Category: Legislature

STL County Councilman Harder introduces resolution regarding city and county merger

One St. Louis County councilman introduced a resolution on Tuesday that hopes to put the voters in St. Louis City and the County in charge of a potential merger, not the state. According to Councilman Mark Harder’s resolution, certain legislators and other individuals are seeking to impose significant and potentially damaging changes to the governmental structure of St. Louis City and St. Louis County by having the two merge. Harder said even though he was […]

RELEASE: Blunt to hold hearing on opioid crisis

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, will hold an open hearing Tuesday at 11 a.m.  in Room SD-124 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. During the hearing, the Subcommittee will examine prevention, treatment, and recovery activities related to the opioid crisis in America. Hearing Details: Subject: Addressing the Opioid Crisis in America: Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Date: Tuesday, […]

Hummel, Mitten file legislation to fix damage caused by last year’s discriminatory Senate Bill 43

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — State Sen. Jake Hummel (D-St. Louis) and Rep. Gina Mitten (D-St. Louis) have filed Senate Bill 620 and House Bill 1317, legislation that will restore common sense protections for Missourians who are unfairly discriminated against. This legislation also contains the Missouri Fair Housing Act, which will prevent the state from losing $500,000 in housing funds. During the 2017 Legislative Session, Republican legislators passed and the governor signed Senate Bill 43, which […]

Right-to-work set to appear on November 2018 ballot after signatures certified

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The right-to-work initiative petition has officially prevailed and will be appearing on the November 2018 ballot. More than 300,000 signatures were gathered and presented in an effort to put SB 19, also known as the “right-to-work” law, in the hands of Missouri’s voters during the next general election on November 6, 2018. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft and his office last week confirmed that the necessary number was met, validating 250,327 […]

State Auditor requests dismissal in Missouri Alliance for Freedom’s Sunshine case

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Attorneys for the State Auditor are requesting the courts to dismiss the lawsuit against the office on behalf of the Missouri Alliance for Freedom. The lawsuit stems from a July civil suit seeking to compel Auditor Nicole Galloway to produce documents related to an audit of the Department of Revenue, which was requested under the state’s open records law. According to a news release from the Auditor’s Office, the office has […]

Clayton Board of Aldermen reject appeal opposing Centene’s Maryland School plans

Plans for Centene Corporation’s redevelopment of the Maryland School property will move forward despite pushback from concerned neighbors. The Clayton Board of Aldermen Tuesday night rejected an appeal from Protect Clayton Neighborhoods, a watchdog group trying to reinstate the Clayton Plan Commission’s original recommendation that Centene provide the public access to the greenspace on their proposed daycare and corporate education facility at 7501 Maryland Ave. during non-business hours, and for the plans to be in compliance […]

State’s new abortion laws take effect this week

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In perhaps one of the most tense moments among the Missouri legislature this year, Republicans pushed an abortion bill through a special session, placing more limits on abortion providers in the Show-Me State. That legislation has been contested at nearly every turn, both through the legislative process and in the courts, but this week, the new rules take effect. The new laws, set to be published in the Missouri Register on […]

Dispute over Rams’ former practice facility heads to arbitration

The Missouri Supreme Court ruled last week that a dispute over the Rams’ former practice facility in St. Louis must be decided in arbitration. Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke has indicated he will buy the 300,000-square-foot Rams Park facility in Earth City in October 2024 for $1. That transaction is allowed by the Rams’ lease with the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority (RSA), a state entity that is funded by the […]

Clayton Board of Aldermen to consider Protect Clayton Neighborhoods appeal once again

For the third time in the last two months, Clayton’s Board of Aldermen will consider an appeal from a neighborhood group looking to stop Centene Corporation’s redevelopment plans of the Maryland School property Tuesday night. Centene, the nation’s largest healthcare provider, agreed in July to buy the building from the School District of Clayton with plans to use it to house its employees development program and offer an early childhood center for employees’ children. A […]

Missouri Retailers Association calls for compromise with energy legislation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Retailers Association has long opposed legislation they felt would make it easier to increase utility rates, but now the organization is saying they will support some energy legislation – with a few conditions. In a letter sent to Missouri’s lawmakers on Friday, Nov. 17, the association says that if Missouri can’t find a way to “better control electricity costs” in the state, many retailers “may call it quits.” The […]