Day: June 6, 2018

St. Charles judge sets date for hearing to decide whether Trakas stays as councilman

A hearing to determine whether 6th District St. Louis County Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, has violated a county charter has been set by a St. Charles Circuit Judge. The proceeding is scheduled for June 28 at 9 a.m. in front of Judge Daniel Pelikan. A St. Charles County special prosecutor in April asked the St. Louis County courts to remove Trakas from his position, deeming that he violated the county charter by working for three area […]

Pedroli argues Greitens leaving office doesn’t absolve him of alleged crime

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In less than two weeks, a judge will hear arguments on whether or not to compel answers from the Office of the Governor on “basic” question on the use of a message destroying app. Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem scheduled a hearing on a motion of compel for June 19, 2018 at 9 a.m. in the open records and record retention lawsuit against then-Gov. Eric Greitens in his official capacity […]

Mantovani campaign disputes poll showing Stenger lead in race for St. Louis County Executive, research group stands by results

A St. Louis County Executive challenger is disputing a new poll that showed him losing to his incumbent opponent in the Democratic primary election race. The poll, conducted by Remington Research Group on behalf of nonpartisan Missouri Scout and released Saturday, showed current County Executive Steve Stenger leading Mark Mantovani, a lawyer and former CEO and chairman of the marketing firm Ansira, by 35 points — 50 percent to 15 — and about 28 percent still undecided. The poll […]

Pharmacy Everywhere: Express Scripts and MedAvail announce collaboration to make pharmacy more affordable and convenient

Convenience is the new currency among consumers looking for faster, easier, always-accessible services to conform to their daily lives.  As a result, the economy’s next big evolution may impact how tens of millions of people get their prescription drugs. That’s the vision of Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX), which today announced a strategic investment in MedAvail, a leading healthcare technology company behind self-service pharmacy centers. “Technology — and a culture shift — allow us the opportunity to […]

Rep. Neely endorses Austin Petersen for US Senate

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri Representative Jim Neely endorsed Austin Petersen for U.S. Senate on Tuesday. Neely is both a physician and legislator from Cameron, Missouri, and is the first Republican member of the Missouri House to endorse a candidate other than the current Missouri Attorney General in the U.S. Senate primary. “Austin Petersen is certainly not ‘mailing it in’ – he is everywhere. I’ve lost count of how many events we’ve been to together. […]

AGO: Unredacted Stipulation constitutes an open record under the Sunshine Law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The full, unredacted version of the agreement St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner struck with then-Gov. Eric Greitens is an open record under the Sunshine Law, Missouri Attorney General’s Office said on Tuesday. The statement came as a response to Gardner’s request for a legal opinion after several media requests for the unredacted version. Gardner wrote a letter to Attorney General Josh Hawley on Monday asking if the records should be […]

SD17 Special Election Night: Arthur wins bellwether seat

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After less than two hours of ballot counting in the 17th senatorial district vacated by Sen. Ryan Silvey, Democratic state Rep. Lauren Arthur pulled out a victory beyond recent polling, defeating Republican Rep. Kevin Corlew 59.61% to 40.28%. The special June election saw an incredible 20.16% turnout. Two separate watch parties are happening Tuesday evening as Republican Rep. Kevin Corlew and Democratic Rep. Lauren Arthur await the results of a June […]

RELEASE: Mantovani says Missouri Scout poll draws false conclusions, incorrect candidate listing and other data-collection inaccuracies

A recent survey released by Remington Research Group (RRG) on behalf of Missouri Scout, a news service covering state politics, is not just an outlier but should not be taken seriously by anyone who believes in using scientific research as a means of ballot testing before an election. In addition to the glaring mistake of continuing to list a third candidate in the race for St. Louis County Executive, Bill Ray, who withdrew weeks ago, […]

Mantovani: Resignation of Bi-State Development Agency CEO, John Nations, points to County Executive’s failure to effectively address MetroLink public safety

The resignation of John Nations, President and CEO of Bi-State Development is  “regrettable and a predictable reaction to the lack of cooperation from the St. Louis County Executive,” according to Democrat candidate for St. Louis County Executive Mark Mantovani. “Any reasonable CEO would be frustrated by the County Executive’s failure to effectively address crime and public safety on the MetroLink.” County Executive Stenger took responsibility for MetroLink security in a Memorandum of Understanding dated May […]

RELEASE: Cardinals complete Day 2 of MLB Draft

The St. Louis Cardinals selected eight players on the second day of the 2018 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.  Four infielders, two pitchers, an outfielder and a catcher made up their first selections in rounds 3-through-10 that were held today.  Seven players had collegiate experience and one was a high school player.  One of the selections, although out with season-ending Tommy John surgery, is on a NCAA Division 1 Super Regional qualifying team which […]