Day: March 13, 2018

STL Councilmember hopes to give certain Department of Health employees Prop P funds

Councilwoman Hazel Erby on Tuesday introduced legislation that would use Prop P funds to give Corrections Medicine employees at the St. Louis County Department of Public Health a 10 percent raise. Erby’s legislation comes as a response to County Executive Steve Stenger’s proposal to give corrections medicine employees a three percent raise. In addition to the 10 percent raise Erby is proposing, the legislation would also include a two percent raise for every five years service […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens Announces New Job Training Opportunities for Students

Today Governor Eric Greitens announced the investment of nearly $3.6 million in discretionary federal funding to expand and develop new Registered Apprenticeship programs across the state. The Governor visited North Central Missouri College in Trenton to visit with students in the program and discuss the impact of these apprenticeships. In Registered Apprenticeship Programs, students begin working from day one. The programs combine structured learning with on-the-job training under the supervision of a trade professional. The […]

St. Louis Alderman arrested again for driving with a suspended license, six warrants

(Updated at 4:15 p.m., Tuesday, March 13: Alderman Collins-Muhammad is currently still in custody, however he is in the process of being bonded out, according to police.) ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Metro police arrested a St. Louis alderman Monday for the second time in six months after he caused an accident and failed to display proof of insurance or a valid driver’s license. According to St. Louis Metro police spokesman Sgt. Keith Barrett, John Collins-Muhammad […]

Conservation Federation of Missouri holds annual convention

The Conservation Federation of Missouri’s committee on grasslands and prairies goes through a resolution at their annual convention (ALISHA SHURR/THE MISSOURI TIMES). Rep. Pierson,  Sen. Kehoe recognized as Conservation Legislators of the Year; CFM passes eight resolutions JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Over the weekend, the Conservation Federation of Missouri held their annual convention in the Show-Me State’s Capital where they adopted eight resolutions, presented awards and heard from several speakers. “It is a coming together […]

RELEASE: Lt. Gov. Mike Parson Applauds House Passage of Lawsuit Reform Bill, Encourages Passage of Legislation in Senate

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Lt. Gov. Mike Parson has released the following statement thanking the House for perfecting Rep. Glen Kolkmeyer’s HB1578 and encouraging the Senate to pass Sen. Brian Munzlinger’s SB546, a similar bill currently awaiting a vote. “I applaud the House for taking a step to rid our state of junk lawsuits by perfecting HB1578.  This legislation includes commonsense venue reforms that will prevent out-of-state attorneys from abusing Missouri’s court system, as they […]

RELEASE: State agriculture leaders endorse Catron in race for State Representative

WARRENTON, Mo. — Jessica Catron, Republican candidate for State Representative, announced today that she had received the exclusive endorsement of two of the state’s most influential agriculture leaders.  In a press release, Catron cited the endorsement of the Senator Brian Munzlinger and Representative Jay Houghton, the legislative chairs of the Senate and House Agriculture Policy committees. “Jessica [Catron] is committed to advancing Missouri’s number one industry, agriculture,” Munzlinger said.  “Her depth of knowledge of the issues, […]

Clean Missouri opponents cite concerns of gerrymandering and appointment process, supporters point to the language as the answer

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Could the proposed Clean Missouri ballot initiative hurt the political power of minority groups like African Americans or rural voters? The answer varies, simply depending on who you ask. The movement seeking to push ethics reform across the Show-Me State is moving forward, with signature gathering efforts underway, but some opponents are saying that some of the proposed ideas could shock potential supporters. Clean Missouri is seeking to bring changes to […]

RELEASE: 4M Building Solutions invests in cutting-edge electrostatic sprayer to provide customers with highest qality cleaning services

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — 4M Building Solutions is excited to announce our latest investment in our commitment to providing first-class quality services to customers and safeguarding clients’ facilities from harmful germs. The purchase of the Clorox® Total 360® System adds an additional layer of surface protection and creates an even safer environment for clients, helping to eliminate bacteria, viruses, and pathogens that can cause infections like Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and fast-spreading stomach bugs like norovirus. The […]

RELEASE: Lieutenant Governor Parson Attended the Funeral of Clinton Police Officer Christopher Ryan Morton

(Clinton, MO) – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson attended the funeral of Clinton Police Officer Christopher Ryan Morton on March 12, 2018. Officer Morton, 30, lost his life in the line of duty on March 6, 2018. Lieutenant Governor Parson said, “I am deeply saddened by the death of Officer Morton. I served in law enforcement over 22 years and 12 of those years as Sheriff of Polk County. During that time, I put to rest one of […]

Centene invests in cloud-based pharmacy benefit manager to to create next generation pharmacy management solution

Centene Corporation announced Tuesday it has invested in RxAdvance, a cloud-based pharmacy benefit manager based in Massachusetts. Clayton-based Centene said it will “use its best-in-class technology platform to improve health outcomes and reduce avoidable drug-impacted medical and administrative costs.” In addition to the investment, the deal includes a customer relationship. Centene has the right to expand its equity investment in the future. Financial terms in the deal were not disclosed. “Centene has established a transformative partnership […]