Day: June 7, 2018

St. Louis officials reach agreement to reinforce city’s reserve funds

An agreement between the city of St. Louis’ treasurer and one city alderman has been reached to reinforce the city’s reserve funds. Alderman Jeffrey Boyd and Treasurer Tishaura Jones reached an agreement Thursday to move money from the city’s parking fund to hire more neighborhood police officers, buy two new tow trucks and bolster the city’s reserve funds. Board Bill 69 CS authorizes a transfer of $250,000 to purchase two new tow trucks, $800,000 to restore  Neighborhood […]

Reed to introduce bill adding to Transparency in Government Law

Recordings of public, governmental meetings in the city of St. Louis would include effective closed captioning under a bill being introduced by the St. Louis Board of Aldermen president. President Lewis Reed on Friday will introduce Board Bill 72, revising The Transparency in Government Law. The new piece of legislation will require all public meetings of the Board of Aldermen, Board of Estimate & Apportionment and the Preservation Board to include effective closed captioning. The […]

House withdraws subpoena efforts against A New Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri House of Representatives is no longer seeking the enforcement of a subpoena requiring the turning over of documents from A New Missouri. In May, lawmakers asked Cole County Circuit Court Judge Jon Beetem to enforce the subpoenas, which would have forced A New Missouri to turn over documents that they believed could demonstrate efforts between the nonprofit and former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ campaign to circumvent campaign disclosure laws. […]

RELEASE: County Executive Stenger announces major labor endorsements

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger announced today he has received the endorsements from the St. Louis Labor Council, St. Louis Carpenters, and the St. Louis Building Trades Council. These unions represent tens of thousands of union members in St. Louis County. “I am humbled and honored to have these endorsements,” said Stenger. Throughout his career, Stenger has always stood with organized labor and never wavered. His father was a union lineman and his grandfather […]

RELEASE: Bayer closes Monsanto acquisition

Bayer successfully completed the acquisition of Monsanto on Thursday. Shares in the U.S. company will no longer be traded on the New York Stock Exchange, with Bayer now the sole owner of Monsanto Company. Monsanto shareholders are being paid 128 U.S. dollars per share. J.P. Morgan assisted Bayer with processing the purchase price payment for the largest acquisition in the company’s history. According to the conditional approval from the United States Department of Justice, the […]

RELEASE: Enterprise Rent-A-Car to hire more than 500 college graduates in the U.S

More than 5,800 Enterprise Rent-A-Car locations throughout the U.S. plan to hire 8,500 college graduates into the renowned Enterprise Management Training program and 2,000 interns into the Management Internship program this year. And for the first time, ties are not required. “This more flexible dress code is in line with our evolving work environment and represents our commitment to our employees, whose feedback prompted this change,” said Shelley Roither, Vice President of Human Resources at Enterprise Holdings. […]

RELEASE: Ride Metro to the Komen Race for the Cure this weekend

Breast cancer survivors, their families and friends, and volunteers will be heading to downtown St. Louis on Saturday, June 9, for the 2018 Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure, and Metro is a great option for anyone who wants to get to the starting line while avoiding the hassles of parking, traffic and street closures. Racers and walkers can park their vehicles for free at any one of 21 Metro Park-Ride lots in Missouri […]

RELEASE: Cardinals & Major League Baseball mourn passing of legend Albert ‘Red’ Schoendienst

The St. Louis Cardinals organization, the St. Louis community and baseball fans everywhere where saddened this evening to learn of the passing of Hall of Famer Albert Fred “Red” Schoendienst at the age of 95.  Schoendienst, who is survived by his four children; Colleen, Cathleen, Eileen and Kevin, eight living grandchildren (he had 10 total grandchildren) and seven great grandchildren; was the oldest living member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. “Red was one […]