Month: January 2018

Twitter bots follow Greitens by the thousands, mostly avoid other lawmakers

By Alisha Shurr, Missouri Times JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Twitter bots, or fake followers, have been catching media attention recently. And it appears that Gov. Eric Greitens’ official Twitter account has the most fake followers out of the statewide elected officials and legislative leadership. TwitterAudit, a website that audits Twitter accounts, gives Greitens a score of 67 percent, which means the 33 percent of their Twitter followers are from “fake” accounts. With Greitens, that translates […]

Shooting victim transported to Bellefontaine Neighbors police station dies

A gunshot victim who was transported to the Bellefontaine Neighbors police station died of his injuries Monday night, police said. At approximately 6:15 p.m. , a vehicle containing one male victim suffering from gunshot wounds drove to the City of Bellefontaine Neighbors police station for help. The vehicle was driven and occupied by friends of the victim. Officers from the Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Department contacted an ambulance immediately and the gunshot wound victim, a 23 year […]

RELEASE: Ameren seeks tech startups from the US and around the world to participate in energy-focused accelerator program in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) is seeking applicants for the Ameren Accelerator, an innovative public-private partnership with the University of Missouri System, UMSL Accelerate and Capital Innovators, that will assess, mentor and invest in energy-technology startup companies. Applications are being accepted through March 9 at amerenaccelerator.com from interested entrepreneurs and energy-technology companies. Selected companies each will receive $100,000 in seed capital to participate in the Ameren Accelerator program, which will be located […]

RELEASE: Report to Missouri Veterans Commission details major improvements at St. Louis Home following appointment of Interim Home Administrator

JEFFERSON CITY — The St. Louis Veterans Home on Monday reported major improvements in key areas of the quality of care provided to Veterans, increases in staffing levels, and a steep reduction in involuntary employee overtime. The presentation came during the Missouri Veterans Commission’s quarterly meeting in Jefferson City, which was attended by many members of Missouri’s Veterans’ service organizations. Improved areas of performance included: An 80 percent reduction in the number of new facility-acquired […]

RELEASE: Community leaders express support for Governor Greitens’ tax plan for working families

Several of the state and nation’s prominent business and community leaders offered their support for tax relief for working families following Gov. Eric Greitens speech Monday. This bold and responsible plan results in a tax cut for 97% of Missouri taxpayers. For 380,000 working-class Missourians, their tax burden will be completely eliminated. Gov. Greitens’ plan will give Missouri the 2nd lowest corporate income tax rate in the country, of states that have a corporate income tax. Ray […]

Walmart, GM, and more ask lawmakers to consider Missouri Energy Freedom Act

By Alisha Shurr, Missouri Times JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Several large companies are asking the Missouri General Assembly to consider free markets and consumer choice as a way to open up access to renewable energy. Walmart, P&G, General Mills, General Motors, Cargill, Unilever, and H&M addressed a letter to Gov. Eric Greitens, Speaker of the House Rep. Todd Richardson and President of the Senate Sen. Ron Richard asking them to consider the Missouri Energy Freedom […]

Retired Lieutenant Colonel emerges as challenger in Clayton’s Ward 1 Aldermanic election

A challenger has emerged in the Clayton Ward 1 Aldermanic race, setting up a rare race in the city for the first time in five years. Blair I. Kaiser announced his candidacy for Alderman in Clayton’s Ward 1 on Jan. 17 and will challenge incumbent Joanne Boulton on April 3 in the first contested aldermanic election in Clayton since 2012. “Twenty-Four years of uniformed U.S. Air Force service ingrained in me a deep affinity for […]

Bruno David Gallery to host four new art exhibitions in Clayton

Bruno David is continuing his 12th season of art galleries with four new solo exhibitions, but in a new location. After 11 years at Grand Center on Washington Boulevard., David has moved his gallery to 7513 Forsyth Boulevard near the St. Louis Artists’ Guild in Clayton.  Founded in 1983 in New York City, Bruno David Gallery and Bruno David Projects has been a leading art gallery since its establishment in St. Louis in 2005. Painter […]

RELEASE: The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Kicks Off 2018 Hon. Richard B. Teitelman Memorial St. Louis Pro Bono Challenge

St. Louis, MO – The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) kicked off its 2018 Hon. Richard B. Teitelman Memorial St. Louis Pro Bono Challenge at an awards banquet on Jan. 25 at the St. Louis Club in Clayton. In 2017, BAMSL partnered with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri to implement this exciting program to encourage and support pro bono legal services, and to publicly recognize those lawyers and law firms who step up […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens Promotes Tax Relief for Working Families on State Tour

Today, Governor Eric Greitens announced the details of his plan to cut taxes for working families and win more jobs for Missouri. “This tax plan puts working families first, and it’s a better deal for all Missourians because it rewards businesses for hiring people in Missouri,” said Governor Greitens. “For 380,000 working-class Missourians, this plan would cut taxes to $0.00. This plan cuts taxes for 97% of all Missouri taxpayers. It will help us win […]