Author: Clayton Times

Guest Column: Boosting The Image Of Police, One Department At A Time

I recently had the privilege of a ride-along with my city’s Police Chief – Kevin Scott. It was a great experience to learn about the department and the direction of our community. I want to share what I learned about the police department because I think it’s pretty special, and to critics of police policies and tactics it offers hope for the future. I did not have police officers in my family, and have only […]

Government jobs increased under Greitens? New data says yes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Before taking office, Governor Eric Greitens campaigned on the promise of bringing more jobs to the Show-Me State while downsizing state government. But new numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that job numbers in the private sector are not growing at the same level as they did under Gov. Jay Nixon during his final year, but are rather plateauing. A monthly survey shows that the Mid-America Business Conditions […]

Missouri Community Colleges Association awards six legislators

By Michael Layer BRANSON, Mo. – The Missouri Community Colleges Association (MCCA)’s convention and trade show, four legislators were awarded on Thursday evening for their support of Missouri Community Colleges. Rep. Jean Evans, Rep. John Weimann, Rep. Sandy Crawford, Rep. David Wood, and Sen. John Rizzo were recognized for their work in the General Assembly.  House Minority leader Rep. Gail McCann Beatty was also recognized. The MCCA represents the 12 community colleges in Missouri and […]

How much or little does experience mean for auditor’s race?

By Michael Layer ST. LOUIS – Following Rep. Paul Curtman’s announcement for the state auditor’s race, the panelists on Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politicstalked about how the former Marine Sergeant would fare against Republican David Wasinger, a respectable St. Louis accountant and lawyer, and incumbent Democrat Nicole Galloway. While Wasinger and Galloway are both certified public accountants, Curtman said at his announcement that his leadership skills and willingness to work across party […]

Highway Patrol wins award for customer service

By Michael Layer OAK BROOK, Ill. – The Missouri State Highway Patrol won the Customer Convenience Award for Troop as Motor Vehicle Team Exceeding Exceptions by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) at the 2017 Region III Information Exchange, held in Oak Brook, Illinois. The Patrol was praised for their Troop A MVI team that facilitated a greater customer service. Particularly, they created examination projects during state holidays and allowed for off-site investigations. […]

Mizzou emerges as top school for online courses

By Michael Layer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Onlinecolleges.com, a website which ranks online programs offered by colleges and universities in 50 states and Puerto Rico, found that the University of Missouri-Columbia was the best school in Missouri, according to their metric. The public university offered 35 online programs and had 30 students enrolled in their classes, which the website calls “distance education,” had a score of 98.92 out of 100. The website reports that it […]

Jeff Mazur: Breaking barriers, busting guts

By Michael Layer Jeff Mazur, the executive director of Launch Code, joined the #moleg podcast crew on Tuesday morning as a part of their Autumn of the Attorney series to discuss his lauded reputation in both the public and private sectors. The Georgetown law graduate has been active in the political scene, working in the offices of New Jersey’s U.S. Rep. Rush Holt, Oregon’s U.S. Rep. Darlene Hooley, and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. He also […]

RELEASE: World’s Largest Car Rental Enterprise Marks 10 Years of Customer Service Excellence, Fleet Expansion and Revenue Growth

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Sixty years after it was founded and 10 years after it acquired the National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands, Enterprise Holdings Inc. (“Enterprise Holdings”) – together with its affiliate Enterprise Fleet Management – marked fiscal year 2017 by increasing annual revenues 6.5 percent to achieve $22.3 billion. “Our total revenues not only continued to increase significantly during FY2017, but they actually more than doubled during the last […]

Romine says he was ‘not made aware’ of SB 43/HUD letter

By Michael Layer CRYSTAL CITY Mo. – Sen. Gary Romine said that he was not aware of the letter which outlined that his SB 43 employee discrimination bill violated federal standards. He spoke with Missouri Times publisher Scott Faughn about his bill, which jeopardizes at least $500,000 of federal funds because it violated standards set by the Fair Housing Act. “I was not made aware of that letter, no,” Romine said. “I think there was […]

RELEASE: Cards announce coaching changes to major league staff

Jose Oquendo, Willie McGee & Mike Shildt named to new roles  ST. LOUIS, MO, October 23, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today the following new roles on their Major League Coaching Staff for 2018: Special Assistant to the General Manager Jose Oquendo has been named Third Base Coach; Special Assistant to the General Manager Willie McGee has been named to the Major League Coaching Staff and Third Base Coach Mike Shildt has been […]