Day: May 17, 2018

St. Louis Board of Aldermen could pass bill to put reversal of ward reduction on April ballot

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen could take a final vote this week to put the reversal of a voter-approved plan to reduce the number of wards in the city back on the ballot in 2019. Despite a plan to reduce the number of wards in St. Louis from 28 to 14 that was passed by city voters six years ago,  some city aldermen are not so keen on handing their futures to their residents […]

Right-to-work date change to August finalized

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The right-to-work ballot measure will be on the August primary ballot and the Missouri House truly agreed and finally passed SCR 49 on Thursday in a 96-47 vote. Long-rumored to be more helpful to Republicans in mid-term November elections if the measure was moved to August, the measure’s last stop before final passage was primarily debated between Reps. Holly Rehder and Bruce Franks. Rehder told Franks that she wanted the date to […]

Privatization process of Lambert Airport hits another snag as city officials delay vote to approve advisers yet again

In yet another sign that the process to privatize St. Louis Lambert International Airport still has a long way to go, St. Louis city officials delayed a vote on whether or not to approve a team of advisers for the second time. The Board of Estimate and Apportionment, comprised of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, Comptroller Darlene Green and Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed, was set to vote on the matter Wednesday, but city officials […]

Special investigative committee legal counsel reassures House members of their duties in the event of impeachment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As Governor Eric Greitens’ attorneys seek to prevent the impeachment of the embattled Republican governor, the House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight’s legal counsel is reminding both caucuses of what their roles are. Sources tell the Missouri Times that Edward “Chip” Robertson, the legal counselor for the investigative committee and a former state Supreme Court Justice, met with both the House Republican and the Democratic caucuses on Tuesday, where he discussed […]

Barnes pleas for Greitens to testify as committee looks at procedures moving forward

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Rep. Jay Barnes told two attorneys representing the Office of the Governor that he would get in front of them, get down on his knees, and beg for the Governor to testify, if that’s what it will take. The Chairman of the House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight pleaded during an open meeting on Wednesday morning for the committee to hear from Governor Eric Greitens on matters they are investigating. The committee […]

RELEASE: Emerson agrees to buy Aventics

Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today announced it has agreed on terms to acquire Aventics from Triton for a cash purchase price of €527 million. Aventics is among the global leaders in smart pneumatics technologies that power machine and factory automation applications. Emerson is a leader in fluid automation technologies for process and industrial applications, and Aventics significantly expands the Company’s reach in this growing $13 billion market. Aventics builds upon and strengthens Emerson’s capabilities and solutions […]

RELEASE: Ameren Illinois announces commitment to put 300,000 smart thermostats in customer homes and businesses

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. /PRNewswire/ — Building on its commitment to help customers become more energy efficient, Ameren Illinois announced an initiative to put 300,000 smart thermostats in customer homes and businesses. Ameren Illinois Chairman and President Richard J. Mark was joined by Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) Chairman Brien Sheahan, as well as representatives from the Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) and leading manufacturers ecobee and Nest in announcing the plan Wednesday afternoon in […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens announces biodiesel funds to be released

Governor Eric Greitens will be speaking at the Carnahan Memorial Garden in Jefferson City Thursday to announce the release of new funds for Missouri’s Biodiesel program. The state will be releasing the $4 million restriction on Biodiesel for Missouri Biodiesel producers and $65,000 for the Office of the Military Advocate. “We’re proud to fight for Missouri’s often-forgotten rural communities and farmers,” Greitens said. “These long-promised funds will help farmers and workers in rural communities across […]