Day: January 9, 2018

Plan for 22-story luxury apartment tower clears rezoning hurdle in Clayton

  Clayton’s Board of Aldermen approved on Tuesday the rezoning for a luxury apartment at its first formal meeting of 2018. The board signed off on selling a city-owned parking lot on Dec. 19, and cleared yet another hurdle for the project with Tuesday’s vote, paving the way for a new 22-story luxury apartment to be called Shaw Park Apartments at the corner of Forsyth and Brentwood Blvds in downtown Clayton. The board voted unanimously […]

Updates to FDA regulations, and voting methods heard at STL County Council meeting

The St. Louis County Council was busy on Tuesday night hearing about new legislation regarding upgrades to the county’s FDA food model regulations, voting procedure and a proposed time change for the weekly meeting’s starting time. One piece of legislation introduced by Councilman Sam Page, would accept and appropriate a grant for $20,000 from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for completion of a New Food Code Implementation Project to efficiently manage the environmental […]

RELEASE: Senator Jamilah Nasheed Files Legislation Dealing with Lost and Stolen Firearms

JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, introduced legislation encouraging responsible gun ownership. Senate Bill 875 would require missing or stolen firearms be reported to local law enforcement. Currently, the City of St. Louis does not have process for handling missing or stolen guns. “This is common sense reform,” said Sen. Nasheed. “Just as you would report any piece of stolen property, you should also report your stolen or missing guns.” The legislation […]

RELEASE: Lieutenant Governor Parson was the Keynote Speaker for the Santa Fe Agri-leaders Annual Meeting

(ALMA, MO) – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson spoke at the Santa Fe Agri-leaders (Missouri Chapter of the Young Farmers and Farm Wives) annual meeting at the Santa Fe High School in Alma, Missouri. The Lieutenant Governor addressed a crowd of approximately 100 community members representing agriculture. “Advocacy for agriculture is important and critical for farming to stay as a priority. Recognizing the abundance that agriculture provides is important, and farmers and farm wives are among […]

MetroLink security audit moving forward

CLAYTON — A security analysis of St. Louis’ MetroLink system will be moving forward in the next couple weeks, St. Louis County officials announced Tuesday. The East-West Gateway Council of Governments will begin seeking bids this month for a comprehensive security analysis of the MetroLink light rail system, county officials said in a statement. East-West Gateway is undertaking the study at the request of the leaders of the three jurisdictions that fund MetroLink — St. […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens and Budget Leadership announce Consensus Revenue Estimate for Fiscal Year 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – Today Gov. Eric Greitens, along with Senator Dan Brown (Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman) and Representative Scott Fitzpatrick (House Budget Committee Chairman), announced Missouri’s Consensus Revenue Estimate (CRE) for Fiscal Year 2019. The annual CRE is a figure established by state budget experts and outside consultants and is one of the basic assumptions the Governor and legislative leaders use to build and balance Missouri’s budget. The key figure in the CRE is the […]

St. Louis County Port Authority purchases Jamestown Mall property

After a long process, the St. Louis County Port Authority now owns all the property at the derelict Jamestown Mall site in Florissant and are hearing requests for proposals (RFP) to redevelop the site. At St. Louis County Executive Stenger’s urging, the St. Louis County Port Authority actively negotiated to secure all of the Jamestown property. The mall, which had multiple owners, closed in 2014. In 2015, County Executive Stenger traveled to New York to meet […]

Former Cruz chief joins Axiom’s PR arm as new president

Axiom Strategies, the largest Republican political consulting firm in the country, announced the hire of David Polyansky, a veteran political operative who most recently served as chief of staff to Senator Ted Cruz. Polyansky joins Axiom Strategies as president of Clout, a public affairs firm under the Axiom umbrella. Clout serves eight Fortune 50 companies, over 20 publicly-traded companies, and more than 100 business and trade organizations on federal, state, and local issues, and has […]

RELEASE: School Bus Monitors And Drivers In Wright City, Mo. Join Teamsters Local 610

WRIGHT CITY, Mo., Jan. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — With more than 85 percent of the bargaining unit participating in the election, drivers and monitors at Durham School Services in Wright City, Mo. have voted overwhelmingly to join Teamsters Local 610. “Despite Durham’s attempts to scare and confuse these workers, they stayed strong and they stayed united,” said Michael Lieser, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 610. “We are proud to call them Teamster brothers and sisters and we […]

House looks to push ethics bill to floor quickly

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri House Speaker Todd Richardson continues to prioritize ethics reform in the state legislature, and just like in the previous session, Rep. Justin Alferman’s lobbyist gift bill is getting speedy treatment. The bill includes, according to Alferman, “the exact same language the committee and the House saw last year.” “You won’t find the word gifts in the statute, you’ll only see it as expenditures,” Alferman told the House Committee on General […]