Tag: 2018

STL County Council passes police overtime pay legislation

At the first meeting of 2018, the St. Louis County Council approved legislation that would grant millions of dollars for the St. Louis County Police Department to cover for overtime pay. The bill which was passed unanimously on Wednesday, was originally requested by St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, stated that the county police department would need a supplemental appropriation for $3 million. The legislation that was passed stated that the $3 million would come from […]

Missouri Ethics Commission dismiss complaints against STL County Executive challenger

The Missouri Ethics Commission dismissed an ethics complaint against St. Louis County executive hopeful Mark Mantovani regarding a contribution but still fined the candidate for not filing campaign finance reports in a timely manner. According to a letter sent on Dec. 21 from James Klahr, executive director of the Missouri Ethics Commission, there was a complaint filed against Mantovani and Mantovani for STL group alleging that they failed to timely file a 48 Hour Report […]

St. Louis County Council expected to vote on more FY2018 budget items

More budget items are expected to be heard at the last St. Louis County Council meeting of 2017. The Council on Tuesday will attempt to pass multiple pieces of legislation that deal with the FY2018 budget for St. Louis County. Some of these bills focus on adopting a budget for the general fund, special road and bridge fund, and health fund to name a few. In addition to budget legislation, Councilman Sam Page has a […]

Stenger proposes Prop P budget and financial plan to County Council

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger’s office proposed to the St. Louis County Council on Thursday their ideas on how Proposition P funds would be allocated for next year in the county. According to Stenger, the proposed 2018 St. Louis County budget, submitted on Wednesday listed specific allocations for certain initiatives which are funded by Proposition P: Police Department Pay Increases ($18,617,956) Additional Police Officers ($9,931,912) Police Training ($1,00,000) Body Camera Program ($623,632) Juvenile Treatment […]

Cardinals announce 2018 regular season schedule

ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 12, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals, in conjunction with Major League Baseball’s league-wide release, today announced their 2018 regular season schedule. The Cardinals will open their 2018 season on Thursday, March 29 in New York against the Mets at Citi Field as part of a season-opening six-game road trip that will also take them to Milwaukee for three games. The Redbirds will open the home portion of their 2018 campaign […]

Clayton Times Conversation: Democratic challenger Bill Haas

In our continued Clayton Conversations series, we had the chance to talk with one of the candidates for Missouri’s 2nd Congressional District. Bill Hass, a Democrat, is seeking to defeat Republican Congresswoman Ann Wagner pending the results from the Aug. 7, 2018 primary. Hass, isn’t new when it comes to political races. He previously ran for the 2nd District in 2008 but lost the general election against Todd Akin’s 62 percent of the vote. Currently, […]

Can the legislature call a special election? Constitution, cases say yes

By Rachael Herndon Dunn JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Leading Missouri political minds are buzzing about the legislature being able to set a special election by resolution without the signature of the governor, citing the Constitution being upheld by Missouri Supreme Court cases. The discussion arises from talks of Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal being expelled from the Senate after a Facebook comment saying she believed the President of the United States should be expelled. Const. of 1875, Art. […]