Day: March 2, 2018

St. Louis student one of two Missourians selected for United States Senate Youth Program

The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) has selected a local student to represent the state of Missouri at the nation’s capital during the 56th annual USSYP Washington Week starting Saturday. The extremely competitive national merit-based program brings only 104 of the most outstanding high school students within the country. Two students are chosen from each state and travel to Washington, D.C. for an intensive week-long study of the federal government and the people who […]

With lack of votes, St. Louis Board of Aldermen take step back in passing buffer zone bill

The bill that would create a buffer zone between protesters and healthcare facilities, including Planned Parenthood, did not get a vote for final passage as expected by the St. Louis Board of Aldermen on Friday. Although the board perfected Board Bill 34 by a slim vote of 15-13 at last week’s meeting, some yes votes, including Alderman Shane Cohn, 25th Ward, and Alderman Samuel Moore, 4th Ward, were absent Friday, prompting bill sponsor Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia, 6th […]

RELEASE: Edgewell Personal Care completes acquisition of Jack Black, L.L.C.

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Edgewell Personal Care Company (NYSE: EPC) announced today that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Jack Black, L.L.C., a leading U.S. based luxury men’s skincare products company.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  The acquisition was funded from operating cash and is expected to be EPS neutral in fiscal 2018. About Edgewell Personal Care Edgewell is a leading pure-play consumer products company with an attractive, diversified portfolio of established brand […]

RELEASE: Office of Administration receives highly-esteemed 2018 CSO50 Award for Cybersecurity Awareness Program

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Office of Administration, along with its Information Technology Services Division (ITSD) and Office of Cyber Security, announced that the State of Missouri is among 50 organizations being awarded with a prestigious 2018 CSO50 Award from IDG’s CSO. Annual award-winners are recognized for innovative security projects that demonstrate outstanding thought leadership and business value. Missouri’s Cybersecurity Awareness Program was chosen for delivering targeted security lessons to more than 40,000 end-users on […]

RELEASE: Attorney General concludes Governor’s office follows Missouri records retention and Sunshine Law

Today’s report by the Attorney General makes clear that the Governor’s Office follows state Sunshine and records retention laws. The Attorney General’s report confirms what the Office has said from the beginning: the Governor’s Office has never used Confide or any similar application to evade state records laws. The report confirms that the Office has had in place exemplary training, policies, and practices on Sunshine law and records compliance from day one. The Attorney General […]

RELEASE: Mike Bernskoetter Files for the 6th District State Senate

Mike Bernskoetter has filed to run for 6th District State Senate seat as a Republican. The 6th District encompasses Cole, Gasconade, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, and Osage Counties. Mike Bernskoetter “After prayer, careful consideration, and encouragement from my family and hundreds of friends and supporters, I walked to the Secretary of State’s office to file to run for the State Senate. I’ve served our community for years as a small business owner and as a […]

AG report says Greitens’ office didn’t break any laws with use of Confide app

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The investigation by the Attorney General’s Office into the usage of the text-deleting Confide app by Governor Eric Greitens and his staff has been completed, and the findings seem to vindicate the embattled Republican governor. In a news release issued Thursday afternoon, the Governor’s Office released the final report from the Attorney General’s Office investigation, stating that the report confirms that the Governor’s Office has “never used Confide or any similar […]

RELEASE: State Releases February 2018 General Revenue Report

JEFFERSON CITY – State Budget Director Dan Haug announced today that 2018 fiscal year-to-date net general revenue collections increased 4.4 percent compared to 2017, from $5.71 billion last year to $5.97 billion this year. Net general revenue collections for February 2018 decreased 21.5 percent compared to those for February 2017, from $606.3 million last year to $475.7 million this year. GROSS COLLECTIONS BY TAX TYPE Individual income tax collections Increased 6.1 percent for the year, […]

RELEASE: Knoebel Construction contracted to build three Lucky’s Markets

ST. LOUIS, MO – Knoebel Construction has completed work on their first Lucky’s Market in Springfield, Missouri, and is contracted to build two additional Lucky’s Markets in St. Petersburg and Winter Park, Florida. Knoebel completed the interior finish on the 26,000-square-foot Springfield Lucky’s Market on a fast 120-day timeline. The store, which opened last month, features the newest look for Lucky’s, including stained floors, unpainted ceilings and the chain’s first-ever, made-to-order ramen bar. Lucky’s Market stores […]

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner files for re-election

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin, has officially kicked off her campaign by filing for re-election this week. Wagner’s 2nd District, which was once a largely ignored district for the Democrats, has become one of their most desired seats as they attempt to wrestle control back from the GOP majority in both chambers. Wagner said in a statement that since she’s been in office, there’s been meaningful change and she hopes to have the opportunity […]