Author: Clayton Times

Greitens’ defense in blackmail investigation not pro bono

By Alisha Shurr, Missouri Times JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Despite discussion to the contrary, the Missouri Governor’s defense in an alleged blackmail case is not pro bono. A member of Gov. Eric Greitens’ legal team confirmed to the Missouri Times the Governor “is personally responsible for his legal fees on the 2015 private matter. This is not pro bono.” How the personal defense is being funded was not clarified. Greitens’ is being represented by Dowd […]

Bill to ban horse carriage ride in St. Louis city could see changes

The St. Louis Board of Aldemen is scheduled to perfect a proposal that would ban horse-drawn carriages on city streets during their regularly scheduled meeting Friday, but the language in that bill could soon change. Bill no. 129 states it would be unlawful for, “any person to ride, walk or otherwise lead a horse or horses on, along or over the public streets, alleys and sidewalks within the City of St. Louis and the paths […]

Ag committee approves of bill ensuring right to use working animals

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Despite strong objections from Democrats, a bill prohibiting municipalities from regulating working animals was voted out of committee early Thursday morning. The bill “takes control away from local government,” according Rep. Tracy McCreery. She voiced her frustration that it isn’t just “liberal” St. Louis that has regulations on working animals, but also “conservative cities.” HB 1907, sponsored by Rep. Bryan Spencer, specifies the right to use working animals for the mutual […]

Eigel talks tax cuts on This Week in Missouri Politics

By Alisha Shurr, Missouri Times Sen. Bill Eigel talks his favorite topic Sunday on This Week in Missouri Politics: tax cuts. “I think the Senate is going to make good on the Governor’s promise of a bold tax plan,” Eigel told Scott Faughn. And he wasn’t referring to the tax cut plan that Gov. Eric Greitens was touting around Missouri this last week. “Well, first of all, we have worked very hard this week, and […]

EPA opts for partial excavation of the West Lake Landfill

By Alisha Shurr, Missouri Times In a decision that was decades in the making, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursdays that it plans to partial excavation of the West Lake Landfill Superfund Site in Bridgeton. “The people of the St. Louis region deserve clarity and answers with respect to the remediation of the West Lake Landfill,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. “I promised them an answer, and today I am making good on that commitment. […]

Twitter bots follow Greitens by the thousands, mostly avoid other lawmakers

By Alisha Shurr, Missouri Times JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Twitter bots, or fake followers, have been catching media attention recently. And it appears that Gov. Eric Greitens’ official Twitter account has the most fake followers out of the statewide elected officials and legislative leadership. TwitterAudit, a website that audits Twitter accounts, gives Greitens a score of 67 percent, which means the 33 percent of their Twitter followers are from “fake” accounts. With Greitens, that translates […]

Walmart, GM, and more ask lawmakers to consider Missouri Energy Freedom Act

By Alisha Shurr, Missouri Times JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Several large companies are asking the Missouri General Assembly to consider free markets and consumer choice as a way to open up access to renewable energy. Walmart, P&G, General Mills, General Motors, Cargill, Unilever, and H&M addressed a letter to Gov. Eric Greitens, Speaker of the House Rep. Todd Richardson and President of the Senate Sen. Ron Richard asking them to consider the Missouri Energy Freedom […]

Bruno David Gallery to host four new art exhibitions in Clayton

Bruno David is continuing his 12th season of art galleries with four new solo exhibitions, but in a new location. After 11 years at Grand Center on Washington Boulevard., David has moved his gallery to 7513 Forsyth Boulevard near the St. Louis Artists’ Guild in Clayton.  Founded in 1983 in New York City, Bruno David Gallery and Bruno David Projects has been a leading art gallery since its establishment in St. Louis in 2005. Painter […]

RELEASE: The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis kicks off 2018 Hon. Richard B. Teitelman Memorial St. Louis Pro Bono Challenge

The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) kicked off its 2018 Hon. Richard B. Teitelman Memorial St. Louis Pro Bono Challenge at an awards banquet on Jan. 25 at the St. Louis Club in Clayton. In 2017, BAMSL partnered with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri to implement this exciting program to encourage and support pro bono legal services, and to publicly recognize those lawyers and law firms who step up to the Challenge. Thanks […]

RELEASE: Kevin Hart Tour coming to Scottrade Center in April

Today, Kevin Hart announced he is expanding his widely successful and massively hysterical ‘The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour,’ adding over 100 new dates across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia. Produced by Live Nation, the new dates will kick off March 23 in Baltimore, MD and hit all new cities including New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Toronto, Paris, London, Sydney, Auckland, Singapore, and more. See below for full routing and on sale details. Regional tickets […]