Category: Politics

Hawley kicks off U.S. Senate campaign, says ‘We can do better’ than McCaskill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — “Today marks the beginning of the campaign to take back Missouri’s Senate seat for the people of Missouri and defeat Claire McCaskill.” That was the message of Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley as he officially kicked off his campaign for the 2018 U.S. Senate race. The Republican challenger announced his campaign with three scheduled events in Kansas City, St. Louis, and Springfield on Tuesday, where he spoke of the American way […]

STL Councilmember hopes to give certain Department of Health employees Prop P funds

Councilwoman Hazel Erby on Tuesday introduced legislation that would use Prop P funds to give Corrections Medicine employees at the St. Louis County Department of Public Health a 10 percent raise. Erby’s legislation comes as a response to County Executive Steve Stenger’s proposal to give corrections medicine employees a three percent raise. In addition to the 10 percent raise Erby is proposing, the legislation would also include a two percent raise for every five years service […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens Announces New Job Training Opportunities for Students

Today Governor Eric Greitens announced the investment of nearly $3.6 million in discretionary federal funding to expand and develop new Registered Apprenticeship programs across the state. The Governor visited North Central Missouri College in Trenton to visit with students in the program and discuss the impact of these apprenticeships. In Registered Apprenticeship Programs, students begin working from day one. The programs combine structured learning with on-the-job training under the supervision of a trade professional. The […]

RELEASE: Lt. Gov. Mike Parson Applauds House Passage of Lawsuit Reform Bill, Encourages Passage of Legislation in Senate

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Lt. Gov. Mike Parson has released the following statement thanking the House for perfecting Rep. Glen Kolkmeyer’s HB1578 and encouraging the Senate to pass Sen. Brian Munzlinger’s SB546, a similar bill currently awaiting a vote. “I applaud the House for taking a step to rid our state of junk lawsuits by perfecting HB1578.  This legislation includes commonsense venue reforms that will prevent out-of-state attorneys from abusing Missouri’s court system, as they […]

RELEASE: State agriculture leaders endorse Catron in race for State Representative

WARRENTON, Mo. — Jessica Catron, Republican candidate for State Representative, announced today that she had received the exclusive endorsement of two of the state’s most influential agriculture leaders.  In a press release, Catron cited the endorsement of the Senator Brian Munzlinger and Representative Jay Houghton, the legislative chairs of the Senate and House Agriculture Policy committees. “Jessica [Catron] is committed to advancing Missouri’s number one industry, agriculture,” Munzlinger said.  “Her depth of knowledge of the issues, […]

Clean Missouri opponents cite concerns of gerrymandering and appointment process, supporters point to the language as the answer

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Could the proposed Clean Missouri ballot initiative hurt the political power of minority groups like African Americans or rural voters? The answer varies, simply depending on who you ask. The movement seeking to push ethics reform across the Show-Me State is moving forward, with signature gathering efforts underway, but some opponents are saying that some of the proposed ideas could shock potential supporters. Clean Missouri is seeking to bring changes to […]

RELEASE: Legislative actions and information for the week of March 5, 2018

As the 2018 legislative session enters March, legislation continues to move forward. As the days get longer in the spring, so does the time spent on the Missouri Senate floor, as senators debate numerous policy issues. No matter how much time is spent on the floor in the coming weeks, Sen. Nasheed is committed to always representing the people of the 5th Senatorial District with honor and integrity. On The Floor The Missouri Senate approved […]

Clayton Board of Aldermen to vote on expansion of St. Louis Veterinarian Animal Clinic of Clayton

A Clayton veterinarian looking to expand his clinic will seek final approval Tuesday from the Clayton Board of Aldermen. According to the plans filed with the city on Feb. 21, Dr. Dan Fraser wants to add on to St. Louis Veterinarian Animal Clinic of Clayton (ACC) at 136 N Meramec to the adjacent commercial retail space  in the Morrissey building, across the shared driveway at 132 North Meramec, to allow for a more comfortable and efficient space for staff and patients. […]

STL County Council to vote on domestic abuse prevention legislation at weekly meeting

The St. Louis County on Tuesday will vote on legislation that would appropriate a grant from the state’s STOP Violence Against Women Program. The legislation which is up for final passage would authorize the county executive to accept a grant of up to $261,020 from the Missouri Department of Public Safety as part of the STOP Violence Against Women Program. According to Missouri’s Department of Public Safety’s website, the STOP Program encourages the development and strengthening […]

Gravis polling shows tight senate race, Greitens disapproval at 50%

Nonpartisan research firm Gravis Marketing did a random hybrid survey of 931 registered voters in Missouri from March 5-7. The margin of error was ±3.2. Gravis used interactive voice responses and an online panel of cell phone users, weighted by demographics. The poll was paid for by Gravis Marketing. The poll assessed statewide performance and approval, including the scandal-plagued Gov. Eric Greitens, who has an approval rating of 34 percent. 36 percent of those polled strongly disapproved of his […]