Day: April 27, 2018

Judge denies Greitens’ restraining order against Hawley

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Cole County judge has permanently denied Governor Eric Greitens’ request for a restraining order against Attorney General Josh Hawley. In a two-page judgment issued Friday afternoon, Judge Jon Beetem said Greitens “failed to state a claim upon which relief may be granted” and that he “is not entitled to a temporary restraining order.” The Republican governor filed for an order to restraining Hawley and his office from investigating him, just […]

Campaign donation limits would apply to all city races under legislation introduced by St. Louis Board of Aldermen

Donors to local candidate campaigns would be banned from giving contributions larger than $2,600 under legislation introduced at the St. Louis Board of Aldermen meeting Friday. Board Bill 35, introduced by Alderwoman Cara Spencer, 20th Ward, would amend a current city ordinance to acknowledge newly passed state maximum limits on campaign contributions and decrease maximum limits on campaign contributions for local elections. “This is just an issue of good governance,” Spencer said. “We have got […]

Richardson says ‘a majority of Republicans’ have signed petition for special session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — House Speaker Todd Richardson said he expects to have enough signatures to call a special legislative session, but is giving no hard numbers. The petition is in the second week of collection effort and needs three-fourths of the members in each chamber to sign. The session would be dedicated to determining the fate of embattled Republican Gov. Eric Greitens. “We’ve made significant progress this week and we’ve begun discussions with the minority […]

RELEASE: Disaster recovery moving at expedited pace for Missouri communities

Pace of approval of local recovery projects is 3 times faster than for Missouri’s previous flooding disaster, as more than $56 million in assistance has been approved and flowing to Missouri communities. Beginning on April 28, 2017, Missouri was inundated by historic flooding that affected thousands of families as it pushed  rivers and streams to unprecedented crests and flooded homes and businesses in areas that had never before flooded. It would become the state’s costliest […]

RELEASE: MetroLink to operate on a new track starting Monday

Construction of a new section of rail for the Cortex MetroLink Station project has been completed, and MetroLink will begin operating on this new track starting on Monday, April 30. Work to accommodate this change in operation may result in delays for some Red Line and Blue Line MetroLink passengers this weekend. A new section of rail has been installed north of the existing MetroLink tracks between Sarah Street and Boyle Avenue. This rail connects […]

RELEASE: Transform a MetroBus into a portrait of downtown St. Louis at the ‘Be a Tourist in Your Own Town’ event on May 2

People of all ages are invited to transform a MetroBus into a captivating piece of moving art featuring the iconic symbol of St. Louis: the Gateway Arch. To celebrate the grand opening of the Museum at the Gateway Arch on July 3, Metro Arts in Transit and the Gateway Arch are teaming up for a special Art in Motion bus painting on Wednesday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Explore St. Louis […]

RELEASE: Blunt Statement on Confirmation of Timothy Garrison to Serve as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today released the following statement after the Senate voted, by unanimous consent, to confirm the nomination of Timothy Garrison to serve as the United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri: “Tim Garrison has dedicated his career to making our communities and nation a safer place. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, he has enforced the rule of law and taken hundreds of violent criminals off our streets. […]

RELEASE: U City in Bloom Hosts Exclusive Preview Party for Spring Plant Sale

(UNIVERSITY CITY, MO/April 26, 2018) –  U City in Bloom is a non-profit organization that manages many of University City’s beautification projects.  The organization is not only instrumental in the proactive creation of city art projects, but it is also responsible for the maintenance of all public and school gardens planted throughout the city. This weekend, U City in Bloom is hosting its Spring Plant Sale, which is set to display thousands of locally grown […]

RELEASE: Bi-State Development Operating and Capital Budget Approved For Fiscal Year 2019

The Board of Commissioners of Bi-State Development approved the operating and capital budget for the Fiscal Year (FY) that begins July 1, 2018, at the Board meeting on April 27. The budget outlines operational expenses before depreciation of $369 million for FY 2019, and projected operational expenses before depreciation of $378 million for FY 2020 and $387 million for FY 2021. The budget does not include a fare increase for the Metro transit system in […]