Category: Politics

St. Louis Board of Aldermen perfect ‘Buffer Zone’ Bill

Protesters who picket outside any health facility in the city of St. Louis will have to do so from farther away under a bill passed Friday by the St. Louis Board of Aldermen. By a slim vote of 15-13, the Board perfected Board Bill 34, which would increase safety around health facilities by creating an eight-foot buffer zone around health care facility driveways. The bill states that no one “shall knowingly enter, remain on, or create […]

RELEASE: Great Rivers Habit Alliance pledges its support of HB2182

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — The frequency of devastating flood events throughout Missouri over the last five years has brought new concerns for the appropriate, proper and rational development of our floodplains. Many individuals and businesses who honestly believed their property was situated safely outside the often misunderstood 100-year floodplain are now bewildered to learn the personal and financial devastation they face by not having flood insurance. Rep. Elaine Gannon (R) District 115 of Desoto has witnessed far […]

Sen. Jamilah Nasheed calls for impeachment of Governor Eric Greitens

Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, has joined other Missouri legislators on Friday calling for the removal of Gov. Eric Greitens following the news of his indictment. Nasheed in a statement stated that the governor should be removed for the good of all residents of the state. “Gov. Greitens has to go,” Nasheed said. “Missourians thought they voted for a person of character and integrity, and instead they got a liar and alleged criminal. I am […]

Representative Ruth calls for Gov. Greitens to resign

Another Republican female legislator is calling for Gov. Eric Greitens resignation following the news of his indictment on Thursday. Rep. Becky Ruth, R-Festus, made a statement on her Facebook account on Friday stating that the governor needs to remove himself from office for the good of the state and its citizens. “As I stated in January, the governor should be held accountable for his actions,” Ruth said in a written statement. “Yesterday’s indictment by the Grand Jury […]

Greitens indicted by grand jury, taken into custody; Greitens’ lawyers will appeal

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has been indicted by a City of St. Louis Grand Jury. The news was announced by the City of St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner on Thursday afternoon. According to a news release, the Republican governor was indicted on a first-degree felony invasion of privacy charge for an incident that took place on March 21, 2015, in the City of St. Louis. That charge is assumed to […]

RELEASE: Mantovani Campaign Releases First TV Ad in St. Louis County Executive Race

Spot highlights Mantovani’s roots in the region and his plan to move St. Louis County forward St. Louis, MO (February 23, 2018) — Mark Mantovani, Democratic candidate for St. Louis County Executive, is the first campaign out of the blocks in a television advertising campaign for the August 7 primary election. The Mantovani for STL campaign today released “Hometown,” an introductory :60 second TV ad highlighting Mantovani’s roots growing up in Affton, raising his family […]

RELEASE: Following Gov. Eric Greitens’ felony indictment, Sen. Nasheed calls on House Speaker Richardson to begin impeachment process

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Senator Jamilah Nasheed (D-St. Louis) today called on House Speaker Todd Richardson to begin the impeachment proceedings of Missouri Governor Eric Greitens following Greitens’ indictment for felony invasion of privacy. “Gov. Greitens has to go,” Sen. Nasheed said. “Missourians thought they voted for a person of character and integrity, and instead they got a liar and alleged criminal. I am calling on the Honorable Speaker of the House Todd Richardson to […]

Munzlinger honored with Peter Myers Distinguished Service Award

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A little over six months ago, Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard said at the Missouri State Fair that Sen. Brian Munzlinger may be best Agriculture Committee chair in Missouri history. “He has such trust and respect that people go to him wanting to bounce off legislation, how it would affect ag how it would not,” he stated. “Because when he generally sponsors something or co-sponsors, it generally passes without a […]

Legalizing medical marijuana in Missouri could boost real estate market, according to advocacy group

Missouri could get another chance at legalizing medical marijuana. And that could help the real estate market, according to one group trying to get an initiative on the ballot. Patient advocates with high demand and low supply are not the only likely benefactors to passing the Missouri Patient Care Act — one of three initiatives trying to make it on the ballot this November. One thing that could rise almost as fast as donations to […]

Legislation filed to strengthen Missouri’s open record laws

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Open records laws in the Show-Me state could be updated and improved this session under legislation filed in the House. Evans On Wednesday, Rep. David Gregory filed HB 2523 and Rep. Jean Evans filed HB 2524. Both bills aim to strengthen Missouri’s sunshine law and create transparency. “The Missouri open records laws need updating and I am pleased to push this legislation forward,” Gregory said. “Giving the Attorney General stronger remedies […]