Day: December 12, 2017

STL County Councilman Harder introduces resolution regarding city and county merger

One St. Louis County councilman introduced a resolution on Tuesday that hopes to put the voters in St. Louis City and the County in charge of a potential merger, not the state. According to Councilman Mark Harder’s resolution, certain legislators and other individuals are seeking to impose significant and potentially damaging changes to the governmental structure of St. Louis City and St. Louis County by having the two merge. Harder said even though he was […]

Franks files the ‘Protestors’ Bill of Rights’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In preparation for his second legislative session, State Rep. Bruce Franks Jr., D-St. Louis City, has filed a number of measures aimed at addressing issues including crime prevention from the root cause, recidivism and job training in the Missouri Department of Corrections through House Bill 1579, public school education, charter school accountability through House Bill 1580, police and gun owner accountability, funding for youth violence prevention programs through House Bill 1585 […]

RELEASE: Blunt-Backed Bill Would Strengthen Consumer Protections, Provide Regulatory Relief for Community Banks

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) recently cosponsored the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act. This bipartisan legislation would roll back excessive red tape on community banks, and strengthen consumer protections for veterans, senior citizens, and victims of fraud. “Credit unions and community banks provide critical financial services for families and small businesses across Missouri,” said Blunt. “However, since Dodd-Frank became law, small and mid-sized banks have faced a huge regulatory burden […]

RELEASE: Blunt’s Military Family Stability Act Signed Into Law

Bipartisan Bill Increases Flexibility for Military Families WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today announced that his Military Family Stability Act was signed into law as part of the National Defense Authorization Act conference report. The measure, which Blunt introduced in May of this year, will increase flexibility for military families by allowing them to either move early or remain at their current duty station for up to six months when a service member […]

Ameren recognized as a military friendly employer

For the ninth consecutive year, a local energy giant was awarded as a military friendly employer by a national survey on Tuesday. Ameren, which is based in St. Louis, was recognized as a military-friendly employer by Victory Media, the publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs, and Military spouse. The Military Friendly Employers list is created each year, and is open to companies that have hired veterans in the past 12 months and is based on […]

RELEASE: Missouri to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Greitens Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

RESTON, Va., Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Missouri is advancing communications capabilities for first responders. Today, Governor Eric Greitens announced his decision to accept the FirstNet and AT&T* plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community. FirstNet will bring advanced technologies that will help Missouri’s first responders save lives and protect communities. “Governor Greitens’ decision to opt-in to FirstNet is the right choice for our state and for our first responders. We […]

RELEASE: Gregory Haug files for Webster Groves Councilman

WEBSTER GROVES, MO – December 12, 2017 – Gregory Haug, 50, filed as a candidate for Councilman in the municipal election being held on April 3, 2018, with the Webster Groves City Clerk today. In 1998, Haug began his public service career after election to a four-year term as Webster Groves Councilman. In 2002, the then 36 years old Haug began law enforcement career by attending the Eastern Missouri Police Academy. After graduation in 2003, […]

RELEASE: Missouri Enrolls in New Foster Care Study

Today, the First Lady announced that the Missouri Children’s Division is enrolled in a new and innovative study on foster parent recruitment and retention. It is a new research study examining the attitudes and experiences of hundreds of foster and adoptive parents in Missouri. Dr. Elise Dallimore, the lead researcher for the project, has said, “never before has there been a study that looks at foster parent recruitment and retention on this scale.” The First […]