Category: Politics

Five bills to watch as session’s end draws near

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As the legislative session in the Missouri State Capitol draws to the final weeks, a number of bills still hope to cross the finish line. And for the most part, all eyes will be on the Senate. Here’s a look at the top five issues that could come to the chamber floors in coming days. Joinder and Venue (HB 1578/SB 546) Probably the most contentious of the tort reform bills being […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens announces additional funding for Veterans Homes

Governor Eric Greitens announced Monday that the Missouri Veterans Commission has secured a total of over $25 million from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs for construction projects at Missouri Veterans Homes. Funding for these projects is included in the VA’s State Home Priority Construction Grant List for 2018. “We’ve been working to improve our Veterans Homes, because the Missourians in our care have served and sacrificed for all of us, and they deserve […]

Prosecution’s investigator ordered to appear Thursday for re-deposition in Greitens’ invasion of privacy case

By Brian Robbins and Ben Striker Circuit Judge Rex Burlison ruled on Monday that Attorney Al Watkins would not be allowed to represent William Don Tisaby, and also ordered that the former FBI agent be deposed by Thursday. Initially, Watkins was going to not only be representing P.S., the ex-husband of the woman at the center of the case, but also Tisaby — which  Greitens’ defense attorney Jim Martin called an act of collusion. The ruling […]

STL County Council could approve legislation that asks area voters whether or not they support a tax regarding Saint Louis Zoo subdistrict

Legislation that would put on this year’s ballot a question asking whether or not voters approve of a tax that helps pay for the care of Saint Louis Zoo animals at a zoological subdistrict is up for final passage at the St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday. The legislation, which is sponsored by County Councilmembers Rochelle Walton Gray and Pat Dolan, would call for the holding of a election on Nov. 6 in St. […]

Clayton Board of Aldermen to certify election results, swear in new members

The Clayton Board of Aldermen will meet in regular session Tuesday night, saying goodbye to one longtime board member and welcoming a new one. The board is set to certify the April 3 municipal election results and swear in its new members beginning at 7 p.m. at city hall. Local attorney Bridget McAndrew took the open seat in Clayton’s Ward 3. Her second attempt to serve on the Clayton Board of Alderman bore fruit, as […]

Judge seals discovery letter in criminal case against Greitens

A discovery letter from the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office to Gov. Eric Greitens’ defense attorneys has been sealed on a judge’s orders. “Discovery letter dated April 19, 2018 from the circuit attorney office to Mr. Garvey and Mr. Martin is hereby ordered sealed and raised to a security level of 9,” ordered Judge Michael Mullen. It is unclear what the letter sent to James Martin and John Garvey from Kim Gardner’s office contains. The security […]

Greitens’ defense team accuses prosecutor’s office of collusion in invasion of privacy case

The defense team representing Missouri Governor Eric Greitens is still searching for answers on a few issues in relation to their client’s felony invasion of privacy case. In a pretrial hearing held at the Carnahan Courthouse in downtown St. Louis Monday, Greitens’ attorney Jim Martin asked Circuit Judge Rex Burlison to allow the defense to re-depose William Tisaby, a former FBI agent hired by St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office to help with the investigation by Tuesday […]

Greitens charged with two felony counts regarding the use of a donor list from nonprofit charity during his campaign

By Brian Robbins and Ben Striker Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has been charged with two additional felony counts with the use of a donor list from his nonprofit charity during his gubernatorial campaign in 2015. The news was announced by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner on Friday afternoon. According to the Circuit Attorney’s Office, Gardner charged Greitens regarding two counts of tampering with computer data: modifying or destroying, disclosing or accessing for an incident […]

RELEASE: Blunt to Give Remarks During Best Buddies Friendship Walk Opening Ceremony

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) will be in Maryland Heights, Mo., tomorrow, Saturday, April 21, at 8:30 a.m. CT to give remarks during the opening ceremony of the Best Buddies Friendship Walk. Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization that creates lasting friendships, employment opportunities, and assists with leadership development skills for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Saturday, April 21, 2018 8:30 a.m. CT Senator Blunt to Give Remarks During Best Buddies Friendship […]