Year: 2018

RELEASE: Senator Jamilah Nasheed Proposes Transition Committee for St. Louis Public Schools

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Senator Jamilah Nasheed (D-St. Louis) presentedSenate Concurrent Resolution 29 for consideration before the Missouri Senate’s Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee. The proposal would create the Joint Committee on the Transition of the St. Louis Public School District. The joint committee would facilitate the school district’s move back under the control of an elected school board. Since 2007, the St. Louis Public School District has been under the administration […]

Munzlinger’s hemp bill heard in committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A crop that can be used to make rope, clothes, food, paper, textiles, plastics, insulation, biofuel and more currently cannot be grown in Missouri. And Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, is trying — for the third time — to fix that. “This is one of the oldest crops known to man,” Munzlinger said. The Constitution was printed on hemp paper, money use to be printed on hemp paper, because of the durability […]

STL County to conduct homeless count

St. Louis County officials announced Tuesday that they will be counting the number of unsheltered people who aren’t seeking refuge in the county’s homeless shelters. According to the county, the study is part of federally required Point-in-Time Homeless Count. The purpose of the study is to identify the homeless not staying in a shelter on Wednesday, January 24th. On January 25th, volunteers will canvass St. Louis County from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. to find […]

Governor’s budget proposes hits to higher education, as well as loan to pay tax refunds quicker

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Governor Eric Greitens has released his budget recommendations for the 2019 fiscal year, but for each question raised about the budget, the Governor also spent time fielding questions about his affair in 2015 and allegations of blackmail. In what was his first public appearance since acknowledging his extramarital affair, reporters repeatedly questioned the Governor over whether he had taken a photo of the woman involved in the affair, to which the […]

RELEASE: Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson Holds an Awards Ceremony for “Vacation Missouri” Photo Contest

On January 22, 2018, Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson held an awards ceremony for the Office of Lieutenant Governor’s “Vacation Missouri” Photo Contest winners. The contest promoted Missouri tourism and the many wonders of the state, both natural and manmade. This year 118 entries were received from people across the United States who live and/or vacation in Missouri. The winners were recognized during a ceremony at the Missouri State Capitol. Each received a declaration, a coin, […]

RELEASE: Build-A-Bear Workshop® unveils ‘Sweet Shop’ Valentine’s Day gifts with heart and charitable partnership with Make-A-Wish®

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Love and hugs abound at Build-A-Bear Workshop®, Inc. (NYSE: BBW), an interactive destination where Guests can create personalized furry friends, as the company unveiled a new collection of Valentine’s Day gifts that are sweeter than ever. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate the special people in your life—from your “better half” to your children to your best friends. At Build-A-Bear Workshop, you can make your own sweet Valentine’s Day […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens announces FY19 budget proposal

Governor Eric Greitens outlined his FY19 budget proposal at a press conference in the Governor’s Office. The Governor’s budget proposal includes increases in funding for infrastructure, education, public safety, and programs to protect Missouri’s most vulnerable children—funded by reductions in spending on higher education institutions, efficiencies in Medicaid spending, and other smaller reductions in government spending. “The budget we’re introducing today is a common-sense, conservative budget. We’re watching out for the tax dollars of the […]

RELEASE: St. Louis attorney Hillary Bean named among St. Louis Business Journal’s ’40 Under 40’

Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices across the United States, proudly announces St. Louis Financial and Real Estate Services partner Hillary Bean has been selected for the St. Louis Business Journal 2018 Class of ’40 Under 40.’ Inclusion in the Class of ’40 Under 40’ is significant recognition for professionals who are considered top business leaders and who have advanced their organizations while making a difference in the community. “Hillary is a fantastic real […]

STL County Council to vote on Harder’s County Council time change legislation

Legislation that would change the County Council’s weekly meeting time could be heard during its final passage stage on Tuesday. The bill which is sponsored by Councilman Mark Harder would attempt to change the starting time of the meetings from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Harder stated this would allow county residents more time to arrive to the meetings and voice their concerns about county government. “This is a bill that I brought up last […]

Courtland Sykes talks U.S. Senate campaign on This Week in Missouri Politics

By Alisha Shurr “All that is required for evil to be victorious, is for good men to do nothing,” Courtland Sykes quotes Edmund Burke in describing why he joined the military and is now running for public office. The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate joins Scott Faughn on This Week in Missouri Politics on January 21 as the featured guest. The pro-life, pro-gun candidate wants to “rip the wires out of big government” and can […]