Day: May 25, 2018

Attorney General audit finds nearly 5,000 rape kits untested in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is calling on Missouri to do more in regard to rape kit testing. According to the Attorney General’s preliminary results, released by Hawley on Thursday, there are nearly 5,000 untested sexual assault kits in the Show-Me State. Hawley’s office has been working on auditing rape kits statewide, which he says shows a need for more funding to address the backlog and put in place a more […]

Galloway continues probe into the payment of Governor’s Office attorneys

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Auditor Nicole Galloway still wants answers concerning the use of public money to defend Gov. Eric Greitens’ office. Last week, the Auditor requested information about the use of private attorneys in a letter to Lucinda Luetkemeyer, the state’s attorney working in the Governor’s Office. That was followed by a letter from Attorney General Josh Hawley, who stated that he did not believe the Governor’s Office had legal authority to hire […]

Watkins testifies; Barnes, Dowd argue about K.S. testimony

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In a hearing that started out contentious and maintained a level of animosity, Al Watkins said he is under the impression the large sum of cash he received came from a “wealthy, out-of-state Republican,” but he doesn’t actually know the source and “didn’t give a rat’s ass.” The House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight had a public hearing Thursday morning that last more than three hours before they broke for lunch […]

RELEASE: Blunt, Klobuchar bipartisan bill to reform process for workplace harassment and discrimination passes Senate

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee, announced legislation to reform the process to pursue claims of sexual harassment or other workplace discrimination experienced on Capitol Hill passed the Senate. The bipartisan legislation, which has more than 40 original co-sponsors in the Senate, reforms the dispute resolution process, protects workers, increases transparency and holds Members of Congress accountable. “All members […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens signs SCR 49

Today, Governor Eric Greitens signed SCR 49, which moves the referendum on a Freedom to Work law from the November general election to the August primary ballot Statement from Governor Eric Greitens: “Missouri is open for business. With strong conservative reforms like Freedom to Work, we’ve been able to help create more jobs and higher pay. Today, the unemployment rate in the state of Missouri is the lowest that it has been in seventeen years. […]

RELEASE: University City to host 44th annual Memorial Day run to raise funds for community

University City is set to host its 44th annual Memorial Day Run on Monday, May 28, 2018. As part of the event, participants can explore the beautiful neighborhoods of University City in a 10K, 5K, or Fun Run. The Memorial Day Run, one of the oldest races in the St. Louis area, is a staple in University City each Memorial Day, and this year marks its 44th anniversary. The race offers participants a fun and […]