Day: May 1, 2018

St. Louis County Council passes zoo tax bill proposal

The St. Louis County Council at its weekly meeting on Tuesday passed legislation that would put a question on the ballot asking if county residents are in favor of a sales tax that would go towards a new Saint Louis Zoo facility in north St. Louis County. The legislation which was passed 5-2, would call for the holding of a election on Nov. 6 in St. Louis County to ask voters if they would approve […]

RELEASE: Centene Corporation Prices Offering Of Common Stock

ST. LOUIS, May 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) (“Centene” or the “Company”) announced today that it has priced its previously announced registered offering of $2.6 billion in shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share, at a public offering price of $107.50 per share, in an underwritten public offering made pursuant to a registration statement and a related preliminary prospectus supplement filed by Centene with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Pursuant to the offering, Centene granted the underwriters […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens authorizes Missouri Guardsmen to support US border security mission

Today, Governor Greitens authorized the deployment of Missouri Army National Guard troops and resources to the southern border in support of Operation Guardian Support. Four Soldiers and a UH-72 Lakota helicopter were deployed to Arizona to assist the Department of Defense in support of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Security Mission, authorized by President Donald J. Trump in April. Governor Greitens was on-site for their departure, and thanked the Missouri National Guard soldiers deploying. […]

Las Vegas based group fitness and yoga studio opens in Clayton

A rapidly-expanding exercise franchise that focuses on their brand of innovative fitness and yoga classes has officially opened its first Midwest location in Clayton. TruFusion, which is based in Las Vegas, has opened their 17,000 square feet Clayton studio on 7447 Forsyth Blvd, featuring a blend of yoga, cycle, Pilates, boxing and bootcamp classes that allows customers to customize their experience based on their interests and fitness level, with their membership and access to unlimited classes under […]

RELEASE: Missouri will turn Capitol dome blue to honor fallen law enforcement officers

The State Capitol dome will be illuminated in blue for the month of May in honor of Missouri law enforcement officers who gave their lives in the line of duty. May is a month of tributes and recognitions of fallen officers and their survivors in Missouri and across the nation, including National Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day. Each May, Missouri honors the state’s fallen heroes at a candlelight vigil and the Law Enforcement […]

RELEASE: St. Louis County prescription drug monitoring program hits one-year mark

St. Louis County’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program(PDMP) has just completed its first year of operations and is already a valuable tool in battling opioid addiction across the state. A Prescription Drug Monitoring Program creates a confidential database of certain drug prescriptions that can be viewed only by physicians and pharmacists. The database helps ensurethat patients aren’t “doctor shopping” to receive multiple opioid prescriptions. The goals of a PDMP are:   improve opioid prescribing by providing […]

RELEASE: Payday lending bill allows 910% interest rates on payday loans in Missouri

By Cara Spencer, Consumers Council of Missouri Last week, the Missouri House Financial Institutions Committee passed a bill that purports to regulate payday lending, but consumer organizations argue that the bill essentially maintains the status quo for an industry that preys on our state’s poorest residents and are hoping to stop it from moving forward this week. Missouri has more payday lenders than McDonald’s, Starbucks and Wal-Mart stores combined. Last year, 1.62 million payday loans […]