Author: Scott Faughn

Rep. English loved public service

I’ve had a bit of a heavy heart the past few days with the passing of former Rep. Keith English. Keith was a friend of mine. We talked politics countless times and raised a glass more than we probably needed to. It never mattered that we disagreed, I liked him and I respected him. The one thing I will always remember about Keith is that he loved being a state representative. Most people appreciate the […]

The Players involved in the Greitens investigation

As the criminal investigation into the Governor’s sex scandal has expanded into an investigation into dark money, coordination with a 501(c)(4) and the use of his charity’s fundraising list for political purposes, we decided to take a look at the players involved on both sides leading up to the grand jury beginning to take testimony later this month.  For the Governor  Mark Bobak – When you wonder how a guy goes from Obama rallies to […]

RELEASE: Report to Missouri Veterans Commission details major improvements at St. Louis Home following appointment of Interim Home Administrator

JEFFERSON CITY — The St. Louis Veterans Home on Monday reported major improvements in key areas of the quality of care provided to Veterans, increases in staffing levels, and a steep reduction in involuntary employee overtime. The presentation came during the Missouri Veterans Commission’s quarterly meeting in Jefferson City, which was attended by many members of Missouri’s Veterans’ service organizations. Improved areas of performance included: An 80 percent reduction in the number of new facility-acquired […]

RELEASE: Edgewell Personal Care announces agreement to acquire Jack Black, L.L.C.

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Edgewell Personal Care Company (NYSE: EPC) announced today an agreement to acquire Jack Black, L.L.C., a leading U.S. based luxury men’s skincare products company. Founded in Dallas, TX in 2000, Jack Black was an early pioneer and innovator in the growing men’s skincare industry and today is the #1 brand in the U.S. men’s prestige skincare market.*  Addressing men’s every day personal care needs, the brand offers a full range of products […]

How We Got Here: An anthology of controversies and conflict between the Governor and General Assembly

In light of the scandal gripping state government, a lot has been made of the relationship between the Governor and the General Assembly. We decided to pull together some of the relevant dates regarding recent scandals in state politics and Eric Greitens’ rocket-like climb to the highest office in the state. Governor Eric Greitens February 21, 2015 Eric Greitens attends the Missouri Republican Party Lincoln Days event in Kansas City and states his intentions to […]

Spire rate case could signal change in precedent at PSC

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Over the last 30 years, dating back to their days as Laclede Gas, Spire hasn’t litigated a rate case. However, after the Public Service Commission staff and Office of Public Counsel refused to settle on most all of the normally agreed to issues, leading to weeklong hearings in front of the commission. Many are seeing the treatment of Spire and the lengthy hearing process as a change in precedent towards more […]

A retrospective on the 30-year career of the 55th Governor of the State of Missouri, Jay Nixon

Over the past couple weeks, our publisher Scott Faughn spent nearly 8 hours with Governor Nixon discussing every aspect of his career from growing up in DeSoto, to the State Senate, as Attorney General, and his time in the Governor’s Mansion. More Missourians cast their votes to elect Jay Nixon as Governor of Missouri than anyone in state history. In the final part of our series, Governor Nixon shared his views on the events of […]

RELEASE: Zeel brings in-home massage service to St. Louis

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Zeel, the leading provider of on-demand, in-home massages, launched its service and massage membership Wednesday in St. Louis. Perfectly timed for holiday rest and recovery, St. Louis residents and visitors can now schedule on-demand massages to be delivered directly to their homes, hotels, workplaces, and events with as little as an hour’s notice. Massages are easy to book on, or on Zeel’s app for iPhone or Android. For a personalized massage therapy experience, […]

RELEASE: New numbers show Missouri well below national average on pay gap

WASHINGTON — Missouri women now make an average of 79.4 percent of the weekly earnings of their male counterparts per new U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. BLS Assistant Commissioner for Regional Operations Stanley W. Suchman noted that the 2016 women’s-to-men’s earnings ratio in Missouri rose 2.1 percentage points from the previous year. Nationwide, women earned $749 per week or 81.9 percent of the $915 median for men. The women’s-to-men’s earnings ratio in Missouri reached a […]

Unprecedented unity among leaders in St. Louis Amazon bid proposal

Clayton, MO – Contrary to scuttlebutt the St. Louis region seems to be unifying around a bid to lure Amazon’s $5 billion second headquarters investment. The St. Louis Economic Partnership, which is funded by both St. Louis City and St. Louis County is leading the effort to unify the many different localities and working on submitting a list of sites to be included this week. There were more than 27 sites in Missouri and Illinois that […]