Day: January 4, 2018

Session gets underway, questions about Board appointments arise

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The first day of the legislative session has concluded, and Missouri lawmakers are primed to once again take up debate on issues and legislation that will affect all corners of the Show-Me State. Today, we begin the 2018 Legislative session as a group of farmers, teachers, business owners, attorneys, doctors, and officers of the law. Both Republicans and Democrats…just regular Missourians with the desire to make a difference. #moleg — Todd […]

Senate confirms appointments of Kraus, Silvey to Tax Commission and Public Service Commission

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Tax Commission and the Missouri Public Service Commission officially have new members. The Missouri State Senate on Thursday gave their approval for the nominations of Sen. Ryan Silvey and Will Kraus, both men appointed to the positions by Gov. Eric Greitens. During a morning hearing of the Senate committee on Gubernatorial Appointments, Sen. Silvey announced that he would be resigning his post in the Missouri Senate effective that day. […]

RELEASE: Cardinals announce minor league coaching staffs and player development assignments for 2018

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals announced today their 2018 minor league coaching staffs for their affiliate teams in addition to their player development personnel for the upcoming season.  The Cardinals Farm System finished 4th among all teams in overall winning pct. (.546; 410-341) in 2017, winning league titles at Memphis (Pacific Coast League) and Palm Beach (co-winner in Florida State League). The Cardinals have retained the incumbent managers for seven of their minor […]


ST. LOUIS, Mo., January 4, 2018 – The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the schedule for the 2018 Cardinals Caravan, presented by Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance. This year’s caravan will traverse a total of six states (Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky, Indiana) and marks the return of a full caravan schedule following the cancellation of four of the six Cardinals Caravans in 2017 due to icy weather.  Altogether, more than 30 current and former players […]

‘Pay what you can’ Panera in Clayton closes for good

Clayton’s Panera Cares Cafe, a nonprofit restaurant that asked patrons to “pay-what-you-can,” closed for good Tuesday. St. Louis Bread Co. is part of Panera. Founder and executive chairman Ron Shaich told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the restaurant is closing because it was on a month-to-month lease and the store required a big investment. The cafe opened in 2010 in an already-existing Panera-run restaurant blocks from the St. Louis County government buildings. The idea for the […]

Clayton-area personal injury lawyer faces disciplinary charges from Missouri Supreme Court

A Clayton-area lawyer is facing disciplinary charges for allegedly mishandling the case of a client. Clayton personal injury lawyer Jonathan Valentino face disciplinary hearings before the Missouri Supreme Court after charges against him were unveiled Wednesday. In December 2009, a man hired Armstrong Teasdale to represent him in connection with a property dispute the man was having with his neighbor. Ultimately the case was assigned to Valentino, an associate at the law firm, who told the man […]

Stenger moves to reduce STL County Council budget increase

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger on Wednesday used an executive order to reduce $500,000 in spending that the St. Louis County Council approved late last year. The appropriation that’s being reduced was a $500,000 increase to the St. Louis County Council’s own budget. Stenger announced the change on KMOX’s Mark Reardon show, stating that he had the authority under the county charter to move line-item spending and that he was moving the money back […]

RELEASE: TricorBraun acquires leading healthcare packaging company

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — TricorBraun Inc., a leading packaging solutions company, has acquired Package All Corp. (, a 33-year-old healthcare-focused packaging distributor headquartered in Bayport, New York. As a result of this transaction, Package All has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of TricorBraun but will continue to be led by its current executive team. “Package All has significant expertise in rigid packaging for the healthcare industry,” said Keith Strope, Executive Chairman of TricorBraun. “We are excited about the […]

RELEASE: Blunt, Baldwin Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging Trump Administration to Prioritize Resources for Mississippi River System

WASHINGTON – Last week, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Tammy Baldwin (Wisc.) led a bipartisan group of senators in sending a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney urging the administration to include sufficient funding in its FY 2019 budget request to continue preconstruction engineering and design for the Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program (NESP). In addition, the senators requested that the administration include that funding in the Army Corps of […]

RELEASE: Steven Cousins named a Missouri Lawyers Weekly influential Lawyer

Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices across the United States, proudly announces that Financial and Real Estate Services partner Steven N. Cousins has been recognized among the Missouri Lawyers Weekly Influential Lawyers of 2018. The award acknowledges lawyers who are newsmakers and made substantial contributions to the legal community in the past year. “I have worked with Steve for over 20 years and know him as a trusted and proven adviser to many CEOs, […]