Category: Legislature

Jefferson County officials warn of possible government shutdown

HILLSBORO, Mo. — Jefferson County officials are warning that a county-wide government shutdown could occur soon unless local lawmakers meet and find a way to balance the 2018 budget. In a press conference held Thursday at the Jefferson County Government Center, County Executive Ken Waller called for an emergency meeting with the county council at 6 p.m. Friday to address concerns regarding a budget amendment the county council recently passed after a veto override, which put the […]

Senator Jamilah Nasheed requests MoDOT reinstate license plate readers

JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, objects to the Missouri Department of Transportation’s removal of license plate readers (LPRs) from the City of St. Louis. The license plate readers were installed in St. Louis as a pilot program meant to last five years. To date, the LPR system has led to 149 arrests. Senator Nasheed is asking for the readers to be reinstated. “I am disappointed with MoDOT for ending this program […]

St. Louis officials reach agreement to reinforce city’s reserve funds

An agreement between the city of St. Louis’ treasurer and one city alderman has been reached to reinforce the city’s reserve funds. Alderman Jeffrey Boyd and Treasurer Tishaura Jones reached an agreement Thursday to move money from the city’s parking fund to hire more neighborhood police officers, buy two new tow trucks and bolster the city’s reserve funds. Board Bill 69 CS authorizes a transfer of $250,000 to purchase two new tow trucks, $800,000 to restore  Neighborhood […]

Reed to introduce bill adding to Transparency in Government Law

Recordings of public, governmental meetings in the city of St. Louis would include effective closed captioning under a bill being introduced by the St. Louis Board of Aldermen president. President Lewis Reed on Friday will introduce Board Bill 72, revising The Transparency in Government Law. The new piece of legislation will require all public meetings of the Board of Aldermen, Board of Estimate & Apportionment and the Preservation Board to include effective closed captioning. The […]

House withdraws subpoena efforts against A New Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri House of Representatives is no longer seeking the enforcement of a subpoena requiring the turning over of documents from A New Missouri. In May, lawmakers asked Cole County Circuit Court Judge Jon Beetem to enforce the subpoenas, which would have forced A New Missouri to turn over documents that they believed could demonstrate efforts between the nonprofit and former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ campaign to circumvent campaign disclosure laws. […]

RELEASE: New Missouri law cuts and caps electric rates, enables acceleration of a smarter, more secure energy grid

Electric rates are falling later this summer for Ameren Missouri customers, thanks to a new law updating century-old policies in the state. In addition to a rate cut, estimated at around five percent for Ameren Missouri customers, the legislation also will benefit customers by capping rates and accelerating utility investments to modernize Missouri’s electric grid, which benefits customers by making the grid smarter and more secure. Missouri Senate Bill 564, which was signed into law […]

Stenger, Krewson to meet with new Missouri Governor Mike Parson

New Republican Missouri Governor Mike Parson will take time out of his first week in office to meet with local elected officials from the St. Louis area. In a press conference held in North St. Louis County Tuesday, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger said he is set to meet with Parson and St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson in Jefferson City Wednesday. “We’ve already had some communications with his office and we’re going to be […]

Alferman leaving House to join Governor Parson’s team

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Rep. Justin Alferman, R-Hermann, is leaving his seat in the Missouri House of Representatives. The Republican on Monday morning resigned from his seat to immediately begin working for the new governor, Mike Parson. Alferman will serve as legislative director for Parson, where his role will be to help build, promote, and progress Parson’s legislative priorities, working with members of both legislative chambers to pass them into law. He will also serve […]

Parson says he intends to work with current Cabinet members, considering options for lieutenant governor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — On his first official business day in office, newly-sworn in Governor Mike Parson chose to get the ball rolling quickly, meeting with members of the Cabinet and the press. “We’re going to be moving Missouri forward,” Parson told members of the media on Monday morning while meeting with Cabinet members. “We’re going to try and meet and make sure that everybody in the State of Missouri knows that government is going […]

Hafner stands by previous testimony, talks of Greitens conversion to a Republican

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Testifying publically under oath, Michael Hafner said he stands by everything he said previously. The former staffer for Gov. Eric Greitens has said that he had conversations with the campaign about concealing donors, his advice to form a campaign committee was disregarded. In his second time testifying to the House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight, Hafner was asked questions by the now-ten member committee for more than four hours. On Tuesday, […]