Category: Politics

Centene expansion project to get bigger under new plans filed with the city of Clayton

The planned $770 million expansion of Centene Corporation, located across the street from its main headquarters, has been bulked up, according to the latest architectural plans filed with the city of Clayton. Initial plans, as the Clayton Times reported in August, called for the residential tower to reach a maximum height of 150 feet. Clayco, the local construction company behind the building expansion, announced Wednesday that tower will now include five more floors, bringing its […]

Barnes confirms subpoenas have been used in Greitens’ investigation

Transcription of meetings to be released after the conclusion of the investigation JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Detailed information regarding the progress of the House investigation into Gov. Eric Greitens is being tightly restricted, with Rep. Jay Barnes providing an update without giving any substantive information away. He would not disclose how many witnesses had been interviewed, who has been interviewed, who will be interviewed, or if the probe has been expanded. He did confirm that the […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens Appoints Elijah Mayfield to Governor’s Council on Disability

Today, Governor Eric Greitens appointed Elijah Mayfield to the Governor’s Council on Disability. Elijah is a National Down Syndrome Society Ambassador, recipient of the 2016 National Down Syndrome “Self-Advocate of the Year” award, and serves as an intern in the Governor’s Office. Elijah also works for St. Mary’s Hospital, is active on Lincoln University’s campus and with the United Way of Central Missouri. WATCH: Governor Greitens appoints Elijah Mayfield to Governor’s Council on Disability “Elijah […]

RELEASE: Blunt bill to improve education and economic opportunities for low-income families passes Senate

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today announced that his Family Self-Sufficiency Act passed as part of the bipartisan Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act. The Senate passed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act, which would roll back excessive Dodd-Frank regulations on community banks and credit unions, by a vote of 67-31. “The Family Self-Sufficiency Act will provide hardworking Missourians more tools to build a better future for themselves […]

Full repeal of prevailing wage passes House with narrow margin

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. — With just seven votes to spare, legislation that would repeal Missouri’s prevailing wage laws was given approval by the House. The bill, a House Committee Substitute for HBs 1729, 1621, 1436, would eliminate the requirement that contractors and subcontractors on public projects pay employees the prevailing wage where the project is being completed. Rep. Jeff Justus’ legislation would instead require workers to be paid the state or federal minimum wage, whichever […]

Erby introduces legislation that would give Corrections Medicine employees a sizable raise

After months of public forum at the St. Louis County Council meetings some St. Louis County employees may finally have their sought out pay raise through Proposition P funds. Councilwoman Hazel Erby on Tuesday introduced legislation that would use Prop P funds to give Corrections Medicine and certain employees at the St. Louis County Department of Justice Services a 10 percent raise. This comes after months of public comment from various St. Louis County Corrections […]

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 […]