Day: June 11, 2018

Galloway, Dixon call for legislature to push forward with ethics and corruption fighting legislation

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway and State Senator Bob Dixon are calling on the Missouri General Assembly to advance legislation to hold public officials accountable and crack down on official misconduct. Sen. Dixon had sponsored legislation in the past legislative sessions that he said would give law enforcement more tools to deal with public officials who abuse the authority given to them by their respective offices. That legislation would have included greater penalties […]

Stenger signs executive order to “Ban the Box” on St. Louis County employment applications

PHOTO: St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger signs an executive order removing questions about a job candidate’s criminal history from initial applications for employment within county government on Monday at the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis. FERGUSON — Potential employees convicted of a crime seeking government employment will no longer have to check the box in St. Louis County. Under an executive order signed Monday at the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, County […]

Grassroots: The story of a Governor and his longtime campaign treasurer

One summer, two decades ago, the sheriff of Polk County spent a considerable amount of time mowing a lawn. And it wasn’t his lawn either. It was the lawn of a widow whose husband died in the line of duty. Fast forward to 2018, that sheriff, Mike Parson, is the Governor of Missouri and Rachel Lightfoot has been the treasurer for his campaign since Parson first decided transition from enforcing laws to making them. In […]

RELEASE: MetroLink work scheduled June 11-15

On Monday, June 11, through Friday, June 15, from 11:30 p.m. until the end of service, MetroLink will operate on a single track at the Grand MetroLink Station to accommodate construction work for the new Cortex MetroLink Station. Red Line and Blue Line MetroLink passengers may experience delays of 5 to 10 minutes during the single-track operation. Updates on MetroLink operations can be found at metrostlouis.org in the Rider Alert section. About Metro Transit Metro […]

Governor Parson announces statewide listening tour

Governor Mike Parson will make nine stops next week to hear from community leaders across Missouri. The tour will begin Tuesday with visits to Springfield, Branson, Carthage, St. Joseph, and Kansas City. The tour will continue Wednesday with visits to Columbia, Cape Girardeau, Sikeston, and St. Louis. “In order to govern effectively and to begin the process of moving our state forward, it is important to take the time to listen and understand different types […]

Clayton High School student receives Emerson scholarship

Lian Anderson, a student at Clayton High School, has been awarded an Emerson National Scholarship. She is among 30 recipients of the scholarship awarded annually to children of Emerson employees. Anderson, of Clayton, is the daughter of Elizabeth Anderson, Sr. Associate General Counsel, at Emerson Corporate Headquarters in St. Louis. Winners, selected from among 73 finalists, were announced this week by James E. Jones, Emerson Vice President Human Resources. Anderson plans to attend McGill University […]