanity and laziness. Wallethub graded St. Louis with a 52.46 vice index, with […]

Dispute over Rams’ former practice facility heads to arbitration

The Missouri Supreme Court ruled last week that a dispute over the Rams’ former practice facility in St. Louis must be decided in arbitration. Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke has indicated he will buy the 300,000-square-foot Rams Park facility in Earth City in October 2024 for $1. That transaction is allowed by the Rams’ lease with the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority (RSA), a state entity that is funded by the […]

Clayton Board of Aldermen to consider Protect Clayton Neighborhoods appeal once again

For the third time in the last two months, Clayton’s Board of Aldermen will consider an appeal from a neighborhood group looking to stop Centene Corporation’s redevelopment plans of the Maryland School property Tuesday night. Centene, the nation’s largest healthcare provider, agreed in July to buy the building from the School District of Clayton with plans to use it to house its employees development program and offer an early childhood center for employees’ children. A […]

RELEASE: Peabody Completes Sale Of Majority Of Inactive Burton Mine To Lenton Joint Venture

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Peabody announced today that it has completed the sale of the majority of its inactive Burton Mine and related infrastructure to the Lenton Joint Venture for approximately US$11 million, subject to certain customary post-closing adjustments. In addition to receipt of cash proceeds from the sale, the transaction reduces Peabody’s asset retirement obligation by approximately US$41 million.  The sale also provides for the release of approximately US$30 million of […]

House Budget chair says Governor does have ‘some statutory authority’ regarding metal detectors, but using new officers would be a problem

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The controversy around the metal detectors at the Missouri State Capitol has been ongoing for nearly one year now, and the one thing that seems to be certain about the situation is this: the metal detectors are not leaving. Lawmakers have for months questioned the manning of the metal detectors, noting that the budget passed during the last legislative session approved the addition of five new officers for the Capitol Police. […]