Category: Politics

UPDATED: Jackson County prosecutor agrees to serve as special prosecutor in Greitens’ invasion of privacy case, Gardner blocked from case

PHOTO: Missouri Governor Eric Greitens talks to reporters outside the Civil Courts Building after charges of invasion of privacy against the Governor were dropped in St. Louis on May 14, 2018. Prosecutors said that Greitens had taken an explicit photo of a woman with whom he was having an affair, without her consent. Greitens proclaimed his innocence of taking a photo but did admit to having the affair. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI Jackson County prosecutor Jean […]

Clayton Plan Commission to take first step toward considering renovation of Adzick Field

PHOTO: An artist’s rendering of the proposed updates to Adzick Field at Shaw Park in Clayton. A local architect is pitching an alteration and exterior renovation of Clayton High School’s Adzick Field that would transform the 195,000 square-foot site into a multi-use facility replete with synthetic turf and additional updates to the entire facility. The multi-purpose artificial turf field will allow Adzick Field to host a number of high school athletic events, including baseball, softball and field hockey, according […]

Hawley says Governor’s office has no authority to hire impeachment attorneys, Greitens spokesman disagrees

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Attorney General Josh Hawley has some thoughts on the hiring of taxpayer-funded attorneys to defend Governor Eric Greitens’ Office in impeachment proceedings. In a letter to State Auditor Nicole Galloway, Hawley said that the Governor’s Office “lacks authority to retain private counsel to participate in connection with any adversarial proceeding without the Attorney General’s consent.” In simpler terms, the office is not authorized to hire private legal counsel without permission from […]

St. Louis Board of Aldermen delay vote to put reversal of ward reduction on April ballot

Supporters of a bill that would put the reversal of a voter-approved plan to reduce the number of wards in the city on the ballot in 2019 decided not to take a vote during the St. Louis Board of Aldermen meeting Friday. Despite a plan to reduce the number of wards in St. Louis from 28 to 14 that was passed by city voters six years ago, some city aldermen are not so keen on […]

Cole County prosecutor will not file criminal charges against Greitens

The Cole County prosecutor announced Friday he would not file criminal charges against Governor Eric Greitens after being contacted by Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley’s office. In a press release, Cole County Prosecuting Attorney Mark A. Richardson said he would not be seeking charges against the embattled Republican governor relating to alleged campaign finance violations. Richardson “This office has been provided by the Missouri Attorney General’s Office about that agency’s investigation into the Governor’s gubernatorial campaign,” […]

Tax cuts are here: Haahr’s bill awaits governor’s signature

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — With less than 24 hours left in the 2018 regular session, the House gave final approval of a bill intended to give Missourians a tax break. Rep. Elijah Haahr’s HB 2540 started out as a major tax overhaul that provided funding for roads and bridges, closed tax loopholes, and was revenue neutral. It was also 429 pages. The version that came back to the lower chamber after the Senate had its […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens makes three appointments to boards and commissions

Governor Eric Greitens made three appointments to Boards and Commissions. Clark Corogenes, of Kansas City, was appointed to the Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Corogenes is employed by The Whole Person as an Independent Living Advocate for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in ministry from MidAmerica Nazarene University and associate’s degrees from Johnson County Community College. Landon Miller, of Columbia, was appointed to the Missouri […]

Sen. RELEASE: Nasheed’s utility amendment generates $10 million annually for St. Louis city

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri General Assembly gave final approval to a piece of utility infrastructure legislation that included an amendment from State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, that will provide an estimated $10 million for the City of St. Louis every year. The Missouri General Assembly truly agreed to and finally passed House Bill 1991, the Uniform Small Wireless Facility Deployment Act. This legislation addresses the use of the right-of-way for the collocation of […]

St. Louis Board of Aldermen could pass bill to put reversal of ward reduction on April ballot

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen could take a final vote this week to put the reversal of a voter-approved plan to reduce the number of wards in the city back on the ballot in 2019. Despite a plan to reduce the number of wards in St. Louis from 28 to 14 that was passed by city voters six years ago,  some city aldermen are not so keen on handing their futures to their residents […]

Right-to-work date change to August finalized

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The right-to-work ballot measure will be on the August primary ballot and the Missouri House truly agreed and finally passed SCR 49 on Thursday in a 96-47 vote. Long-rumored to be more helpful to Republicans in mid-term November elections if the measure was moved to August, the measure’s last stop before final passage was primarily debated between Reps. Holly Rehder and Bruce Franks. Rehder told Franks that she wanted the date to […]