Day: April 11, 2018

Greitens decries House investigative report, calls it ‘full of lies’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Less than an hour before the release of a report compiled by a House special investigative committee, Gov. Eric Greitens is defiantly responding to the report’s findings, calling them falsehoods and lies. The report, which focuses on allegations stemming from his extramarital affair with his former hairdresser, was released Wednesday at 5 p.m. Speaking before members of the media after 4 p.m., Greitens told them that the report will be “full […]

RELEASE: Learn How to Prepare a Healthy, Hearty Breakfast on Budget April 18 and 19 at Two Metro Transit Centers in North County

ST. LOUIS, MO: Metro Transit riders and area residents will learn how to prepare a hearty breakfast on a budget using fresh ingredients available from the Link Market on April 18 and April 19.  The food demonstrations at Metro Transit locations in North St. Louis County are part of the Link Market fresh food kiosk program’s focus on nutrition and healthy eating. A nutritionist from the University of Missouri Extension will demonstrate how to make […]

Iraq War Veteran, lawyer Sam Gladney seeks Missouri House seat

Democrat Sam Gladney, a political newcomer who was a field artillery officer in the Iraq War and now practices labor law in St. Louis, has thrown his hat into the ring in the race for the Missouri House District 87 seat. Gladney formally began exploring a bid months ago and said he wants to get involved in Jefferson City and fight for causes that are worth while. “I’m the sort of guy that likes to be involved when […]

A few Twitter accounts working overtime in defense of governor ahead of trial, report

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In the lead up to the release of the report from Missouri House committee investigating the sitting governor, and with a little over a month until Gov. Eric Greitens is on trial, a few Twitter accounts are working overtime. JusticeWarrior, an account that is barely a month old, spent Tuesday attacking the credibility of Rep. Jay Barnes and the special investigative committee. So the thing to watch for is not only […]

New legislation hopes to hire dedicated veterinarian at STL County’s animal shelter

After weeks of discussion, St. Louis County Councilwoman Hazel Erby will re-draft legislation that originally sought to put new requirements regarding the county’s animal shelter director position. Erby’s original bill required the county’s animal shelter director be a licensed veterinarian, but after discussions with shelter employees the councilwoman decided that it shouldn’t be a requirement but instead the shelter would need a dedicated veterinarian on-site. “Some of the employees have contacted me and have said […]

RELEASE: Calling for real leadership and new vision for St. Louis County, area mayors rally to support Mark Mantovani for County Executive

Mantovani pledges creation of new Office of Municipal Affairs Nearly 20 current and former mayors and key municipal leaders have jointly endorsed Democrat candidate Mark Mantovani for St. Louis County Executive, calling for “real leadership and a new vision from the County Executive.” “In regions throughout the country that are successful and growing there is strong, collaborative, and accessible leadership. Forward-thinking policies and projects, effective economic development, and sound decision making come with good leadership,” […]

President Trump signs Wagner’s sex trafficking bill into law

In front of a host of human trafficking survivors and their families, President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a bill that will provide law enforcement and prosecutors the tools they need to obtain justice for human trafficking victims and hold websites that knowingly facilitate sex trafficking accountable. “I want to thank the survivors and families who join us today. I’m signing this bill in your honor,” Trump said. “We are all together, politicians both Republicans and […]

RELEASE: Private College 529 Plan taps industry veteran, Bob Cole, as new president

Private College 529 Plan, the nation’s only prepaid 529 plan owned by close to 300 of America’s private colleges and universities, today announced the appointment of its new president. The Board of Directors has selected Robert (Bob) Cole as the Plan’s fourth president. He succeeds Nancy Farmer, who retired after 12 years of leading the Plan. Private College 529 Plan is a prepaid tuition plan that allows families the opportunity to save on the cost […]

RELEASE: Governor Eric Greitens and Senator Roy Blunt announce Missouri’s new opportunity zones

Governor Eric Greitens and Senator Roy Blunt announced Tuesday the locations of 161 “Opportunity Zones” in Missouri—low-income areas that will see added incentives for investment. The locations of the Opportunity Zones were determined by the state, and made possible by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Areas with high poverty rates and slow job growth will get a boost as they compete for jobs, with additional state and federal tax incentives for businesses […]

RELEASE: Missouri insurance regulator recognized with national IRES Award

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Insurance announced that Angela Nelson, director of the Division of Market Regulation and Chief Industry Liaison, is the 2018 recipient of the Paul DeAngelo Memorial Teaching Award given by the Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society (IRES) Foundation. “This award is reserved for the top insurance regulators in the country,” said Department Director Chlora Lindley-Myers. “Market conduct activities provide important consumer protections and are essential to maintaining a competitive […]