Day: November 28, 2017

Clayton Board of Aldermen reject appeal opposing Centene’s Maryland School plans

Plans for Centene Corporation’s redevelopment of the Maryland School property will move forward despite pushback from concerned neighbors. The Clayton Board of Aldermen Tuesday night rejected an appeal from Protect Clayton Neighborhoods, a watchdog group trying to reinstate the Clayton Plan Commission’s original recommendation that Centene provide the public access to the greenspace on their proposed daycare and corporate education facility at 7501 Maryland Ave. during non-business hours, and for the plans to be in compliance […]

STL County Council votes to cut McCulloch’s retirement benefits

The St. Louis County Council on Tuesday approved legislation that would offer a new pension package for incoming county employees that aims to save the county money, in addition, the same bill would reduce the St. Louis County Prosecutor’s retirement package. The bill would require new hires to make a 4 percent contribution to the county’s retirement system, in which could save the county $27 million over the next 10 years and $300 million over […]

RELEASE: Polsinelli ranks among the Top 30 law firms nationwide for client service excellence

KANSAS CITY, Mo. /PRNewswire/ — Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli announced its position on the 2018 Client Service A-Team Report by BTI Consulting Group. Ranking at No. 24, the firm is among 30 leading law firms across the country that deliver the best client service. Now in its 17th year of publication, the report assesses how law firms perform in client service delivery, measuring 17 different client service activities – all of which corporate counsel agree drive […]

State’s new abortion laws take effect this week

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In perhaps one of the most tense moments among the Missouri legislature this year, Republicans pushed an abortion bill through a special session, placing more limits on abortion providers in the Show-Me State. That legislation has been contested at nearly every turn, both through the legislative process and in the courts, but this week, the new rules take effect. The new laws, set to be published in the Missouri Register on […]

RELEASE: Former Clayton Alderwoman Cynthia Garnholz recognized by Continental Who’s Who

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Cynthia Garnholz has been recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional Member in the legal field. Garnholz’ professional title is attorney, collaborative practitioner and mediator at The Center for Family Law, which specializes in legal services. She brings over 30 years of field experience, as well as expertise in family law and estate and probate law, to her role. “The experienced attorneys of The Center for Family Law are focused on […]

RELEASE: Strong job market provides college grads career options

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — With the number of new job openings expected to increase this year, college graduates may find themselves at an advantage for landing their first full-time job. One of the areas that may provide some of the most opportunity could come from an industry that few might expect — agriculture. What students might not know is agriculture majors offer a wealth of job opportunities in a wide array of areas, and the pace of […]

Ameren launches program to add wind energy customers

Ameren Missouri’s latest program will allow companies and cities across the state to use wind power as a means to produce energy from a renewable source. The Renewable Choice Program, which was announced Monday, will give certain customers the chance to purchase up to 100 percent of their average energy usage from wind for a 15-year subscription, Ameren said in a release. Any size city or municipality can enroll, and non-residential customers — businesses and […]

Schmitt heads to Washington to talk tax reform with Trump administration

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt has long been a supporter of tax reform, authoring two of the largest tax cuts in the history of the state. And on Thursday, the State Treasurer will be traveling to Washington, D.C. to share that message with members of the Trump administration. “In September, I called on Congress to finally fix this problem and put working families first by passing substantive tax reform by the […]

RELEASE: New Mobile Health Screening Unit Debuts December 1 at Wellston Transit Center

Bi-State Development, in partnership with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health, will introduce a new Mobile Health Screening Unit on December 1. The mobile unit, called Links 2 Health, will service four Metro transit centers in North St. Louis County. Bi-State Development through its newer not-for-profit enterprise, the Bi-State Development Research Institute, received a $940,000 federal grant to fund a pilot program to bring basic health screenings to transit riders and the communities […]

STL County Council may vote on McCulloch pension bill

After months of waiting, the St. Louis County Council may vote on a bill that would impact the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s pension. Councilwoman Hazel Erby plans to call her substitute bill on Tuesday that will attempt to roll back the previously agreed upon county pension plan. The measure passed last fall for the adjustment pension funds was meant to improve benefit packages to retain quality employees. Erby and others are now voicing concerns […]