Day: January 2, 2018

STL County Council set to open 2018 with a busy schedule

The St. Louis County Council will begin the new year by hearing about legislation that aims improve the way the area handles elections and also legislation that seeks to update the county’s FDA model food code. Eric Fey and Rick Stream, directors of elections for the St. Louis County Election Board, requested legislation to accept and appropriate an Election Efficiency Grant totaling $170,147.92 from Missouri Secretary of State John Ashcroft. The legislation hopes to improve […]

RELEASE: Blunt Statement on Hatch Retirement

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement after U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (Utah) announced that he will retire from the U.S. Senate after more than 40 years of service. “Sen. Hatch begins his final year in the Senate following his successful leadership in securing tax cuts for working families and laying the groundwork for an even stronger economy,” said Blunt. “He brings an understanding of struggling families and a compassionate heart […]

St. Louis County Easterseals invites congressional staff & local elected officials to open house

BALLWIN, Mo. — Easterseals Midwest has invited congressional office staff members, community leaders and local elected officials to learn more about their work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout Missouri. Easterseals Midwest, a century-old disability service provider, is hosting an open house Friday in Ballwin to inform local lawmakers and leaders about the work it does to help children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities gain skills to achieve all life has […]

RELEASE: Schmitt joins Missouri Rising Action as honorary chairman

Longtime Republican National Committeeman Lance Beshore also joins Missouri Rising Action’s Board of Directors JEFFERSON CITY – Thursday, Missouri Rising Action announced that Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt has joined the pro-Josh Hawley Super PAC as Honorary Chairman, and Missouri’s longtime former Republican National Committeeman Lance Beshore has joined the group’s Board of Directors. “After nearly a dozen years in Washington DC, Claire McCaskill has grown out of touch with Missouri and her partisan liberal […]

How will federal tax reform affect Missouri?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The U.S. Congress has crossed the I’s and dotted the T’s with their latest version of tax reform legislation, and the signature by President Donald Trump has officially finalized the $1.5 trillion federal tax overhaul package. The sweeping reform is some of the largest cuts in the nation’s history, the largest rewrite of the federal tax code since the Reagan administration. The tax reform package could mean most Americans will see […]

RELEASE: Missouri Chamber marks 95th anniversary: ‘More relevant than ever’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is celebrating its 95th anniversary in 2018. Founded in 1923, the work of the Missouri Chamber has evolved over the decades. However, the organization has always been defined by strong leadership, innovative ideas and an energetic pursuit of positive action to improve our state. “The fact that the Missouri Chamber has existed for 95 years is a testament to our past and present staff, […]

Sunshine Project files lawsuit against Governor Greitens over alleged usage of Confide app

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Eric Greitens’ use of the mobile application known as Confide has officially landed him in legal hot waters. A lawsuit seeking an injunction and damages over the  Republican governor and his staff’s use of the encrypted messaging app was filed in the Cole County Circuit Court for The Sunshine Project following a report by the Kansas City Star exposing the administration’s use of the app in December. It also calls […]

SSM Healthcare notifying patients about possible data breach

SSM Healthcare is informing patients of a possible privacy breach that involved a former employee. SSM said that a former employee at one of their customer service call centers inappropriately accessed medical records from patients between Feb. 13 and Oct. 20 of 2017. The health system said the former employee mainly focused on specific medical records of some patients that were dealing with a controlled substance abuse prescription and also primary care physician within the St. Louis […]

Charges filed in deadly shooting on New Year’s Eve caused by man playing with a gun in north St. Louis County

Charges were filed Monday morning against a man who police said shot and killed another man on New Year’s Eve in north St. Louis County. The shooting occurred when one man was playing with a semi-automatic handgun in a parked car, according to police. Devin Booker, 23, of the 4400 block of Paddock Point Drive in Black Jack, was charged Monday with first-degree involuntary manslaughter. His bond is set at $25,000. Booker was playing with […]

RELEASE: United Van Lines’ national movers study shows Americans continue to move west and south

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Americans are moving westward, flocking to the Mountain and Pacific West, while the Northeast and Midwest continue to lose residents. In 2017, more residents moved out of Illinois than any other state with 63 percent of moves being outbound. Vermont had the highest percentage of inbound migration in 2017 with nearly 68 percent of moves to and from the state being inbound. Those are the results of the […]