Day: April 24, 2018

Clayton Board of Aldermen swears in new member, says goodbye to longtime alderman

PHOTO: Newly elected Clayton Alderwoman Bridget McAndrew, right, is sworn in by Clayton City Clerk June Frazier Tuesday night at Clayton City Hall.  The Clayton Board of Aldermen said goodbye to one longtime member and welcomed a new one Tuesday night. In a regular yet much more ceremonial meeting, the board certified the April 3 municipal election results and swore in its newest member, Bridget McAndrew. McAndrew, a local attorney, took the open seat in […]

STL County Council delays vote on legislation that would ask voters whether they support a tax for Saint Louis Zoo subdistrict

During the St. Louis County Council’s weekly meeting on Tuesday, there was a decision to hold a bill that would put on this year’s ballot a question asking whether or not voters approve of a tax that helps pay for the care of Saint Louis Zoo animals at a zoological subdistrict. The bill sponsored by Councilmembers Rochelle Walton Gray and Pat Dolan, was delayed because during it’s final passage stage there was a substitute bill […]

No ruling in Greitens team’s attempt to disqualify Circuit Attorney in felony computer tampering case

St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison did not make a ruling Tuesday on whether or not he will appoint a special prosecutor in the felony computer tampering case against Governor Eric Greitens. Burlison did, however, ask both sides to give suggestions on who should prosecute the case. The defense team representing Greitens filed a motion Monday afternoon seeking to disqualify St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner and her office in the felony computer tampering case […]

Justice appointment withdrawn from Senate floor after senators threaten filibuster

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two weeks after the Senate Committee on Gubernatorial Appointments voted to advance the name of one appointment to the Missouri State Board of Education, that same appointment has stalled on the Senate floor. Sen. President Pro Tem Ron Richard on Tuesday put forward the nomination of Eddy Justice, one of the five appointees made by Gov. Eric Greitens in the last year. And the chamber, in turn, echoed their message: those […]

MLK’s daughter, Dr. Bernice A. King, commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

The daughter of the late Martin Luther King Jr. spoke in front of a crowd on Tuesday in St. Charles commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act and what the nation still has yet to do to help combat racism in America. Dr. Bernice A. King, the youngest child the civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, spoke at Ameristar Casino at an event hosted by Missouri Realtors to […]

Five bills to watch as session’s end draws near

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As the legislative session in the Missouri State Capitol draws to the final weeks, a number of bills still hope to cross the finish line. And for the most part, all eyes will be on the Senate. Here’s a look at the top five issues that could come to the chamber floors in coming days. Joinder and Venue (HB 1578/SB 546) Probably the most contentious of the tort reform bills being […]

RELEASE: Blunt, McCaskill applaud unanimous Senate passage of resolution honoring ill and injured service members and their families

Missouri Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill today commended Senate passage of their legislation designating May 1, 2018, as Silver Star Service Banner Day. The measure passed the Senate by unanimous consent yesterday. Blunt and McCaskill have introduced similar legislation annually to honor our nation’s wounded and ill service members and veterans, and their families. “Our nation’s military men and women put everything on the line to keep us safe, risking illness or injury that […]

RELEASE: Cardinals Yadier Molina to host fundraising dinner in STL to help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico

Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and Foundation 4, a non-profit organization founded by Yadier and his wife Wanda Torres in 2010, will host a charity dinner event called Rums of Puerto Rico presents Flavors of Puerto Rico in St. Louis, Mo. on Thursday, June 14, 2018 starting at 6 p.m. at Windows on Washington. The proceeds from this event will benefit victims of hurricane María in Puerto Rico. “We have been very active in helping hurricane […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens announces additional funding for Veterans Homes

Governor Eric Greitens announced Monday that the Missouri Veterans Commission has secured a total of over $25 million from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs for construction projects at Missouri Veterans Homes. Funding for these projects is included in the VA’s State Home Priority Construction Grant List for 2018. “We’ve been working to improve our Veterans Homes, because the Missourians in our care have served and sacrificed for all of us, and they deserve […]