Category: News

Eigel, Koenig tag team tax reform in Senate Ways and Means Committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The junior senators from the St. Louis region, Sen. Andrew Koenig and Sen. Bill Eigel, have taken a large task upon themselves in their mission to reform the state’s tax code, and their fellow senators on the Senate’s Ways and Means Committee were more than willing to tell them so. Koenig’s SB 611 and Eigel’s SB 617 both look to bring about reform, an item that has been at the forefront […]

Time shift: Harder’s council time change bill moves to final passage

The St. Louis County Council at its weekly meeting on Tuesday moved legislation forward that could change what time its weekly meetings start. In addition to that bill, the council also moved numerous bills to second reading that would improve or change how the county handles its elections. Councilman Harder Since last year, Councilman Mark Harder has tried to pass legislation that would move the County Council’s weekly meeting’s starting time from 6:00 p.m. to […]

Clayton lawyer’s years-long deceit brings on suspension

The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended a St. Louis lawyer who lied for more than five years to a client after failing to file his lawsuit. Jonathan D. Valentino, formerly of Armstrong Teasdale in Clayton, was assigned in December 2009 to represent Michael Greenblatt in a boundary dispute with his neighbor. Valentino, an associate with the firm since 2004, agreed to file the lawsuit. But, as he later told a disciplinary panel, according to […]

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 […]

RELEASE: Olin to pursue registered debt offering

CLAYTON /PRNewswire/ — Olin Corporation (NYSE: OLN) announced today that it intends to commence an offering of $500 millionaggregate principal amount of Senior Notes due 2030 (the “Senior Notes”), subject to market and other conditions. The Senior Notes will be sold pursuant to Olin’s shelf registration statement and the base prospectus on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The underwriters for the transaction are Citigroup Global Markets Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Wells Fargo Securities LLC, […]

Baby colobus monkey born at the Saint Louis Zoo

Things are going bananas as the Saint Louis Zoo welcomes a brand new baby Guereza colobus monkey within its care. The black and white male colobus monkey was born at the Saint Louis Zoo on Dec. 29, 2017. The baby, who will be named by zookeepers at a later date, and his family can be seen at the Primate House during regular Zoo hours. According to the zoo, colobus infants are born with all white […]

RELEASE: Mary Doe v. Eric Greitens to be heard at the Supreme Court of Missouri

The Supreme Court of Missouri has scheduled one docket of cases for oral argument next week. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 23, the Court is scheduled to hear: * SC96751, Mary Doe v. Eric Greitens, et al., an appeal from Cole County involving constitutional and statutory challenges to the state’s informed consent law. * SC96599, Charles M. Ryan v. State of Missouri, an appeal from St. Francois County involving the denial of post-conviction relief […]

Change in the STL County Council starting time? Could be heard at council’s weekly meeting

The next St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday will focus on perfecting previous bills such as changing the meeting’s start time along with improving the county’s election process and FDA food code regulations. Since last year, Councilman Mark Harder has tried to pass legislation that would move the County Council’s weekly meeting’s starting time from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Harder last week re-introduced the bill and hopes it will receive support from his […]

Steamed bun shop Bao to open in Clayton this month

There are several Chinese specialty restaurants around St. Louis, but none quite like Bao, a unique new Asian-inspired restaurant scheduled to open in Clayton later this month. The restaurant that focuses on a Chinese staple, baozi (bao for short, also known as steamed buns), will open in the former Coastal Bistro & Bar space at 14 N. Central in Clayton. Bao is independently-owned and is the first of its kind in St. Louis. The restaurant […]

Greitens’ attorney calls story a ‘political hit piece,’ Temple responds

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As new details and allegations continue to emerge regarding the extramarital affair of Gov. Eric Greitens, more names continue to also emerge. One of the most recent names thrown into the mix is that of Roy Temple, the former chairman of the Missouri Democratic Party. Temple has been cited as a source for some of the recent information that has made headlines, reportedly having met with the woman’s former husband in […]