Category: Legislature

City officials, residents question proposed senior living facility in Clayton

PHOTO: A conceptual rendering of the Clarendale of Clayton senior living facility looking northeast on Clayton Road.  Some city officials and residents questioned the proposal of a plan to build a senior living facility at a busy intersection in Clayton Monday night. The project is still in the early stages and will need several public hearings and approvals from the Plan Commission/Architectural Review Board and Board of Aldermen before any development takes place. The 15-story […]

City of St. Louis to look into forming its own bank

The city of St. Louis could soon be exploring the idea of establishing a public municipal bank to address some of city’s most pressing issues — such as affordable housing, small business growth and financing for municipal projects. St. Louis Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed introduced a resolution that would create a 13-member task force to study the idea on March 9. “It’s meant to set the stage for us to begin to get some […]

Could Republicans move right-to-work vote to favor the party in November election?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The issue of right-to-work is still up in the air in the Show-Me State, despite the passage of the legislation during the 2017 legislative session, and there are a number of questions still to be answered before voters make the final call on the issue. Though Republicans managed to power the legislation through early in the year, it gave their opponents more than enough time to gather the signatures needed to […]

Two new candidates emerge in Clayton’s open Ward 3 Aldermanic race

By this time next month, Clayton residents will see at least one fresh face on the Board of Aldermen, with one of its six current members not seeking re-election. With a little over three weeks to go before Clayton’s municipal elections on April 3, and one open seat up for grabs in Ward 3, here’s a look at who’s running and what they’re promising. Clayton’s Ward 3 (Downtown district: includes Maryland Ave., Brentwood & Forsyth Blvds. and […]

Full repeal of prevailing wage passes House with narrow margin

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. — With just seven votes to spare, legislation that would repeal Missouri’s prevailing wage laws was given approval by the House. The bill, a House Committee Substitute for HBs 1729, 1621, 1436, would eliminate the requirement that contractors and subcontractors on public projects pay employees the prevailing wage where the project is being completed. Rep. Jeff Justus’ legislation would instead require workers to be paid the state or federal minimum wage, whichever […]

Clayton approves expansion of St. Louis Veterinarian Animal Clinic of Clayton, Oak Knoll Park site improvements and parking lot project

A Clayton veterinarian looking to expand his clinic got final approval Tuesday from the Clayton Board of Aldermen. The board voted 6-0, with Alderman Ira Berkowitz absent, to grant a conditional use permit to the St. Louis Veterinarian Animal Clinic of Clayton (ACC) and approved a text amendment allowing veterinary clinics to operate in commercial districts. According to the plans filed with the city on Feb. 21, Dr. Dan Fraser wants to add on to his […]

RELEASE: Legislative actions and information for the week of March 5, 2018

As the 2018 legislative session enters March, legislation continues to move forward. As the days get longer in the spring, so does the time spent on the Missouri Senate floor, as senators debate numerous policy issues. No matter how much time is spent on the floor in the coming weeks, Sen. Nasheed is committed to always representing the people of the 5th Senatorial District with honor and integrity. On The Floor The Missouri Senate approved […]

Clayton Board of Aldermen to vote on expansion of St. Louis Veterinarian Animal Clinic of Clayton

A Clayton veterinarian looking to expand his clinic will seek final approval Tuesday from the Clayton Board of Aldermen. According to the plans filed with the city on Feb. 21, Dr. Dan Fraser wants to add on to St. Louis Veterinarian Animal Clinic of Clayton (ACC) at 136 N Meramec to the adjacent commercial retail space  in the Morrissey building, across the shared driveway at 132 North Meramec, to allow for a more comfortable and efficient space for staff and patients. […]

Jobs, the economy and the governor on This Week on Missouri Politics

It’s been the week for job creation in Missouri and the opinion panel on This Week in Missouri Politics dives right into the topic. “I think it is terrific,” said Rep. Gretchen Bangert. With the companies opening doors in Missouri, Scott Faughn pointed out that it looks like some of President Donald Trump’s policies are working. “You know, the president is about results. As a businessman, sometimes that’s usually what we forget to do in […]

St. Louis Board of Aldermen delay final vote on buffer zone bill for second straight week

PHOTO: Planned Parenthood protest in St. Louis, by Paul Sableman The St. Louis Board of Aldermen will have to wait at least another week to take a final vote on a bill that would create a buffer zone between protesters and healthcare facilities, including Planned Parenthood. If passed, the new law would increase safety around health facilities by creating an eight-foot buffer zone between protesters and the facilities. The bill states that no one “shall knowingly […]